Back in September, AndroidGuys reported about the new Samsung Pay app being released in the US. It immesiately became available on most US carries. Unfortunately, Verizon did not immediately jump on this bandwagon. However, after much deliberation, the company has now made it available to customers. Now anyone, on any major US carrier, has access to Samsung Pay.
Up to this point, some phones may have come with the app pre-installed, but without any options to use it. If this is the case, it should automatically update, allowing Verizon customers to use all features of the app. Current supported banks are Bank of America, Citi, US Bank, Synchrony Financial, and American Express, with more to come. You can also contact your bank to find out if they support this service.
Amid all the concerns about stolen credit card numbers and identity theft, I’m glad to see Verizon taking this step and allowing it’s customers another option for a secure, digital wallet service. Due to the new technology, however, Samsung Pay is only available on the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, and the Galaxy Note 5.
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