Samsung offering freebies for activating Samsung Pay on your phone
If you have one of Samsung’s recently released phablets, a Note5 or S6 Edge+, you can get a free gift from Samsung. All you need to do is activate a card on the tech giant’s newly launched mobile payment app, Samsung Pay. For activating a card you’ll get your choice of a free flip case or wireless charger. Unfortunately it’s not one of Samsung’s new fast wireless chargers.
Chances are good that the Samsung Pay app is already on your phone but you may need an OTA update for it to work. Check your phone update section in settings app.
To redeem the offer, activate a qualifying card then hit “more” in the top right corner, select “announcements” then “Samsung Pay Activation Offer” for more details. Unfortunately, you have to have one of the few cards that Samsung Pay currently supports. If you have an American Express, Bank of America, Citi or US Bank card, you’re good to go. If not, you’re left out for now but Samsung says they’ll be adding more supported cards soon. If you’re on Verizon, you may not be able to use Samsung Pay at all.
Samsung has a big advantage over other mobile payment options like Android Pay or Apple Pay due to the fact that they can work on older magnetic secure transmission (MST) payment machines as well as newer machines that also support NFC. Samsung acquired LoopPay earlier this year who pioneered these MST payments and are accepted in about 10 million stores.
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