Verizon has finally agreed to roll out the update to Samsung’s new payments system, Samsung Pay. However, the rollout does not seem to be completely finished as the said app is still not available in the Play Store for Verizon. Nonetheless, those who have downloaded and installed the payments app from the Play Store have said that the app is working perfectly fine.
The Verge reports that Verizon was the only carrier that did support Samsung Pay when it was launched in the U.S. last month. However, Verizon also said previously that the company would add support for Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5. Moreover, this support would come by way of a “future software update.” However, Verizon did not give a timeline as to when Samsung users can expect to be able to use Samsung Pay in their devices. Nonetheless, an image of what appears to be an email from Samsung states that an update is already being distributed.
Samsung Pay is a new payment system by Samsung that allows users to pay for purchase by swapping or tapping the card with the Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 devices. Moreover, the credit and/or debit cards that accepted by Samsung Pay are only Visa, MasterCard or American Express cards that have been issued by Citi, Bank of America, Synchrony Financial and US Bank.
As of the moment, Samsung Pay says that their service is only available on the following carriers: AT&T, T Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular.