Given some of the biggest problems facing the world today, in particular the coronavirus outbreak, Samsung’s mobile payment solution couldn’t have come at a better time.
This secure and simple digital wallet instantly gives supported Galaxy phones and wearables the functionality of bank and loyalty cards. Be it supermarkets, restaurants or public events, Samsung Pay can be used almost anywhere consumers can swipe or tap a card.
As one of the most widely accepted mobile payment solutions in South Africa, along with the likes of Zapper and SnapScan, Samsung Pay saw a dramatic uptake in usage reaching the one million transactions mark in August 2019, a year after its launch.
This was followed shortly by the two million transactions milestone in February 2020, clearly indicating the growing popularity of cashless payments.
How to use Samsung Pay
With as many banking partners as Absa, Standard Bank, FNB, Investec, Nedbank and Discovery Bank now on board, not only has Samsung Pay changed the way consumers pay, but the ability to activate multiple payment cards in one simple solutions.
To start making cashless payments right away, Samsung users should upgrade to the latest software version for their eligible Galaxy smartphone
They will then need to download the Samsung Pay app from the Google Play store, register or log in to their Samsung account. After selecting their preferred method of verification by fingerprint, iris scan or PIN, users can scan a debit, credit or cheque card with the camera and verify the card details.
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