Samsung Pay Beta program now open to American customers

Samsung Pay

#SamsungPay will not commercially release in the U.S. until September 28. But American users can now take it for a spin thanks to Samsung’s beta program. All you have to do is sign up for the Samsung Pay beta program from the company’s website and wait for an invitation to pop in your inbox. At the moment, this is a special invite only program.

We must remind you that Samsung Pay is only compatible with the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+. As we mentioned recently, #Verizon smartphones are not compatible with the service. Currently only Bank of America and U.S. Bank customers with a credit/debit or any small cards are eligible for this program. Users will also need to have a Samsung account beforehand in order to use Samsung Pay in beta.

This will be a good exercise for Samsung before the widespread commercial release next month. It must be noted that Samsung Pay is currently available in South Korea and is said to be very popular with the customers, so something similar can be expected in the U.S. as well. One key advantage that Samsung Pay has over Apple Pay or even the yet to be launched #AndroidPay service is that it can operate with conventional MST or Magnetic Secure Transmission units and not just dedicated NFC terminals.

Hit the link below to register for an invite to try out Samsung Pay.

Source: Samsung Pay Invite Page

Via: 9to5Google