Late last month, Samsung started bringing Samsung Pay to the US. The reason behind this because all the pieces needed to take advantage of the manufacturer’s in-house payment system finally started falling into place. The hardware and software needed were in place (phones like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5), and software (in the form of the Samsung Pay app), the infrastructure support (from Samsung), and the cooperation of financial institutions such as long as you were a customer of Bank of America, Citi, or US Bank.
Samsung Pay support
That being the situation on some carriers it never prevented Verizon to take sweet time in this. It was early this week that we learned the carrier was delivering an update that brought Samsung Pay support to compatible handsets. That sounds great and refreshing but in itself wasn’t going to do Verizon users much good. Reason? Their phones arrived without the needed Samsung Pay app. Samsung today busy correcting that oversight by dropping Samsung Pay into the Google Play Store.
Samsung Pay app on Google Play
A couple of days back we saw the resurfacing of Samsung Pay app on Google Play just some hours leading up to Verizon’s update announcement. It looks like Samsung either got the timing wrong or had second thoughts. This is because the app had already been pulled by the time the updates started hitting users. For real, this time it is there to live. We get word that it’s back with a bang, and while it wasn’t supposed to go official until noon, we’re seeing it live in the Play Store now, slightly ahead of schedule. Talk of acting in hate.
Samsung Pay to Galaxy S6 Series
For now, Verizon customers have to have a supported handset to use Samsung to pay. This handset include Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 edge+. It is worth noting that older phones need not bother to apply because they are locked out of this services. Bringing Stage fright fixes, is also enabled, or supported. It should be noted that Samsung pay was listed on Google play.
“We are proud to partner with Verizon to bring Samsung Pay to Verizon customers. With Samsung Pay, Verizon customers will be able to shop like yesterday and pay like tomorrow. With the widest acceptance of retailers, Samsung Pay works almost anywhere you can swipe or tap your card.”- Samsung said in a statement.