09-02-2016 04:49 PM
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  1. clg82's Avatar
    Hello everyone. I'm new to the note7 coming from an iphone6s Plus (booooo I know) and so far my transition has been flawless! I love the phone so far but have one question about what everyone is using for their "pay" service....Which one is better to use Samsung Pay or Android pay and why do you prefer one over the other....thanks for any help!~Chris
    09-01-2016 10:47 AM
  2. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I prefer Samsung pay because its able to be used on almost any terminal even if they dont have nfc. Android pay has more card selections but 3 of my cards work in Samsung pay so Im good.
    09-01-2016 10:49 AM
  3. clg82's Avatar
    Thanks Tyler....I was reading a little bit into Samsung pay and it looks like it's accepted at all NFC terminals as long as it uses your card correct?
    09-01-2016 10:50 AM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Samsung Pay FTW!!! The fact that it works with older terminals is what makes it more appealing and useful, really. Android Pay just works with NFC-enabled terminals, and those aren't around much. Normal 'swipe your card' ones, however, are still pretty much everywhere and those will work with Samsung Pay.

    Downside? Some banks aren't still on board with Samsung Pay (I'm looking at you, Capital One). Android Pay gets around this by using a 3rd party bank which is used for the purchase and then that bank charges your unsupported card (but you don't get charges notifications or promotional benefits from your card like bonus points for a certain category). Samsung Pay, however, doesn't have this 'workaround' so cards that aren't supported are just not supported.

    Both can live in your phone, though, and you can select which one to use when paying.

    Also, Samsung Pay has way more promotions going on.
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    09-01-2016 10:53 AM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Thanks Tyler....I was reading a little bit into Samsung pay and it looks like it's accepted at all NFC terminals as long as it uses your card correct?
    Yes, and nope. Samsung Pay uses NFC as a backup. It first tries to use MST, which is the magic hardware used to emulate your actual card's magnetic stripe being swiped. If that doesn't work, it then tries with NFC. But like I said before, NFC terminals are still rare (which is why Android Pay isn't nearly as widely accepted; or any of the mobile wallet apps or even Apple Pay for that matter). We're going in that direction, but it's gonna be a few years before you see NFC terminals everywhere.
    09-01-2016 10:55 AM
  6. cwbcpa's Avatar
    As long as your bank is on Samsung Pay, I don't see any reason to choose Android pay over it.

    As was mentioned though, you can set up both.
    09-01-2016 10:56 AM
  7. clg82's Avatar
    thanks for the suggestions everyone keep them coming!
    09-01-2016 11:01 AM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Samsung Pay all the way. Works on NFC readers and regular card readers that don't have NFC.
    09-01-2016 11:26 AM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    And they don't have to accept Tap and Pay for you to use it.

    Samsung Pay is far superior to Android Pay.
    09-01-2016 11:28 AM
  10. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    Android, only because Samsung doesn't support Wells Fargo yet....
    09-01-2016 11:29 AM
  11. the block's Avatar
    Yeah so I'm going to have to call bull on Samsung Pay working on any/most credit card terminals. I've found ONE terminal so far that works. After holding up lines several times while I try to get my shiny new toy to work, I have suspended trying.
    09-01-2016 11:56 AM
  12. miyanc's Avatar
    Yeah so I'm going to have to call bull on Samsung Pay working on any/most credit card terminals. I've found ONE terminal so far that works. After holding up lines several times while I try to get my shiny new toy to work, I have suspended trying.
    I am going to call bull "user error". I have been using it everyday. both the samsung promo $20 (gone now) and my local government federal credit union check card. I would see if you and or the cashier are doing it correctly.
    TheLegoJoker and WalkingHorse like this.
    09-01-2016 12:06 PM
  13. jrsharp70's Avatar
    Yeah so I'm going to have to call bull on Samsung Pay working on any/most credit card terminals. I've found ONE terminal so far that works. After holding up lines several times while I try to get my shiny new toy to work, I have suspended trying.
    I have been using android pay since 2012. I can assure you that happens with android too.

    I have had problems with both, but I can say that after a few days, Samsung pay is objectively better. I'm using it now.
    09-01-2016 12:07 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah so I'm going to have to call bull on Samsung Pay working on any/most credit card terminals. I've found ONE terminal so far that works. After holding up lines several times while I try to get my shiny new toy to work, I have suspended trying.
    I use it all stores with terminals. NFC or not.
    09-01-2016 12:12 PM
  15. badgerfrisch's Avatar
    If your bank/card is supported by Samsung Pay it is the way to go. It's still great when the store says "sorry we don't take apple pay" and then the terminal beeps.
    crystinonfire likes this.
    09-01-2016 12:21 PM
  16. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Yeah so I'm going to have to call bull on Samsung Pay working on any/most credit card terminals. I've found ONE terminal so far that works. After holding up lines several times while I try to get my shiny new toy to work, I have suspended trying.
    Ive yet to have it fail and Ive been using it since the s7 edge released. I did have once where the phone didnt "ding" telling me it registered but the terminal said " card data collected" and the sale was done. Ive also had a lady at build a bear try and push my hand away from the terminal while using it saying "that doesnt work here" at which point she noticed on her screen the sale was processed and the receipt was printing. That lead to a 20 minute conversation of how I did what I did.
    09-01-2016 12:22 PM
  17. crystinonfire's Avatar
    definitely samsung pay. more widely accepted.
    09-01-2016 12:36 PM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    Samsung Pay FTW!!! The fact that it works with older terminals is what makes it more appealing and useful, really. Android Pay just works with NFC-enabled terminals, and those aren't around much. Normal 'swipe your card' ones, however, are still pretty much everywhere and those will work with Samsung Pay.

    Downside? Some banks aren't still on board with Samsung Pay (I'm looking at you, Capital One). Android Pay gets around this by using a 3rd party bank which is used for the purchase and then that bank charges your unsupported card (but you don't get charges notifications or promotional benefits from your card like bonus points for a certain category). Samsung Pay, however, doesn't have this 'workaround' so cards that aren't supported are just not supported.

    Both can live in your phone, though, and you can select which one to use when paying.

    Also, Samsung Pay has way more promotions going on.
    Android pay had a lot of promotions when it first came out... But yeah not anymore
    09-01-2016 12:40 PM
  19. ajb1965's Avatar
    Android pay had a lot of promotions when it first came out... But yeah not anymore
    Yes I got a free chromecast for making 10 purchases with AP. Haven't heard of any new promotions since.

    Samsung pay has worked really well for me
    09-01-2016 12:59 PM
  20. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Yeah so I'm going to have to call bull on Samsung Pay working on any/most credit card terminals. I've found ONE terminal so far that works. After holding up lines several times while I try to get my shiny new toy to work, I have suspended trying.
    If it's not working, I don't blame you for not trying anymore. I have used it in quite a few different stores over the last couple weeks with no issues at all. Then yesterday, I was at Subway, and we could not get it to work. I have used it there when I had my S7 Edge and I have used Apple Pay there as well. Like you, I didn't want to hold up a line so after two tries I gave up. I believe it was user error though. The employee was telling me that I had to place my phone on this "pad" for it do work. I have always just rested it against the area that I would slide my card.

    The bottom line is that this technology is not even close to perfected and it is still just as fast for me to swipe my card at this point. I can't leave my cards at home just yet. I am certainly not going to hold up a line over it. I will continue to use it though when I can as it is fun to watch a cashiers expression after they tell me they don't do Apple Pay. Maybe I am immature, but I get a kick out of it.
    09-01-2016 01:10 PM
  21. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Ive yet to have it fail and Ive been using it since the s7 edge released. I did have once where the phone didnt "ding" telling me it registered but the terminal said " card data collected" and the sale was done. Ive also had a lady at build a bear try and push my hand away from the terminal while using it saying "that doesnt work here" at which point she noticed on her screen the sale was processed and the receipt was printing. That lead to a 20 minute conversation of how I did what I did.
    I got the cops called in on me at a Starbucks when SP first came out. That was funny. She thought I was hacking her computer with my hacker phone. Come on, lady, to pay for coffe??!!
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    09-01-2016 01:11 PM
  22. skatergirl's Avatar
    I got the cops called in on me at a Starbucks when SP first came out. That was funny. She thought I was hacking her computer with my hacker phone. Come on, lady, to pay for coffe??!!
    That's funny.
    09-01-2016 01:36 PM
  23. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Android, only because Samsung doesn't support Wells Fargo yet....
    I did some digging and these WF cards are accepted in the USA according to Which banks and credit cards are compatible with Samsung Pay?

    Debit Card Products:

    • Wells Fargo Business Platinum debit card
    • Wells Fargo Command Business debit card
    • Wells Fargo Resource debit card
    • Wells Fargo Consumer Platinum debit card
    • Wells Fargo Command Consumer debit card
    • The Private Bank debit card
    • Wells Fargo EasyPay debit card
    • Wells Fargo Youth cash card
    • Wells Fargo HSA debit card
    • Wells Fargo Campus debit card
    • Wells Fargo Campus Affinity debit card
    • Wells Fargo Adult Cash debit card

    Credit Card Products:

    • Wells Fargo Rewards card
    • Wells Fargo Cash Back card
    • Wells Fargo Platinum card
    • Wells Fargo Secured card
    • Wells Fargo Cash Back College card
    • Wells Fargo Visa Business credit cards
    • Wells Fargo Home Rebate card
    • Wells Fargo Visa Signature card
    • Wells Fargo Home Rebate Visa Signature card
    • Wells Fargo Cash Back Visa Signature card
    • Wells Fargo Advisors Platinum Cash Back card
    • Wells Fargo Advisors Premium Rewards Visa Signature card
    • Wells Fargo Advisors By Invitation Visa Signature card
    • The Private Bank By Invitation Visa Signature card
    09-01-2016 02:22 PM
  24. vmmatty's Avatar
    Android, only because Samsung doesn't support Wells Fargo yet....
    They don't? I have my Wells Fargo HSA debit card in Samsung Pay. Have you checked recently?
    09-01-2016 02:46 PM
  25. clg82's Avatar
    anybody know where to get a list of what banks Samsung pay accepts?
    09-01-2016 02:51 PM
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