Whether you agree or not, we ‘re surely living in a digital age! You’ll believe this more if you closely observe the way how we make transactions. First, cash was almost replaced by debit and credit cards, and now these plastic cards are being replaced by mobile payment systems. Seems like our wallets are now getting lighter and lighter with each passing day. The need of carrying plastic cards in our wallets has almost become void with the arrival of electronic payment system. We can now make secure payments and purchases at stores right from our Smartphone.
Most of us have already heard about Apple Pay, which was released back in October 2014. Being one of the toughest competitors of Apple, Samsung also introduced a similar service in 2015 which is known as Samsung Pay. It also works at a majority of stores and allows you to digitally pay without having to swipe your debit or credit card. So, before we see how to use Samsung Pay let’s get to know a few more details about this service.
What is Samsung Pay?
Samsung Pay is basically a mobile payment and digital wallet service which happens to be the most simple and secure way to pay. So, this is how it works! You can authorize your payments by entering biometric detail like a fingerprint or iris scan, as it happens to be the most secure methods of biometric authentication.
It can work anywhere, where your usually swipe your cards. And by using Samsung Pay you make your transactions even faster as you don’t have to enter your card details on the machine every time you make a purchase. You can simply authenticate a payment with any biometric details be it your fingerprint or iris scan.
Which All Devices are Compatible with Samsung Pay?
Samsung Pay is compatible with almost all latest Samsung devices including S9, S9 Plus, Note 8, Galaxy Note 8, S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Active, Galaxy Note 5. You can also avail Samsung Pay benefits on your smartwatch as well. You can use it on your Gear S2, Gear S3, Gear Fit 2 and Gear Sport.
In Which All Countries Samsung Pay is Available?
Samsung Pay is available in US, UK, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
How Does Samsung Pay Technology Work?
Samsung Pay primarily uses NFC technology i.e. Near Field Communication. So, it easily works on tap to pay terminals and as well as magnetic stripe terminals. As soon as you hold your phone close to any of these terminals it emits a magnetic signal which is thereby encrypted by machine and your payment is initiated.
How to Use Samsung Pay on your Smartphone?
Using Samsung Pay on your Smartphone is pretty simple! All you have to do is bring your phone close to a terminal machine. Then, from the lock screen swipe on Samsung Pay bar. Pick the card from which you wish to initiate the payment, enter your biometric detail to authorize the payment like a fingerprint or iris scan and that’s it!
Once the payment process is successfully completed you’ll be notified on your Smartphone’s screen and you’re then good to go.
Why is Samsung Pay Better than Apple Pay or Google Pay?
Well yes, we know you must be wondering upon this! One of the most unique features about Samsung Pay service is the fact that it works everywhere. Yes, you heard that right! Like we said earlier, Samsung Pay not just works on tap to pay terminals but is also accessible for use anywhere where magnetic stripe terminals are available which means almost anywhere!
So folks, what do you think about Samsung Pay? Guess it’s time to drop off a little more weight off your wallets.