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February 12, 2018

Samsung Pay is great until it isn’t

by John_A

Our forum users share tips for making the most of Samsung Pay when it derps.

There’s no shortage of mobile payment services to choose from in early 2018, but even so, Samsung Pay continues to be the most versatile and powerful options around. While its basic support for NFC transactions works great, the addition of rewards points and the ability to pay at older MST terminals is what takes Samsung Pay to the next level.


The vast majority of the Android Central community seems to be quite happy with their experiences using Samsung Pay, but as with any other app/service, there are times in which it doesn’t work as it should.

Some of our forum users recently discussed their personal experiences using Samsung Pay, and this is what they had to say.

02-11-2018 10:39 AM

And, well, it didn’t work as I had expected.

Long story short, I was at Levi’s getting some clothes. When it was time to check out, I decided to give Samsung Pay a shot.

Levi’s was listed as a merchant on Samsung’s website but in this particular store, the cashier told me that I can try but can’t guarantee that it will work since they are using an older terminal that requires a local wired…


02-11-2018 05:34 PM

When you’re new at Samsung Pay it takes a little time to get used to it. Some terminals require debit, some credit, some don’t matter which. Some are more sensitive- there’s a Cracker Barrel by us that it tool me five tries. Ended up having to remove the case. Most terminals though work fine with the case it’s a matter of position.

I use it no problem at:Starbucks, Walmart, Sams Club,…


02-11-2018 10:20 PM

I have cashier’s tell me all the time, “Apple pay doesn’t work here” and I have to school them that it isn’t Apple pay and it will work, you just have to use credit. it happened today at Kmart and the girl was amazed that it works. I use it at least 3 times a day, you have to just make it work.


02-11-2018 11:27 PM

I don’t think I have had one fail yet… but I do remember though that the first few times I was new to this and it tooks 2-3 attempts before getting it right. Once I figured the sweet spot for me, it has been pretty much a quick success every time.

In the beginning I didn’t know where exactly on the card reader or if I should wave it an inch or two above the reader where there is usually a…


Now, we’d like to get some input from you – How has your experience using Samsung Pay been?

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