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Samsung Pay and Card Readers

(Topic created: 06-25-2021 09:55 AM)
ToddF90
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It is a blast when the credit card reader flashes *APPROVED* while someone is telling me, "that won't work here".

From my conversations with checkout staff, Samsung owners are not aware that their devices can use Samsung Pay on ANY card reader. 

 
Samsung would likely benefit from promoting the ability of its devices to use contactless payment even when the merchant does not support the feature. 

Thanks for the cool feature Samsung👍🏼
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LongHiker
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@ToddF90 

Yes it is great! Magnetic Secure Transmission, or MST, is the magic that allows this to happen. Unfortunately the latest Samsung phones and watches don't have MST. On those devices you will need to use NFC to make payments. Although a lot of retailers have tap to pay terminals, not all do. 

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ToddF90
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Yes, that is unfortunate. I didn't know that the latest devices dropped MST. However, I just googled it and you are correct. Thank you for letting me know...it wouldn't be a good day for me if I talked my wife into trying it with her S21.
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