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Samsung Pay beta program starts kicking off in U.S.

by Todd Haselton | August 27, 2015August 27, 2015 7:00 am PDT

Samsung’s mobile payment solution, dubbed Samsung Pay, is starting to roll out to beta testers in the United States ahead of its official launch on Sept. 28. Unlike Apple Pay, Samsung pay supports both NFC and magnetic-based payment terminals, which makes it a more versatile option.

Samsung recently posted a website where interested parties can submit their email address for a possible invite into the beta program. Samsung says beta testers will need a Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy S6 Edge or Galaxy S6 to participate, in addition to a qualifying card from U.S. Bank or Bank of America, though it will be supported by thousands of financial institutions when it launches more broadly.

Supported carriers include U.S. Cellular, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T. Verizon is missing from the list and has reportedly said it’s still considering whether or not it wants to support the system. Hit the source to submit your email for a possible early chance to test Samsung Pay now.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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