04-03-2016 06:49 PM
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  1. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Just watched a bunch of YouTube videos of people using Samsung Pay. Besides the Wow factor is there really any advantage to using Samsung Pay?

    Everybody that I saw using it needed to hold it awkwardly next to the card reader slot for a couple of seconds for it to read their credit card data. If the transaction was over the minimum amount the user still needed to manually push the credit or debit button.

    Then there is the process of taking out your phone, scanning your fingerprint, tapping the screen, holding it up to the card reader, fidgeting it around until the magnetic fields align, etc.

    Then there is the whole unpleasant idea of handing your phone to the cashier or needing to reach around the register to engage the card reader.

    Seems to me it would be faster and more convenient to simply pull out your credit card and swipe it. But it wouldn't be as cool as Samsung Pay!

    Is there any real advantage to using Samsung Pay vs. simply swiping your card?

    I am really averse to picking up that ”pen" and signing my name, especially during flu season (gross!), so there is one advantage.

    Anything else?
    03-19-2016 12:20 PM
  2. brava27's Avatar
    Absolutely novelty. I barely use my visa pay anymore lol. That's why I rooted.
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    03-19-2016 12:21 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    Samsung wouldn't be paying people up to $200 to use it if it was something that most people wanted to use
    03-19-2016 12:28 PM
  4. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I use it all the time. Not only do I get to avoid having to stick my card in that annoying and time consuming card reader, but I never again need to look around uncomfortably to see who might be watching me type in my pin.

    Often times, I even leave my wallet in the car when going to the movies or a theme park. Total convenience.

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    03-19-2016 12:32 PM
  5. ajb1965's Avatar
    I use it all the time. Not only do I get to avoid having to stick my card in that annoying and time consuming card reader, but I never again need to look around uncomfortably to see who might be watching me type in my pin.

    Often times, I even leave my wallet in the car when going to the movies or a theme park. Total convenience.

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    This!!!

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    03-19-2016 12:36 PM
  6. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I can't imagine pulling out my phone to pay for anything. I have never seen anyone actually pay for anything with their phone either.
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    03-19-2016 12:36 PM
  7. sangs's Avatar
    As with everything, it depends on who you are and what you like to do. My wallet and my phone are both usually in my pocket when I'm checking out somewhere, so I still reach for the plastic every single time. But I'm 46. My daughter hasn't pulled out a wallet anywhere she can use her iPhone to pay, whether it be Starbucks, DD - wherever.
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    03-19-2016 12:40 PM
  8. weirdohappy's Avatar
    I haven't used it yet, but I do like the idea of it. I like the thought of being able to leave my wallet and only carry my phone. Imagine a day when the DMV finds a way to create a digital driver's license that's legal. You'd think with fingerprint verification and retina scan technology that coming down the road at some point a wallet would be obsolete.

    "Suppose your phone dies, how will you pay or show ID" well suppose I leave my wallet at home. Same thing right? Except with a few minutes on a wireless charger and your "wallet" is available again. Currently you'd have to drive all the way back to where you left your actual wallet. Everything on your phone sounds a little more convenient.

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    03-19-2016 12:45 PM
  9. Dm1120's Avatar
    It's much quicker for me to pull my phone out of my pocket, authenticate and hold it up to a reader than it is for me to dig for my wallet, pull it out, make sure I'm pulling out the right CC etc.

    Also, Samsung Pay is more secure than using your regular credit card. It assigns a token in place of your regular card number so if the store's terminal gets hacked your card is safe. My wife and I use Samsung Pay whenever possible because it's so much easier.
    03-19-2016 01:02 PM
  10. rong21's Avatar
    I'm 55 and refuse to be one of those older people that still have to write a check or count change at the register because they won't use a debit card.

    I've used it a few times in the past week. Is it the future? Remains to be seen.
    03-19-2016 01:09 PM
  11. wxman2003's Avatar
    I added a card to Samsung Pay. Haven't used it yet. I did have the iPhone 6 Plus and used Apple Pay a few times. With chip and pin becoming more widespread, I don't know if Samsung Pay or Apple Pay will every take off. Most people are afraid to put their CC on their phone, even though it is secure. They would rather hold the physical card in their hands. It's a novelty. I wouldn't be surprised in 5 years that neither Apple or Samsung will offer it.
    03-19-2016 01:15 PM
  12. bsteppuhn's Avatar
    Cool novelty for me. It doesn't work in my small town and I don't go to the city to often to use it.

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    03-19-2016 01:21 PM
  13. Dm1120's Avatar
    Cool novelty for me. It doesn't work in my small town and I don't go to the city to often to use it.

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    It should work fine in your small town unless all the businesses are cash only.
    03-19-2016 01:30 PM
  14. wxman2003's Avatar
    If you go to a restaurant, you most likely will need to have your CC with you. Waiter/waitress comes to your table with the tab, you have to give them your CC to pay. None of them are carrying portable devices so you can use your phone to pay.
    03-19-2016 01:39 PM
  15. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I usually pay cash at restaurants. I personally hate people disappearing with my card for 10 minutes, and I also tip with cash.

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    03-19-2016 01:55 PM
  16. torbach1's Avatar
    I use it all the time, but I also know where I can and where I can't. My goal is for summer to be able to leave the house with just my phone and NY driver's license in the wallet case for my phone. I can do that, but know I will be limited since it works in most, but not all places. Specifically, it doesn't work anywhere you have to hand the card to a cashier, or where the magnetic swipe is not angled (like a gas station).

    But it works in 90% of places and I'm slowly making a list so that I will be able to do this by summer, knowing where I can't use it.

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    03-19-2016 01:58 PM
  17. ab304945's Avatar
    I use it all the time.

    At the grocery store, I use my phone for the value card. And my phone to pay, makes it easier to have my phone do it all, instead of getting out 2 different cards.

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    03-19-2016 02:04 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would say I could probably be pretty useful depending on the person's situation. Such as if I went to a football game or something like that and I wanted to use my card or if I wanted to go shopping at a bunch of malls and didn't want to keep my card on me I could just use my phone. So I wouldn't say it's going to just be instantly useful for everybody but at the same time I think certain people can maybe find good uses for it since not everybody likes to carry their cards which could be stolen or something like that and only having their phone would be better for them.
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    03-19-2016 02:13 PM
  19. PowrDroid's Avatar
    OK, so far we have:

    1. It's faster than pulling out your wallet and removing a credit card. I find this hard to believe, having viewed several videos showing people using Samsung Pay. The need to hover the phone alongside the card reader for several seconds is longer than it takes for me to pull out my card and swipe it.

    2. You don't have to carry a wallet. Valid point, but you still need to carry a driver's license. Years ago I used to carry my driver's license and my bank debit card tucked inside folded over currency, a very minimal package. So I see the no wallet thing as being a convenience.

    3. People can't see your PIN. I use my bank card as a credit card, I don't use my PIN, so I don't see that as an advantage.

    4. Samsung Pay uses a token number instead of your actual card number, so if someone hacks the card reading machine they won't get your credit card number. Yep, that's an advantage.
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    03-19-2016 02:19 PM
  20. scott_0's Avatar
    Cool novelty for me. It doesn't work in my small town and I don't go to the city to often to use it.

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    lol so no store in your entire town takes credit cards? this isn't apple pay........
    03-19-2016 02:59 PM
  21. nate wilborn's Avatar
    The only thing keeping me from being able to just keep my credit card at home is at most sit down places they need to take your card from the table to the register. Anyplace I would have to hand my phone to a server to take or to use I wont be doing that.

    Then at gas stations etc I normally pay at the pump and those are embedded readers and didn't work for Samsung pay.

    I find it extremely convenient at the places I can use it even though its only been a week so far trying. But, yes there is a novelty factor in that you cant use it 100% of the time and still haven't to have a card around.
    03-19-2016 03:30 PM
  22. flintlock's Avatar
    Maybe I'll have it soon if the VZW S7E I have on order comes with it. I've learned it works on the swipe area so you're not committed to nfc readers. Does it also come with nfc?

    Verizon blocked us a few years ago with Google wallet. It wouldn't work but the work around was to change the build.prop file to make the phone think it was a galaxy nexus.

    It was kind of a novelty 3 1/2 years ago to pay that way. Not so much now. Of course you were limited to those card readers that showed that wifi symbol. I got a little tired of the phone thinking it was a nexus and changed back.
    03-19-2016 03:41 PM
  23. torbach1's Avatar
    Maybe I'll have it soon if the VZW S7E I have on order comes with it. I've learned it works on the swipe area so you're not committed to nfc readers. Does it also come with nfc?

    Verizon blocked us a few years ago with Google wallet. It wouldn't work but the work around was to change the build.prop file to make the phone think it was a galaxy nexus.

    It was kind of a novelty 3 1/2 years ago to pay that way. Not so much now. Of course you were limited to those card readers that showed that wifi symbol. I got a little tired of the phone thinking it was a nexus and changed back.
    Yes, it works with NFC readers too. Based on my experience using it for about 6 months (S6 Edge+ before), it works with NFC everywhere Android Pay is supported.

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    03-19-2016 03:57 PM
  24. torbach1's Avatar
    If you go to a restaurant, you most likely will need to have your CC with you. Waiter/waitress comes to your table with the tab, you have to give them your CC to pay. None of them are carrying portable devices so you can use your phone to pay.
    I live in the US, but outside the US, in Europe and in Canada, at most restaurants they do bring the credit card reader to the table. I far prefer that, because giving your server a credit card means in the very rare case of that person being a thief, they can very easily steal all of the info on the card.

    One day we'll catch up, but at that point, we'll also only support cards with smart cards in them instead of magnetic strips, and at that point, Samsung Pay's biggest advantage over Apple and Android Pay will go away.

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    03-19-2016 04:01 PM
  25. torbach1's Avatar
    By the way, I'm not sure what these videos are of people awkwardly trying to use Samsung Pay are, but I can tell you that once you get used to it, it's very easy, and it's not awkward. You get used to the angle you have to hold it in for it to transmit the MST signal. It even works with mobile Square payments that a lot of smaller vendors use and connect to their iPhones or iPads.

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    03-19-2016 04:02 PM
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