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Samsung Pay launches in the US

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More than a month after its launch in South Korea, Samsung Pay is now live in the US, offering support for both NFC and MST-based transactions.
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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. unleashed Samsung Pay in the United States yesterday. According to the official press release, this easy to use and secure service can be used "almost anywhere you can swipe or tap your card." Samsung Pay launched in Korea back in late August and the company plans to take it to China, Spain, and the UK soon as well.

Unlike most other mobile payment services currently in use across the globe, Samsung Pay supports both NFC and MST-based transactions. This way, virtually all merchants that currently have conventional credit card terminals should accept this new payment method. On the other hand, Apple Pay only uses NFC, so many merchants have to upgrade their terminals to accept payments via this service.

In the US, Samsung is currently running a promotion for Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ owners who will activate the payment service on their handsets during the next two weeks. They can choose one of the two gifts available - a flip case or a wireless charger. For more details, please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5565 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2015-09-29 (Update: 2015-09-29)