Now you have Samsung Pay and LG Pay



  • Corporatocracy
    I learn everyday.



  • For various values of now. I distinctly remember samsung touting the sgs3s ability to do something like that.



  • I just wish Android pay worked with at least the same devices that Samsung pay works with. KTHXBYE



  • It should...? Unless Samsung disabled it. Any phone with NFC and 4.4.4+ supports it.



  • I must have a fundamental misunderstanding of the distinction between Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Pay no mind to me.



  • Android Pay: Beautiful, cross-platform, made by Google. Also supported on websites.
    Samsung Pay: Shitty Samsung bloatware garbage crap that's basically Android Pay except proprietary.



  • I was under the impression Samsung Pay worked with existing technology whereas Android Pay required new technology.



  • I don't know. Most places support both, though.


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @rc4 said:

    Any phone with NFC and 4.4.4+ and isn't rooted and is on a list of supported devices supports it.

    FTFY.



  • Er...there is no "list of supported devices" - it either meets those requirements, or it doesn't.

    Also, does it really have to be unrooted? I can't imagine that requirement lasting for long.


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @rc4 said:

    Also, does it really have to be unrooted? I can't imagine that requirement lasting for long.

    To date, I have the latest Google Play Services and Android Pay apps updated on my phone, and the best I get is an insta-close (If I try to launch the Accounts activity) or a nice "Android Pay is not available" message, and I'm on 5.1.1 with NFC enabled (and rooted of course).



  • I have android pay and I haven't actually used it anywhere yet because it's kind of useless. Not sure if it even supports NFC. I use it to store GCs for various stores, but since it only allows you to add like 5 GCs per store, that's becoming pretty useless too.

    I miss ISIS. Sorry I mean Softcard before google bought it and fucked it up.



  • I use Android Pay frequently and love it.


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    Reports I've read about LG Pay indicate that it won't be a direct contender to contactless payment systems like Android Pay and Apple Pay. Instead, it sounds like it may be more of a competitor for Plastc, which means it might be accessible to anyone no matter what brand their mobile device is. Of course, the Downside is that based on the partnerships LG has entered into so far, it looks like initial rollout will only be in Korea. If they combine a Plastc type whitecard with the ability to use your mobile device for contactless payments, LG Pay could be a major contender for the mobile wallet market.

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  • I used Apple Pay once, but I don't see what benefit getting my phone out of my pocket has over getting my wallet out of my other pocket.



  • Eventually stop carrying your wallet... unless you have other identification that is important to carry around... oh wait... :smile:

    Filed under: I don't get it either


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    It does. IIRC Samsung Pay does some kind of magstripe-emulation thing which requires (obviously) specific hardware.



  • I usually have my phone in my hands anyway. Plus it's still faster even if I don't have my phone out (no signature, cancel for credit/pin for debit, etc). Also handy if I left my wallet behind (at home, etc).



  • @rc4 said:

    Plus it's still faster even if I don't have my phone out (no signature, cancel for credit/pin for debit, etc).

    Maybe it is actually easier for you then.
    Two of my three cards are contactless. These are the same two cards that Apple Pay supports. The contactless transaction limit is the same.



  • @sloosecannon said:

    IIRC Samsung Pay does some kind of magstripe-emulation thing which requires (obviously) specific hardware.

    And which is completely pointless here in Europe (or at least in the Netherlands) because we have moved beyond the magstripe: chip+pin it is, or contactless.

    Contactless payment is nice, but I see no advantage of using my phone over using my debit card.


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    @AlexMedia said:

    Contactless payment is nice, but I see no advantage of using my phone over using my debit card.

    I agree. White cards (Plastc, supposedly LG Pay, etc) are a preferable technology, IMHO, because they allow you to minimize the number of cards you carry. Depending on the brand, white cards allow use of contactless, chip, or magstripe payment methods using a single card as a stand-in for multiple cards[1]. Imagine being able to take all the debit, credit, and ATM cards out of your wallet and replace them with a single white card. Yes, please!

    [1] Plastc allows storage of up to 20 payment cards on the white card, which can be managed and swapped with additional cards using the companion mobile app on your phone.


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    @abarker said:

    Plastc allows storage of up to 20 payment cards on the white card, which can be managed and swapped with additional cards using the companion mobile app on your phone.

    Google Wallet is basically this but without the bother of carrying another card. For me, not having to even dig my wallet out of my purse is an advantage (I keep my phone in my breast pocket).


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    @Yamikuronue said:

    Google Wallet is basically this but without the bother of carrying another card. For me, not having to even dig my wallet out of my purse is an advantage (I keep my phone in my breast pocket).

    I understand how Google Pay works. The problem with that is if you come across a vendor that doesn't accept contactless payment, you're screwed. If you are at a sit down restaurant (the kind where they take your card in back to process payment) they may not accept contacless payment, and if they do, you have to give them your unlocked phone. No thanks. White card solutions don't require carrying "another" card, they require carrying a card. You leave the originals at home, preferrably in your fire safe. And then you use the white card as if it were the originals.


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