As of Wednesday, Samsung pay now supports all US membership and loyalty cards. In addition to the membership cards, users can also add insurance and personal identification cards. This is huge for the program, which only launched in the US September of last year.
According to Samsung, the average American carries up to 30 membership/loyalty cards on a daily basis. With the implementation of these programs into Samsung Pay, the horror of searching for cards or fumbling your keys looking through dozens of thumb-sized cards is increasingly seeming like a thing of the past. This also lessens the possibility of forgetting your membership since you will see you have one in the Samsung Pay App along with your credit/debit card.
How does Samsung Pay Work?
For those who don’t know all the details of Samsung Pay, it is an NFC payment service similar to Android Pay and Apple Pay. It is only supported on the Note 5, Galaxy S6(Edge, Edge+, Active, and regular) and Galaxy S7(Edge and normal, but it will likely have support on the S7 active when it comes out). It can be used with a variety of Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards from a large number of banks and is compatible with the majority of new and existing payment terminals. All of these cards are protected with tokenization, Samsung’s KNOX security firmware, and fingerprint authentication.
With the addition of loyalty cards and personal identification cards, Samsung Pay is increasing its versatility as a one stop shop for all your cardholder needs. Let us know what you think about this addition in the comments.