Samsung Pay, now celebrating its one year anniversary has created a revolution in smartphone shopping in South Africa. Since last year, the innovative mobile payment system has added on a host of banking partners including Absa, Standard Bank, Discovery Bank, Investec and FNB and has already hit over one million transactions. Now, with its most recent software upgrade in July, it introduced Discover Tab, which gives users access to more features and promotions.
“Samsung Pay has redefined what consumers can expect from a digital wallet,” said Justin Hume, Director: Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa. “Our ongoing additions such as the Discover Tab takes the convenience even further. Its additional features, promotions, subscription offers and travel deals open up a world of options to users.”
Ever since its launch last year, Samsung Pay has constantly enhanced and upgraded what it offers. The new Discover Tab continues to build on this momentum. Additionally, Samsung is running an 8-week referral promotion, where users are encouraged to refer family and friends for the chance to be in Samsung Pay’s weekly draws, running over 8 weeks. The process is simple and automised:
• A Samsung Pay user goes into Samsung Pay
• They accept the T&C of the referral promo
• The customer gets a unique code that they forward to friends and family
• For every new customer that activates Samsung Pay with the unique code, the customer gets an entry into the weekly draws,
• The referral promo commences 5 August to 29 September 2019.
ABOUT SAMSUNG PAY
With a bank card loaded on a Samsung smartphone, paying is just a swipe, authenticate and tap away. Additionally, Samsung Pay’s security exceeds other mobile payment methods. Through tokenisation from Visa and MasterCard the physical card information is never used during the payment process, but instead a unique cryptographic sequence is used for the transaction, which changes with every transaction made. Samsung Pay also works almost anywhere* you can swipe, insert or tap a card.
Samsung Pay can be downloaded, for free, from the Google Play store or Galaxy Store depending on your Galaxy device. Once you load your bank cards, paying is always just a quick tap away. It’s convenience on the go. Samsung Pay can be used on the following devices: Galaxy S10+, S10, S10e, Galaxy Note 9, Note 8, S9/S9+, S8/S8+, S7/S7 edge, A9, A8 (2018), A70, A7 (2017), A5 (2017), Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Gear S3 Watch and Gear Sport Watch.
* 97% acceptance rate based on local trials for compatible smartphones (NFC and MST). Compatible wearables and smartphones (NFC only) will have a lower acceptance rate. Terms and Conditions Apply.