Samsung Pay works at 90 percent of payment terminals by using magnetic secure transmission (MST) and near-field communication (NFC) to transmit payment information.
To protect your information, Samsung Pay uses tokenization and fingerprint authorization. Tokenization generates a unique sequence of numbers (instead of transmitting your account information) every time you make a purchase. The “token” is encrypted and eliminates the need for merchants to store your card data on their networks.
Getting Started is Simple
Samsung Pay is currently available on the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and newer devices using select mobile carriers.
- Make sure your compatible Samsung device is updated with Samsung Pay. You can install the newest version of the app from Google Play.
- Take a picture of your First Service Visa card with your device’s camera.
- Secure it with your fingerprint and backup PIN, and you’ll be ready to go.
Pay in 3 Simple Steps
- Swipe Up – Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to launch the app.
- Secure – Secure payments by authorizing with your fingerprint or entering your PIN.
- Hover & Pay – Hover your device over the in-store card reader. A gentle vibration will let you know the payment is being transmitted, and the card reader or cashier will confirm the payment is complete.
Samsung, Samsung Pay, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Screen images are simulated; actual appearance may vary. Samsung Pay is only compatible with select cards, carriers and Samsung devices; see the Samsung Pay Support page for compatibility information.