The South Korean giant, Samsung, has now started to send out invitations for the Samsung Pay beta test in the United States. The new mobile payment service by Samsung is scheduled to go live for all on the 28th of September.
However if any of you is eager to test drive the Samsung Pay before the final launch than you sign up to become a beta tester. In order for the users to qualify for an invite to the Samsung Pay beta, users need to own one of the four compatible Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5.
Apart from this the users also need an active Samsung account along with a card from Visa, Master Card, Bank of America or US Bank Visa. However there is a small problem, among the major US carriers only Verizon is supporting the Samsung Pay at the current moment.
Recently we had received a report from South Korea that Samsung Pay users in the country have registered more than 80,000 cards in the first week since the service started earlier this month. Well for Samsung Pay it has been a successful launch in its home country and now we need to see whether the mobile payment service can attract users in the US as well.
Even though Samsung Pay has the advantage of being compatible with most credit card payment terminals in the US, the service only works on a limited range of high end Samsung devices. This problem is one that could hinder Samsung’s dream of tackling Apple Pay in terms of active users.