Samsung’s mobile payment service Samsung Pay has finally launched in India. The company has started accepting early access registration for the service in the country.
Currently the Samsung Pay is compatible with – Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy A7 (2016) and the Galaxy A5 (2016) smartphones. Samsung has confirmed that in its Early Access state, the mobile payment solution is available with – Axis, HDFC, ICICI, SBI and Standard Chartered banks. American Express and CitiBank will be added soon.
In order to sign up for Samsung Pay, you will need to head to the official Samsung Pay page and click on Register option. Next up, you will need to select your Samsung Galaxy device, credit or debit card, add your First and Last name, Samsung user ID, E-mail ID, Mobile number and Pin code. You can also register your fingerprint by tapping ‘Use Fingerprint’ option in the Samsung Pay app for payment authentication.
It is a one-time process and after completing the registration, Samsung will send you an email for confirming your registration. The email also says, “The Early Access Program will be available shortly, details of which will be shared subsequently.”
For making a payment using Samsung Pay at a store, owners of compatible Galaxy smartphones will need to open the Samsung Pay app and then select the card that they want to pay by swiping left or right. Users can then authenticate the payment by verifying their fingerprint or using their Samsung Pay PIN, and then place the phone near the PoS machine or card reader or NFC reader to complete the transaction. In case prompted for a PIN, users may be required to input 4-digit card PIN.
It must be noted that Android Pay and Apple Pay both are still not live in the India.