11-12-2014 12:29 AM
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  1. Android4life47's Avatar
    Some people who are really not into phones don't understand that Samsung doesn't make iPhones. To them, all phones with big touchscreens are iPhones.
    Well it takes 11 companies to make the iPhone and sorry to say Samsung is the main company to make its parts so in a way yes Samsung does make the iPhone
    10-27-2014 03:44 PM
  2. Alexander Burnside's Avatar
    That's true to an extent, but it's all of the hoopla and hype surrounding Apple Pay that compelled CVS (which along with Best Buy, Walmart, and others is a member of the merchant consortium behind Current C) to stop accepting mobile payments. Obviously, they are afraid widespread adoption of Apple Pay would jeopardize the decidedly inferior Current C, which isn't even scheduled to roll out until next year. If Apple hadn't come out with Apple Pay, we Google Wallet users could have continued on our merry ways.

    So three years after they both debut, Apple copies our beloved Note and Google Wallet, f-ing things up for us. Thanks, Apple!
    I disagree.

    Those companies are all subject to a non-compete order which prevents them from accepting any mobile payment method other than CurrentC. NFC payments would have gone down regardless of Apple Pay's existence. In a year or so when the non-compete expires, they will likely start taking NFC again, because I presume they aren't stupid enough to cut out a huge chunk of their user base who have access to and want to use NFC enabled mobile devices.

    Particularly if when CurrentC explodes on take off.
    10-27-2014 03:53 PM
  3. JasW's Avatar
    I disagree.

    Those companies are all subject to a non-compete order which prevents them from accepting any mobile payment method other than CurrentC. NFC payments would have gone down regardless of Apple Pay's existence. In a year or so when the non-compete expires, they will likely start taking NFC again, because I presume they aren't stupid enough to cut out a huge chunk of their user base who have access to and want to use NFC enabled mobile devices.

    Particularly if when CurrentC explodes on take off.
    You seem to be privy to information that the media is not. Nothing I've read, at least as of this morning, identified any specific reason for CVS's decision, let alone a noncompete. That would have apparently just been signed/gone into effect. A quick news search doesn't reveal any new information since this morning; what's your source?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
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    10-27-2014 04:38 PM
  4. l No Use For A Name l's Avatar
    You know what does annoy me? When iphone people make fun of your phone because of the size. I had three friends with new iPhone 6 so far since I purchased my note 4 be like "how's the whiteboard sized phone treating you" and comments like that. Wanna slap them lol
    10-27-2014 05:50 PM
  5. anon8126715's Avatar
    It's perfectly fine to prefer Android over iOS and think that it's a better fit for you. And that goes for everyone else. And any comparisons between the two platforms themselves are perfectly valid. But when you start getting into the area of presuming that Android users are more knowledgeable, or more technical, I have a problem. I think that assessments like that are way off base. It's the equivalent of Apple users who say that the only people who use Android phones are people who "can't afford to buy an iPhone".
    I'm just reporting what is the norm where I work and where I've worked. It's funny talking to some of the IT people that have iPhones, they don't really like talking shop nor talking about computers in general. I even had one guy point blank tell me that he doesn't do anything on his computer when he gets home.
    10-27-2014 06:53 PM
  6. molybear's Avatar
    Nope my friends know I wouldnt have iPhone.
    10-28-2014 03:56 AM
  7. Alexander Burnside's Avatar
    You seem to be privy to information that the media is not. Nothing I've read, at least as of this morning, identified any specific reason for CVS's decision, let alone a noncompete. That would have apparently just been signed/gone into effect. A quick news search doesn't reveal any new information since this morning; what's your source?

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    Here are a few:

    Wal-Mart's Answer To Apple Pay, CurrentC - Business Insider
    Blocking Apple Pay Is a Stupid Move for Retailers
    CurrentC Is The Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Fees | TechCrunch
    10-28-2014 08:44 AM
  8. JasW's Avatar
    Interesting that only the Mashable article mentions the non-compete. In any event, Current C looks like a clumsy, archaic system set up to benefit retailers only -- certainly not consumers. (At least not directly, although I'm sure the marketing flacks will spout some mullarkey about retailers passing along the savings in fees from credit card companies.) I certainly wouldn't go through all the steps required to use Current C at checkout. If I can't just swipe my phone, I'll simply swipe my debit card and put in my pin.
    10-28-2014 10:35 AM
  9. Alexander Burnside's Avatar
    Those links all mention an agreement as members of MCX to not use other mobile payment methods. However, yes, only Mashable was calling it a non-compete. I agree that it's all hearsay, so it's up to the reader to decide what they want to believe. Regardless, I'll be shocked if it doesn't bomb hard. They thought NFC wasn't getting used? Wait until they get a load of that CurrentC crap.

    CurrentCrap? That's gonna stick, just wait.
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    10-28-2014 11:38 AM
  10. Stephen Martino's Avatar
    That won't happen again, CVS and Rite Aid quit taking tap to pay.
    I know. Very sad. There is always Walgreens!!!!
    10-28-2014 12:07 PM
  11. Mad4sax's Avatar
    Just now happened. I was using Tap and Pay at my local pharmacy.
    The clerk went "WOW ... Is that an iPhone 6!!"
    I said "No. It wouldn't work that well if it was!"

    EDIT: It was a Rite-Aid store so tap and pay still working for Android.
    10-28-2014 02:21 PM
  12. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Just now happened. I was using Tap and Pay at my local pharmacy.
    The clerk went "WOW ... Is that an iPhone 6!!"
    I said "No. It won't work that well if it was!"
    It amazes me how many people think all smartphones are iphones. Quite scary really
    10-28-2014 02:39 PM
  13. Alexander Burnside's Avatar
    I know it's off topic, but if anyone was really upset about CurrentC, good news. They got hacked.

    Already! *facepalm*
    10-30-2014 08:25 AM
  14. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Just now happened. I was using Tap and Pay at my local pharmacy.
    The clerk went "WOW ... Is that an iPhone 6!!"
    I said "No. It wouldn't work that well if it was!"

    EDIT: It was a Rite-Aid store so tap and pay still working for Android.
    How do you setup tap and pay on the Note4?
    10-30-2014 08:47 AM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    How do you setup tap and pay on the Note4?
    Get Google Wallet and set it up It will usually say "setup tap and pay" once you open the app. -- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...s.walletnfcrel
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    10-30-2014 08:51 AM
  16. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Get Google Wallet and set it up It will usually say "setup tap and pay" once you open the app. -- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...s.walletnfcrel
    For this, you need to have NFC on correct?
    10-30-2014 09:13 AM
  17. Alexander Burnside's Avatar
    Yes.

    I've yet to get it to work. It's hard to find somewhere to test it out where I won't have to be embarrassed in front of a long line while I try to figure out how it works.
    10-30-2014 09:19 AM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    For this, you need to have NFC on correct?
    Yep. Which the Note 4 has .
    10-30-2014 11:02 AM
  19. 21stNow's Avatar
    Yes.

    I've yet to get it to work. It's hard to find somewhere to test it out where I won't have to be embarrassed in front of a long line while I try to figure out how it works.
    If you want less potential fumbling at the register, open the app and enter your PIN while you are waiting in line. As long as you tap your phone within your timeout time, you won't have to enter the password again. There really isn't much to figure out with it, though. Let the cashier ring up your items, total you out, then tap the phone to the NFC reader. The rest of the transaction will flow pretty much like any other credit card transaction.
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    11-11-2014 06:24 PM
  20. iOSConvert2k14's Avatar
    Happened two weeks ago when I paid using Google Wallet
    11-11-2014 07:11 PM
  21. MadMexican73's Avatar
    I believe you can still use isis or soft card as is known now to pay at cvs

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-11-2014 07:35 PM
  22. thebrain2u's Avatar
    Actually went to my niece’s birthday and had a lot of family members bust out smartphones to take pictures. Turns out, I have a very iPhone family, nearly everyone had 6’s, with a few 6 Plus’ in the crowd. Only I and my cousin-in-law had the Note 4 and everyone kept asking if we got the 6 Plus. We got used to saying, “Nah, it’s a Note 4,” real quick, haha. It’s ok, most people just don’t know tech. The best giveaway for them was the glaring Samsung logo, it would alleviate some questions.
    11-11-2014 09:05 PM
  23. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Not yet. To be honest, outside of the size, the two phones don't look alike and once I start using the S-pen, forget about it. No mistaking this for an iPhone.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    11-11-2014 09:08 PM
  24. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Someone asked me if my phone was the 4 today. I smiled and said "yes, it is!" Safe to say there is hope guys!
    11-11-2014 09:13 PM
  25. McPlot's Avatar
    In my opinion if someone mistakes your note 4 for an iPhone it's because they aren't into phone tech, they know Apple just released a larger iPhone, and probably just assumes that's what it is.

    I've seen a few people at the gym with m8's and at first glance thought it was an iPhone.
    There has been media hype around Apple Pay. So those not into tech, may not know about Google Wallet. I have had people say "You can pay with your phone, that's cool." Then I would look at their phone and tell them they can too.
    11-12-2014 12:29 AM
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