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Samsung Gulf has officially announced the early access phase for Samsung Pay service in the UAE. The new Samsung Pay has successfully been launched across twelve 12 countries that allow Samsung smartphone users to make convenient and contactless payments at their favorite outlets with card machines.
Currently, Samsung is working with a number of banks in the UAE to carry out the initial testing stages. These banks include Mashreq Bank, ENBD, NBAD, ADCB, RAK, and SC. Customers can register for the early access at https://www.samsung.com/ae/samsungpay/
“Since the introduction of Samsung Pay, we have seen great momentum and experienced significant consumer adoption in the countries where it is now active. We are excited to be in the early access phase of bringing this service to the UAE and we hope to introduce this value-added service to the entire public permanently very soon, in order to drive and lead innovation in mobile commerce. In addition, Samsung Pay also provides consumers in the UAE with a safe, smart and better mobile wallet,” said Mohammad Gharaibeh: Head of IT and Mobiles (B2B) division at Samsung Gulf Electronics.
Samsung Pay is the only mobile wallet service that allows users to pay with Samsung Eligible smartphones, at terminals where you can swipe or tap using a debit or credit card. User’s information is protected with a fingerprint or PIN authentication.
Gharaibeh also added that “Once launched, Samsung Pay will be accepted wherever you can swipe or tap your credit card in the UAE and the merchants do not need to upgrade their existing terminals. UAE Samsung smartphone users will be able to perform transactions at almost any merchant in a simple, convenient and secure manner, without having to use a plastic card. The mobile service is secure and compatible with the latest Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Fields Communication (NFC) technologies. Smartphone users will be able to use Samsung Pay at their favorite chains, as well as thousands of independent shops.”