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Samsung Pay support rolls out to Galaxy phones on Verizon

Verizon has begun rolling out a software update that adds Samsung Pay support to the latest Galaxy smartphones. The update was confirmed in an internal Samsung memo that has been leaked on Reddit.

Samsung Pay will be available on the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6. If you have one of these handsets on Verizon, you should expect to see a software update over-the-air soon if you haven’t already received it.

Once the update is installed, you’ll be able to download the Samsung Pay app from Google Play, and begin paying for goods using your smartphone. And as Samsung keeps reminding us, Samsung Pay is supported in more places than any other mobile payments service.

We also found Samsung Pay to be the best mobile payments service available right now, thanks mostly to its amazing ability to work with traditional magnetic card readers, and not only NFC-equipped payment terminals.

That means you can use Samsung Pay almost anywhere where credit cards are accepted, but as things currently stand, you’ll need a credit or debit card from Bank of America, Citi, American Express, or U.S. Bank to begin using the service.

According to the leaker who posted the memo above on Reddit, this update also patches the Stagefright vulnerability on these Samsung devices.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...