Samsung Pay Beta Coming To US

Following the announcement of Galaxy Gifts For Note5/S6 Edge+ Users couple days ago, Samsung has announced that after a successful launch of Samsung Pay in Korea, the company's all-new mobile payment will now be rolling out to US users as a beta access.

With Samsung Pay, the company's secure and easy-to-use mobile payment service, and similar to Apple's Apple Pay and Google's upcoming Android Pay, users will be able to make purchases through in-app, in-stores, and online stores. However, unlike its competitors, Samsung Pay can be used in most existing point-of-sale (POS) terminals from day one, which means that "it’s the only mobile payment service that works virtually anywhere you can swipe your credit card or debit card", thanks to the inclusion of both Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies.

To take advantage for Samsung Pay Beta, it is required to:

  • Own a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy Note 5
  • Compatible with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular networks
  • Have an active Samsung Account
  • Have a qualifying card from Bank of America, MasterCard, Visa, U.S. Bank Visa including Bank of America consumer credit, debit cards, small business debit cards (owner card only), Merrill Lynch consumer credit cards, U.S. Trust consumer credit, debit cards, U.S. Bank consumer or small business Visa credit and debit cards, Elan Financial consumer or small business Visa credit card

To sign-up for the Samsung Pay Beta program, you can head over to the link down below, while the service will be officially launching starting September 28.