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Samsung Pay lands in Italy, now available in 21 markets worldwide

Samsung Pay in action, now available in Italy, reaching a total of 21 markets worldwide (Source: Samsung Newsroom)
Samsung Pay in action (Source: Samsung Newsroom)
Having received the "Best Mobile Innovation for Payment" award at the annual Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards) earlier this year, Samsung Pay has just reached Italy. This mobile payment service works with quite a few Samsung devices, including the new Galaxy S9/S9+ flagships.

This week, Samsung Pay became available in Italy. Thanks to this new addition, the list of markets where this mobile payment service is available now consists of 21 names. Sadly, the Samsung Pay reward program has a more limited reach and can only be enjoyed by customers in the US, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Brazil, and Spain.

According to Yongje Kim, Executive Vice President of Service Business Office, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics, "The rapid growth of Samsung Pay has been made possible by Samsung’s commitment to an open model of collaboration around the world, resulting in over 1,700 partnerships, including payment providers Visa and Mastercard."

Samsung Pay continues to support both MST and NFC payments, so it currently is the most widely accepted mobile payment service on the market. In Italy, it works at virtually all existing locations that accept credit or debit cards. The list of compatible devices includes the new Galaxy S9/S9+ flagships, wearables like the Gear Sport and Gear S3, as well as other handsets such as the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Note 8, and more.

At last, we should also highlight that Italian users of Samsung Pay get some exclusive discounts of up to 20 percent on brands like Daybreak Hotel, EF Education, Leroy Merlin, and Moleskine.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-03-23 (Update: 2018-03-23)
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.