Did you happen to pick up a new Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge? Samsung is currently running a promotion for new S7 owners who have yet to use Samsung Pay. If you set up and use your S7 or S7 edge to make a payment, you will get a free $30 gift card to ebay.com, Whole Foods, Nike, Best Buy or Regal Cinema.

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In order to use the Samsung Pay app you will need a Galaxy Note5, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S6 edge Active, S7 or S7 edge. Supported carriers include AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless, Metro PCS, U.S. Cellular, Sprint and Verizon.

You can check at Samsung.com to see if your bank and/or card issuers are supported.

The free $30 gift promotion is only good for users of the S7 and S7 edge, but you can still set up Samsung Pay on the devices listed above. You will need to make a qualifying purchase no later than March 31st of this year.

Samsung Pay should be preinstalled on your device, but if it isn’t you can download it at the Google Play Store.


Setup instructions:

Open the Samsung Pay app

Once the app is opened, watch the video.


Touch USE FINGERPRINT to assign your fingerprint as the verification method. If you have not registered your fingerprint on the device, you will be given the chance to add a fingerprint.

Note: You can also assign a four-digit Samsung Pay PIN code instead of using your fingerprint. Touch Skip and use Samsung Pay PIN.


Place your finger on the Home key, and then lift it off once you feel a vibration. Repeat until you have reached 100%. To ensure your whole fingerprint is recorded, move your finger slightly each time you touch the key, fully covering the key with your finger.


Create a backup password and touch CONTINUE.


Touch OK to use your fingerprint to unlock your device.


Scan the fingerprint you just registered for verification.


Create a Samsung Pay PIN for payment authentication and application protection.

Re-enter the PIN to confirm.

You are now ready to add your payment cards and use Samsung Pay.

Add a card

Touch ADD or, if this is the first payment card being added, touch Add a credit or debit card.


Align your card inside the frame to automatically detect the card number and expiration date.


Enter the remaining information and touch NEXT.


Review the terms and conditions, and then touch AGREE TO ALL.

If necessary, select a method to authenticate your identity using a one-time password (OTP).


Touch DONE to complete the process.

After your card is added to Samsung Pay, it will be verified by the payment card network (i.e., Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) and the card issuer (e.g., Bank of America, Citibank, or U.S. Bank). On average, verification will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes. During that time, you will be unable to use your card in Samsung Pay.
Note: You can continue to add cards while others are being verified.

Once the process is complete you can use Samsung Pay at any participating merchants. Verizon customers will need to get an OTA update from Samsung in order to activate Samsung Pay.

And remember, if your device is rooted Samsung Pay will not be supported.

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