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Samsung Pay adds support for a major credit card issuer

by Josh Levenson | June 26, 2017June 26, 2017 7:00 pm PDT

Back in 2015, Discover announced that it had teamed up with Samsung Pay to introduce support for its credit cards in the United States, and now, almost two years later, the South Korean company has finally flicked the switch, allowing thousands of customers to add their plastic to the digital wallet.

“Discover remains committed to providing cardmembers with simple, convenient and versatile payment options,” said Diane Offereins, Discover’s president of payment services. “Adding Samsung Pay expands our ability to offer innovative and secure mobile payment services.”

As noted by The Verge, Samsung managed to fill a gap in a saturated market by equipping its mobile payment platform with Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST), as well as Near Field Communication (NFC), which essentially means it’ll work with just about any payment terminal on the planet.

Samsung Pay is our favorite mobile payment platform

Having had the opportunity to trial all three of the major handheld payment services — Android Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay — I can confidently say that Samsung’s offering is my favorite. Not only is it the fastest to use, but it’s also packed full of useful features, like a loyalty card holder.

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Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...

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