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Samsung Pay coming to Galaxy S7 handsets on Verizon

Samsung Pay now on Verizon Wireless' Galaxy S7
Samsung Pay
Although it was rumored that Verizon would not offer Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S7, it has just been confirmed that owners of this flagship on the Big Red can use this mobile payment service.

Verizon Wireless shipped the first Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge units a few days ago. These were the pre-ordered handsets and, although their new owners were really happy to get them a few days before becoming available in stores, some also spotted a problem. Samsung Pay, although supported by previous generation Samsung flagships, was not present on the Galaxy S7. 

Fortunately, it turns out that Verizon was still testing the app and it should be available soon. Now, the app is ready for the Galaxy S7 and arrives just in time for the official launch date of the two Galaxy S7 flagships. Those interested should just go to the Play Store, grab the Samsung Pay app, and then use their Verizon Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge to make payments on the go.

Obviously, Samsung Pay is not bloatware and can be installed or removed as needed. As it usually happens with such payment services, there will always be people thinking it is not safe to use, so it is good to know they can simply forget the fact they own a handset with support for Samsung Pay.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-11 (Update: 2016-03-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.