The future has arrived in South Africa. The first on the continent to access Samsung Pay, South Africans will be able to enjoy this highly innovative, safer, simpler payment method that works anywhere.
Staying true to Samsung’s legacy of innovation, Samsung Pay joins the lineage of people-centred technology, allowing users to make secure, simple mobile payments, almost anywhere, when purchasing goods at any store. Users can simply tap their compatible Samsung Galaxy phone on a payment terminal to complete the transaction. A limited number of Absa customers will be among the first to enjoy Samsung Pay through the Early Access Program for a limited period before the service commercially launches. Standard Bank will join the Early Access Program in due course.
Craige Fleischer, Vice President of Integrated Mobility for Samsung South Africa says, “Once you’ve used Samsung Pay, you’ll wonder how you lived without it. It’s safer and simpler, allowing you to pay anywhere. South Africans will now be able to experience the security and convenience Samsung Pay offers.”
While the ‘tap and pay’ method is not new in South Africa, Samsung Pay uses a proprietary technology called MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission), so you can make contactless payments virtually anywhere and on practically any payment terminal. Most merchants do not need to upgrade their current payment terminals for Samsung Pay, thus allowing for a smooth and fast purchase process. Samsung Pay is compatible with the Galaxy Note 8, S9, S8, S7 and A8 devices. Samsung Pay will be supported on the Galaxy A5 | A7 (2017 Edition) within the month of August.
Pay ten times with your participating Samsung Galaxy smartphone using Samsung Pay during the Early Access period and stand a chance to win one of five Galaxy S9 phones. *For a limited time only, users get a R30 voucher from Mugg & Bean, after the first Samsung Pay transaction.
Samsung never disappoints with its human-driven innovations. Be part of this evolutionary new way to pay and free yourself up to do life your way.
Edited by Daniëlle Kruger
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