Verizon sure took its sweet time to get on board with Samsung Pay, but earlier this month, the big red carrier finally said that it would support Samsung’s mobile payments service. Now it looks like Verizon has started the process of rolling support out to its compatible Samsung phones.
Verizon’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge support pages have both been updated to show that they’re now getting updates that include “Android security patches” — aka Stagefright patches — as well as support for Samsung Pay. Interestingly, it looks like this update doesn’t actually include the Samsung Pay app, because Verizon says that “customers can download and install the Samsung Pay app once it is available in the Google Play store.” The problem is that there’s no Samsung Pay app available in the Google Play store right now. If you don’t feel like waiting, though, you can try to sideload the Samsung Pay and Samsung Pay Framework apps.
As for the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, it doesn’t look like those devices are getting updates quite yet. Not only are users not seeing any updates, but Verizon hasn’t yet updated its support pages for either phone with information on this latest update.
An image of an internal email sent to Samsung reps at Best Buy claims to show that Verizon is indeed starting to roll out support for Samsung Pay today, October 16. The note mentions both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge as well as the S6 edge+ and Note 5, so perhaps updates for the latter two devices will begin rolling out in the coming days. If you’ve got a Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, or Note 5 on Verizon, you can check for an update by going into Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for Updates.