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Samsung Pay early access now live in Canada

Samsung Pay early access goes live in Canada
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Although this service is not officially available yet, Samsung Pay is now available in advance of its formal announcement, but only CIBC customers can use it for the time being.

Earlier this year, we heard that Samsung Pay is on its way to Canada. Yesterday, we found out that the South Korean giant has teamed up with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce to unleash the mobile payments service in the country. A formal announcement has not been made yet, but early access to Samsung Pay is already available.

To use Samsung Pay in Canada at this time, one needs a card affiliated with the CIBC, as well as one of the supported devices. Their list includes the following: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy Note 5.

Samsung has already made available an early access page, so those interested can enter their email address, then download the app needed to use the service. Unfortunately, only select CIBC credit cards work right now, while CIBC MasterCard, US Dollar Visa, and Prepaid Visa are not supported yet.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11-10 (Update: 2016-11-10)
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.