1. ccpopham's Avatar
    Just spoke to a Verizon rep who said that android pay will be updating soon to include the magnetic strip reader like Samsung pay! Can't wait.

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    09-26-2015 07:29 AM
  2. elysm1's Avatar
    This would be amazing! I love the app but the ability to use it virtually anywhere would make my life much easier.
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    09-26-2015 08:29 AM
  3. ccpopham's Avatar
    Yep the rep said they don't have to the date yet, but they have been received some training on it. If android pay will work like that then I don't have to have Samsung Pay. It would be cool to have both though, but as long as the magnetic reader on android pay, I will be happy!

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    09-26-2015 08:41 AM
  4. r56mcs's Avatar
    I doubt it. Magnetic strip method requires the hardware. How would Google make it work with only software? Apple would have done it already if it was possible.
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    09-26-2015 09:29 AM
  5. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Just spoke to a Verizon rep who said that android pay will be updating soon to include the magnetic strip reader like Samsung pay! Can't wait.

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    May be with the new Nexus devices? This certainly requires hardware to work along with software update.

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    09-26-2015 11:28 AM
  6. bplink95's Avatar
    Yeah that's not gonna happen. Samsung owns the tech and it's a hardware thing not just software. So you've been misled by Verizon they are good at misleading people.

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    09-26-2015 11:37 AM
  7. beh's Avatar
    In an earlier thread someone mentioned that his sales rep at his local Verizon corp store told him he was getting training on Samsung Pay. That would make more sense as the latest Samsung phones have the hardware to connect to the magnetic strip card readers.
    I am guessing that we will find out on the 28th.
    09-26-2015 11:39 AM
  8. victoryrules8's Avatar
    Yeah I think he fed ta a line. That's samsung tech.propierty to galaxy s6 and newer devices

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    09-26-2015 12:30 PM
  9. ccpopham's Avatar
    That is what the lady said. So those of you telling proprietary what position do you work in Samsung, verizon, or google? And after providing your position with either company please tell me of the contract negotiations that went on between the companies where Samsung stated that Verizon cannot have access to this technology. These companies operate on contracts with one another, so unless you were on either companies contract negotiation team, you do not know what deals were worked out between them. Not only that but these contracts are almost always hidden from everyone.

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    09-26-2015 02:26 PM
  10. ccpopham's Avatar
    The mean think logically here, Samsung is a business who wants to make money. They have this magnetic tech. Are they going to say nope only on Samsung pay or yes I will let you have access to this on my devices for a percentage of each transaction fee? They will make a lot more by allowing even competitors of Samsung pay use their tech then just locking it down to Samsung pay. They could even license the tech to other phone manufacturers for free and say whatever payment method you use we get a cut of the transaction fee.

    This will be a huge money maker for Samsung!

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    09-26-2015 02:33 PM
  11. beh's Avatar
    That is what the lady said. So those of you telling proprietary what position do you work in Samsung, verizon, or google? And after providing your position with either company please tell me of the contract negotiations that went on between the companies where Samsung stated that Verizon cannot have access to this technology. These companies operate on contracts with one another, so unless you were on either companies contract negotiation team, you do not know what deals were worked out between them. Not only that but these contracts are almost always hidden from everyone.

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    No one is disputing that someone in Verizon sales told you what you have reported. However, as others have stated the Hardware and Software to make it happen are indeed owned by Samsung and they are protected intellectual property. This is easily discovered by searching the business sites for the purchase of the original company to invent the hardware and software by Samsung. You don't have to be an employee of Samsung or have top secret information. As for Samsung licensing the technology, who knows. Since they aren't charging banks to allow their customers to use the service and also aren't charging merchants or users to for using the service, it is likely they may be looking to make some money other than increased phone sales.
    And just to ease your mind about your conspiracy theories, I don't have any connection to Samsung except as a consumer who has purchased their products retail. And I don't have any affiliation with Verizon or Verizon Wireless except as a retail consumer of their phone and data services. And finally, I don't have any affiliation with Google or Alphabet other than a retail consumer.
    09-26-2015 02:57 PM
  12. carraser891's Avatar
    Just spoke to a Verizon rep who said that android pay will be updating soon to include the magnetic strip reader like Samsung pay! Can't wait.

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    I'm a Verizon rep and have heard nothing about that. Then again I've been on vacation so when I get back I will confirm this. Last training I had was on Android pay.

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    09-26-2015 04:14 PM
  13. JPWhite's Avatar
    LoopPay used to sell a case and card for $60 which meant any phone could use the LoopPay system. Not sure if they still sell the stuff or not now Samsung owns them.

    take a look at looppay dot com forward slash products.
    09-26-2015 04:36 PM
  14. BarryH_GEG's Avatar
    Look at the back of your phone. See the extra sensor below the heart rate sensor in the separate module to the right of the camera module? That's the magnetic field transmitter. The absence of it is why even Samsung's low end and 2014 and earlier high end phones will never have the feature. And Samsung acquired LoopPay they didn't license the tech from them. So unless there's another LoopPay out their for Google to acquire and their 2015 phones include a magnetic field transmitter we can put this rumor to bed.
    09-26-2015 04:50 PM
  15. ab304945's Avatar
    Look at the back of your phone. See the extra sensor below the heart rate sensor in the separate module to the right of the camera module? That's the magnetic field transmitter. The absence of it is why even Samsung's low end and 2014 and earlier high end phones will never have the feature. And Samsung acquired LoopPay they didn't license the tech from them. So unless there's another LoopPay out their for Google to acquire and their 2015 phones include a magnetic field transmitter we can put this rumor to bed.
    Both things below the flash is for the heart rate monitor.

    The hardware for Mst is a coil.
    Android Pay update Magnetic strip-looppay-chip-mobile-payments.jpg



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    09-26-2015 04:53 PM
  16. BarryH_GEG's Avatar
    I was told what I posted from a Korean-based Samsung tech VP who was in our office for a quarterly meeting. Beyond that I have no idea how accurate what I posted is.
    09-26-2015 04:57 PM
  17. ccpopham's Avatar
    Not saying that it is not proprietary. Indeed it is all,all I'm saying is that Samsung can make a lot more money by allowing others to use the technology they have in their phones. I see this all the time with other companies.

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    09-26-2015 05:09 PM
  18. Bkayrac's Avatar
    Not saying that it is not proprietary. Indeed it is all,all I'm saying is that Samsung can make a lot more money by allowing others to use the technology they have in their phones. I see this all the time with other companies.

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    And what we are asking is. Why are you so hell bent on believing this verizon rep?

    If you haven't noticed, employee's in this country are bad at their jobs......Android pay is googles software to use NFC. Samsung pay is samsungs software that uses NFC and the magnetic strip.

    Your verizon rep is confusing samsung pay, and android pay. It's really that simple.
    09-26-2015 07:44 PM
  19. ccpopham's Avatar
    Wishful thinking since Verizon is not getting Samsung pay.

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    09-26-2015 08:29 PM
  20. r56mcs's Avatar
    I would be very frustrated also if verizon was the only decent network in my area and I wanted Samsung pay. Fortunately, t mobile is pretty good in my area.
    09-26-2015 08:48 PM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    I don't trust Verizon reps.I have been given inaccurate information many times,even information that directly contradicts their written customer agreement (terms of service).

    Let's say that it is proprietary Samsung technology. Samsung may be wanting the leg up on the competition to keep their product unique.just like their s pen.most likely others would have been willing to pay Samsung a license fee for the tech but it doesn't look like anyone has,at least based on what I see in the market today.


    Sent from my Verizon iPhone 6s Plus
    09-27-2015 09:07 AM

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