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  1. Ryan Tomkins1's Avatar
    I use the KeyRing app too. Kalnel, I tried the NFC at Walgreens this morning and it went thru, but not via the NFC thru the MST. I didn't have the phone near the MST I had it over the tap and pay thingy. Maybe I did it wrong though. LOL
    10-22-2015 10:05 AM
  2. Kalnel's Avatar
    That's interesting -- same thing that happened to me at Whole Foods. I wonder if the MST is set as the "default" method.
    10-22-2015 10:09 AM
  3. chonghak's Avatar
    Now that the folks on Verizon had a couple of days with this new thing...

    1) How's the battery life now? I was shocked how quickly my battery went down! Not that the battery prior to the latest VZ update and the new app was great, but it was just nose diving. I turned off "Simple Pay" option which lets you swipe upward from any screen to see if it makes any difference....

    2) How do I know if the pay is via NFC or MST? I suppose I don't need to know, but I'm curious.
    10-23-2015 08:37 AM
  4. Kalnel's Avatar
    Haven't noticed any difference in my battery life.

    No way to tell how the transaction goes through, other than seeing where you're holding the device relative to the scanner when the transaction processes.
    10-23-2015 09:00 AM
  5. ClintRo's Avatar
    I really wish they would open it up to more banks..... or every Mastercard and Visa Card.
    10-23-2015 09:00 AM
  6. Kalnel's Avatar
    I tweeted Wells Fargo, asking them when they are going to support it, and the answer was that they're "always exploring how to improve customers' mobile experiences." Not exactly a signal that they're on board.
    10-23-2015 09:07 AM
  7. Mr_Bugman's Avatar
    You would think any bank/card that supports any form of mobile payments and/or tokenization would work with SPay. The backend setup is already in place.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-23-2015 09:46 AM
  8. EvilHomer3k's Avatar
    I've used it several times now with various card readers and it has worked every time but once. That time was at the car wash. Tried is 3 times there and ended up getting my card out.

    Battery life does seem to have dropped since the update/S Pay install. Not sure if it's having S Pay always on or if it's the update.
    10-23-2015 10:00 AM
  9. Abhinav Kochhar's Avatar
    It is just a matter it time. Eventually everyone has to get on board they cannot miss the game changer. See how verizon was forced into it.
    10-23-2015 10:00 AM
  10. Stanfna's Avatar
    agreed!
    10-23-2015 01:57 PM
  11. Kalnel's Avatar
    Interesting thing I noticed today about Amex. When I used Amex through Samsung Pay, it downloaded all my Amex transactions in this billing period. (Went back to October 4 for me.) I'm not sure if the Citibank cards are doing the same thing -- I haven't used them lately except through Samsung Pay.
    10-23-2015 04:46 PM
  12. Kalnel's Avatar
    Just had a little fun using the app at the grocery where the owner won't enable NFC. When I held my phone up to the card reader, the owner started snapping, "No work! No work! No iPhone!" I said, "This will work. It's a Samsung, not an iPhone." He shook his head and said, "No work!" With that, the receipt popped out of the register. He said, "No work! You use card when I not looking."
    A little PS to this story. Tonight I went back to the store. The store owner had taped a piece of cardboard to the NFC pad with “No work iPhone!” written on it. When I held my phone to the terminal to pay, he said, “It no work! I watch!” Again, the transaction went right through. He shook his head, ripped the cardboard off the NFC pad, and mumbled, “It no work. I find out how you do that!"
    10-23-2015 08:01 PM
  13. chonghak's Avatar
    I disabled "simple pay" all three options, which would disallow the cards to be pulled up from lock screen, home screen, etc. However, I still see the card on the "lock screen", and can bring up Sam Pay screen. Must be a bug? I don't want to be so quick to pull out my credit cards. :-)
    10-29-2015 01:36 PM
  14. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Rumors are saying February 2016. AND Bla1ze from Crackberry said that a Verizon Rep, whom told one of the posters over at Crackberry that it would be released in February 2016, Bla1ze backed him up with the confirmation.
    10-29-2015 01:49 PM
  15. troutspinner's Avatar
    I started a post in the S6 Edge forum, I should have just asked here........

    So if transactions are going through the magnetic reader, does NFC have to still be turned on?

    Thanks,
    10-29-2015 03:15 PM
  16. Mr_Bugman's Avatar
    I started a post in the S6 Edge forum, I should have just asked here........

    So if transactions are going through the magnetic reader, does NFC have to still be turned on?

    Thanks,
    No. MST will still function without NFC enabled. I tried it last week just to see.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-29-2015 03:47 PM
  17. troutspinner's Avatar
    Thank you Bugman.
    10-29-2015 03:49 PM
  18. r56mcs's Avatar
    On my galaxy s6, nfc turns on automatically temporarily while Samsung pay is running.


    To test, turn off nfc and engage Samsung pay. While it is vibrating pull down the notification bar at the top. N will be there to indicate nfc is active.
    10-29-2015 09:38 PM
  19. troutspinner's Avatar
    Very nice observation r56mcs. I just tried it and it works exactly as you said. Perfect!

    Thank you.
    10-29-2015 09:52 PM
  20. Kalnel's Avatar
    Good find! Some battery saving, perhaps.
    10-29-2015 09:57 PM
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