01-02-2018 01:05 PM
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  1. Crude Berry's Avatar
    I used to use Android Pay all the time and kept reading about how great Samsung Pay is. I decided to make the jump this morning and I'm beginning to think I made a mistake. Android Pay just worked at places it was accepted. Just tap phone on card reader and bam, a giant check mark appears on the screen and my purchase was paid for. I am yet to get Samsung pay to work. 2 different places kept asking me to insert the card into the chip reader, the other it just didn't work. Nothing happened. What gives? Is there a special dance to us3 to get this to work or what?
    12-23-2017 02:58 PM
  2. con5150's Avatar
    The only place I had any trouble using Samsung Pay was at 7-11 and even then it worked , the counter person was even surprised as he claimed it wouldn't. I use it daily and love it, lots of points redeemed over the last year , $50 visa card , two fast changers ... every now and then it fails to work , but perhaps that is the terminal ?
    12-23-2017 05:33 PM
  3. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Where I live the number of nfc enabled terminals is small, so Samsung Pay works the best for me. It's picky at Walmart sometimes , but still works. Works without issue at any other retailers I frequent.
    12-23-2017 07:26 PM
  4. Philipmom's Avatar
    You just have to hold the sensor near the swipe area. The chip is near the camera. So I just hold my phone close to the swipe area. If it asks for a chip card, you'll have to use a physical chip card.
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    12-23-2017 08:29 PM
  5. Crude Berry's Avatar
    I was able to get it to work at McDonald's this morning. Maybe I just need to play with it more to learn exactly what spot to aim for.
    12-24-2017 09:36 AM
  6. sweetypie31's Avatar
    For me it seems to depend on the machine that the store has. McDonald's, Walmart, and Walgreens work flawlessly for me, but Starbucks always gives me issues.
    12-24-2017 10:19 AM
  7. Crude Berry's Avatar
    Starbucks was one of the places that asked to insert the chip for me yesterday.
    12-24-2017 01:11 PM
  8. justnivek's Avatar
    out of every place I could remember using it

    Subway, MacDonalds, Wendy's, Target, Wal-Mart, toys r us, several gas stations, Disney World shops, CVS, Walgreens, Dollar Tree, Dunkin Donuts (these are a few of probably many more that could think of right now)

    Worked flawlessly at the above mentioned stores, wawas was a place that gave me problems and only 1 Wal-Mart but I never experienced that problem at any other Wal-Mart.

    It is a lot better than Apple pay or Android Pay from my experience and I would love to try other Android phones but Samsung pay has spoiled me
    12-24-2017 04:04 PM
  9. Jackhklee's Avatar
    It doesn't support Mastercard?!??!?!?!?!
    12-24-2017 09:25 PM
  10. mary beth hale's Avatar
    It doesn't support Mastercard?!??!?!?!?!
    It supports Mastercard. The question is does it support the bank that issues your Mastercard.
    12-24-2017 09:43 PM
  11. 11B1P's Avatar
    If it asks for a chip card, you'll have to use a physical chip card.
    Not true. I use SP with my debit card that is chipped.
    12-24-2017 09:55 PM
  12. Nickerz's Avatar


    Costco told me recently that all the ApplePay customers try to use their terminal but it doesn't work and SamsungPay always works. There is NO way AndroidPay works at the car wash I used recently either. The only place I couldn't use it was Pizza Hut but the person flat out told me I couldn't b/c it wouldn't work. I usually ask to let me try and it always works but she was rude so I just left it alone. lol!

    If it doesn't work, it might be b/c the cashier isn't doing it right. Apparently some terminals require them to setup up the payment a certain way and this has worked before as the cashier told me "try it again" (after pressing something on their end) and then it worked. I think this was at a Burger King but can't remember...
    12-24-2017 11:03 PM
  13. justnivek's Avatar
    https://s19.postimg.org/o9hkqy3qb/Samsung_Pay.png
    Apparently some terminals require them to setup up the payment a certain way and this has worked before as the cashier told me "try it again" (after pressing something on their end) and then it worked.
    I usually lie some places I'm using a debit card and then they "allow" the terminal to be used. Without them allowing the terminal to be used it won't work so once they tell it I'm using a debit I go ahead and use my phone.

    Believe it or not 2 or 3 places straight up got angry with me using the phone (I'm not sure if they think it's a scam or they don't believe it worked or if they have to pay a fee to Samsung or something?)

    But I kinda just laugh and walk away with my receipt hoping they don't do anything dumb like call the cops or something
    12-25-2017 12:09 AM
  14. Nickerz's Avatar
    Believe it or not 2 or 3 places straight up got angry with me using the phone (I'm not sure if they think it's a scam or they don't believe it worked or if they have to pay a fee to Samsung or something?)

    ...no these are most likely jealous ApplePay fan boys...knowing theirs isn't accepted! lol!
    12-25-2017 12:34 AM
  15. michaelp68's Avatar
    Works everywhere for me. Only common issue is making sure the cashier has brought the transaction to the point where the card reader terminal is ready for a card.
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    12-25-2017 08:31 AM
  16. justnivek's Avatar
    ...no these are most likely jealous ApplePay fan boys...knowing theirs isn't accepted! lol!
    are these the same people that thought if your chat bubble showed up green on their iPhone you was considered poor?
    12-25-2017 11:17 AM
  17. sweetypie31's Avatar
    are these the same people that thought if your chat bubble showed up green on their iPhone you was considered poor?
    Yes. Lmao
    12-25-2017 08:14 PM
  18. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Not true. I use SP with my debit card that is chipped.
    Same here.
    12-25-2017 11:20 PM
  19. Hobson123's Avatar
    I'm genuinely changing bank account so I can use Samsung pay 😂 in UK very few are accepted
    12-26-2017 03:20 AM
  20. stmax's Avatar
    I am finding AP just works and SP is hit and miss. I think if SP had a way to turn on NFC only mode it would work always here (Canada) where 99% of merchants have chip readers anyways. I'm holding out hopes for SP though if they would ever support it here for my Gear S3.

    Since everyone has chip here I just say I'm using visa and tap my phone. AP just works and off I go. Lately I've been collecting Justice League super heros with it
    12-26-2017 05:42 PM
  21. Crude Berry's Avatar
    Well I did get it to work at a gas pump yesterday
    12-27-2017 09:20 AM
  22. Philipmom's Avatar
    I have a 50/50 chance getting pumps to read. It depends on if I can get the chip area close enough to the card reader.
    12-27-2017 02:03 PM
  23. Crude Berry's Avatar
    I opened SP and done the verification for the card to read, inserted my library card into the pump while holding the phone near it and pulled my library card out like you would a normal card swipe into the pump.
    12-27-2017 04:13 PM
  24. cass_m's Avatar
    I am finding AP just works and SP is hit and miss. I think if SP had a way to turn on NFC only mode it would work always here (Canada) where 99% of merchants have chip readers anyways. I'm holding out hopes for SP though if they would ever support it here for my Gear S3.

    Since everyone has chip here I just say I'm using visa and tap my phone. AP just works and off I go. Lately I've been collecting Justice League super heros with it
    Same here. I've tried Samsung pay but it just doesn't seem as convenient when most places have tap.
    12-27-2017 11:32 PM
  25. paridge's Avatar
    Samsung Pay works with tap too. If you don't keep NFC on, it will turn it on to do the transaction and then turn it off immediately after.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    12-28-2017 01:29 PM
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