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Samsung Pay gets seven city US promo tour

October 2nd, 2015

Samsung is to run a seven city tour to promote the launch of Samsung Pay in the US. “Samsung will give consumers in Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles a special opportunity to unlock special offers and prizes through Samsung Pay,” the company says. The service launched in the US this week.

Samsung Pay goes live in the US

September 28th, 2015

Samsung Pay has launched in the US today after going live in Korea in August 2015, where it racked up a total 1.5m transactions in its first month. It launches with support from American Express, Bank of America, Citi, US Bank, MasterCard and Visa, with mobile network operators Sprint, US Cellular, AT&T and T-Mobile on board. Verizon Wireless has yet to announce its support.

US carriers push Samsung Pay to phones

September 28th, 2015

T-Mobile has reportedly begun pushing software updates to Samsung Pay supporting devices ahead of the mobile payment service’s launch in the US, expected today. “The update contains mostly tweaks to Samsung Pay,” Android Headlines reports. AT&T is also pushing out an Android 5.1.1 update for both the Samsung S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge that brings with it the addition of Samsung Pay, according to Android Central.

Samsung Pay adds new features

September 24th, 2015

Samsung Pay has updated its app for Android devices for those currently using the service in a beta test in the US. “Most importantly are the new ‘Simple Pay’ settings, which let you control where and when the phone is ready to launch Samsung Pay so you can use it in a store,” Android Central reports. The service is due to launch in the US this month.

Korean Samsung Pay users spend $30m in first month of launch

September 24th, 2015

More than US$30m has been spent through Samsung Pay since the mobile payment service’s launch in Korea one month ago, Samsung has revealed. In total, more than 1.5m transactions were conducted, of which 60% took… More

500,000 Koreans sign up for Samsung Pay

September 17th, 2015

Samsung Pay has signed up more than 500,000 users since its introduction in Korea in August 2015. “If this trend continues, it seems to be only a matter of time to surpass 1m subscribers in 1 to 2 months,” Business Korea reports. “Both the ICT industry and Samsung Electronics are apparently surprised.” The company is expected to launch Samsung Pay across the US later this month.

Samsung Pay averages 25,000 new users daily

September 9th, 2015

Samsung Pay is averaging 25,000 new users and more than US$620,000 in transactions per day since its launch in Korea last month. “Samsung EVP Injong Rhee said in an interview the firm will likely launch new mid- and low-tier smartphones compatible with Samsung Pay next year,” Reuters reports.

Google and Samsung sign up to MasterCard Digital Enablement Express

September 9th, 2015

Google and Samsung are among the first digital partners to join MasterCard’s newly launched Digital Enablement Express program which aims to speed up the process of digitizing and tokenizing MasterCard accounts through the MasterCard Digital Enablement… More

Samsung Pay coming to Gear S2 in November

September 4th, 2015

Samsung has confirmed its mobile payment service Samsung Pay will be made available on its recently unveiled Gear S2 smartwatch from November, Droid Life reports. The device will also let wearers make Alipay barcode payments in Beijing and Shanghai, store digital coupons through FidMe and unlock Yale Real Living Locks using Yale Digital Keys stored on the smartwatch.

Samsung’s NFC smart suit to hit IFA 2015 catwalk

September 3rd, 2015

Samsung’s fashion division is to showcase a smart suit equipped with an NFC chip in its sleeve at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The item from Samsung C&T Fashion Group will be one of four on show over the next week as the company unveils its platform brand for wearables which aims to integrate fashion design and technology. More

Gemalto partners with Samsung for the launch of Samsung Pay in Europe

September 3rd, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has partnered with Samsung to drive the deployment of Samsung Pay across Europe, utilising its Allynis Trusted Service Hub (TSH). Both companies are now working with payment issuers to… More

Samsung unveils Gear S2 with NFC

September 1st, 2015

Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Gear S2, its latest smartwatch which includes NFC for payments. “Samsung is working to expand the usability of wearables,” the company says, “including smart car keys, residential room keys and remote controls to manage a connected home.” The Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic will be showcased at Tempodrum, Berlin this week.

Samsung Pay opens US beta test

August 27th, 2015

Samsung has begun inviting those eligible to take part in a Samsung Pay beta test in the US ahead of the mobile payment service’s launch next month. Participants must own a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ or Galaxy Note 5, have an active Samsung account, a qualifying card and be a customer of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or US Cellular. Verizon Wireless is yet to announce its support.

80,000 cards added to Samsung Pay in Korea

August 26th, 2015

More than 80,000 credit or debit cards have been registered on Samsung Pay in Korea since its launch last week. “More than 10,000 cards were registered on August 20,” Business Korea reports. “About 80,000 cards are believed to have been registered as of August 24. Observers say around 20,000 credit or check cards issued by large credit companies have registered.”

Verizon Wireless cool on Samsung Pay support

August 24th, 2015

Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless carrier in the US, may not support Samsung Pay when it launches there next month. “Right now it will only say that it’s ‘evaluating’ the service and will share more news as it’s available,” The Verge reports. US carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular are listed among Samsung Pay’s initial partners.

Synchrony Financial offers Samsung Pay support

August 24th, 2015

Consumer financial services provider Synchrony Financial will offer its private label credit card holders the ability to access their cards through Samsung Pay when it launches in the US in September. “All of Synchrony Bank’s Payment Solutions and CareCredit cards are capable of being provisioned for Samsung Pay when it launches next month,” the company says.

US to get Samsung Pay in September

August 14th, 2015

Samsung Pay will launch in Korea on 20 August and in the US on 28 September, the handset maker confirmed as it announced two new flagship devices in New York yesterday. “Samsung plans to roll out the service in the UK, Spain and China as well,” the company says of its fingerprint-secured NFC- and MST-based mobile payment offering. “Select US users of Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5 will be able to participate in a beta trial from 25 August ahead of the 28 September launch.”

Samsung Smart TVs to support Samsung Pay

August 6th, 2015

Samsung Smart TV owners will be able to make payments directly on the device by selecting the item they wish to purchase, pressing Pay Now and entering a PIN. Samsung Pay on TV will support “major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal as well as other mobile billing options,” Samsung says. “Samsung mobile device users can easily transfer their Samsung account information and registered payment methods to the Smart TV.”

Samsung Pay to start second beta testing round

August 4th, 2015

Samsung Pay is reportedly set to start a second round of beta testing in Korea with Samsung Card this Friday. BC Card is also expected to test the service from August 20. “They both will receive feedback from the participants of the test runs and share the results with the tech giant to improve the payment system,” The Korea Herald reports. Samsung kicked off its first beta testing round in Korea last month.

Samsung and MasterCard prepare Europe for Samsung Pay

July 30th, 2015

Samsung has announced it is extending its global partnership with MasterCard to deliver Samsung Pay to European card issuers using the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) — and is currently working with European banks and… More

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