This particular idea could need some getting used to -- Samsung’s very own mobile payment system functioning in other handsets not branded with the South Korean phone maker’s name. But this idea could be brought to life soon. According to a report recently published by Gadgets 360, the world’s biggest seller of smartphone devices is apparently planning to bring its contactless mode of payment to other phones.
Injong Rhee, the vice president of Samsung, is happy to reveal that the South Korean tech giant’s own mobile payment system, Samsung Pay, has been used in about a hundred million transactions in its first twelve months. Samsung’s contactless mode of payment was launched in its homeland South Korea about a year ago, and has since been deployed in seven mobile markets across the globe, including the United States, China, Spain, and Brazil.
It appears that it might already be possible for iOS mobile users who have access to the cardless automated teller machines (ATMs) that Bank of America rolled out earlier in 2016 to withdraw money from said machines by way of the Apple Pay contactless mode of payment installed in their iPhone devices.
Samsung's mobile payment service, aptly named Samsung Pay, has finally hit the European market. Earlier today, the South Korean firm launched its mobile payment platform in Spain, hitting a milestone as the first national rollout in Europe. Prior to this launch, Samsung Pay was only available in South Korea, the United States, and more recently in China.
Samsung has recently revealed that it has forged new, strategic partnership deals with some of the foremost manufacturers of point of sale (POS) systems in the world, including Verifone, Ingenico Group, First Data and Clover, PAX Technology, Equinox, ID TECH, MagTek, USA ePay, and OTI Global.
Verizon Wireless, the biggest wireless carrier in American, and Samsung, the world’s number one seller of smartphones, have each launched limited time special offers for mobile users looking to use Android Pay and Samsung Pay mobile payment systems. Those who avail of the promos can get to receive freebies such as gift cards and even free gigabytes of data.
Attention, owners of Samsung’s newest flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge -- the South Korean mobile giant is offering a bonus $30 gift card for S7 or S7 Edge users who sign up for Samsung Pay and complete their first qualified purchase using the Samsung Pay mobile app. The bonus $30 gift card can be used at any of five retail shops that include Best Buy, eBay, Nike, Regal Entertainment, and Whole Foods.
The largest oil and gas company in the world has just deployed a new feature that makes full use of Apple Pay, as well as a credit, debit, or checking account stored on its Speedpass+ mobile app. Indeed, ExxonMobil has joined the list of corporations (albeit still limited) taking advantage of mobile payment systems, which empower consumers to pay for products or services using their mobile devices. As for Apple’s own contactless mode of payment, Apple Pay is now rolling out in more than 6,000 Exxon or Mobil branded gas stations across 46 states in America.
Google has revealed that it has indeed starting rolling out a new promotion in the United States, specifically a rewards program called “Tap 10” which is targeted at users of Android Pay, the company’s own mobile payment system. Android users are now offered a chance to receive rewards such as a Chromecast absolutely for free, and other freebies like movies, musical tracks, or subscriptions to Google Play. All these users have to do is utilize Android Pay when paying for items at local business establishments.
The biggest seller of smartphones in the whole world is planning to further expand its own mobile payment system in the United States in 2016, eventually letting mobile users do online shopping and even lengthening the list of mobile devices that support its contactless mode of payment to include even lower end Samsung handsets.
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