Samsung Pay is notable because in addition to supporting mobile payments over NFC like Apple Pay and Android Pay, Samsung’s offering also supports MST, which lets you use your phone to pay at credit card terminals that don’t yet support NFC. A mobile payment service also needs to support a variety of cards to be useful, though, and today Samsung Pay is gaining support for more card issuers.
Samsung Pay now supports Chase Visa credit, debit, and Liquid cards as well as 6 new MasterCard credit and debit card issuers. Those are Citizens Equity First Credit Union, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, Security Service Federal Credit Union, State Employees’ Credit Union, SunTrust, and Virginia Credit Union. Finally, Samsung Pay has gained support for Navy Federal Credit Union Visa credit and debit cards, too.
Chase is a big addition to Samsung Pay, and it’s good to see Samsung working to get big issuers on board with its mobile payment service. It was previously confirmed that Discover support is coming to Samsung Pay, too, so you can see that Samsung is aware that it needs to continue to get big issuers on board with its service if it wants Samsung Pay to succeed.
Samsung is also working to get consumers on board with Samsung Pay by launching a couple of new promotions to get folks to sign up for the service. First up, Samsung will give you $100 to spend on Samsung.com when you activate Samsung Pay and register 1 card between November 23 and November 30. Another promo will give you a $50 Best Buy gift card when you activate Samsung Pay and register a compatible card from November 20 through December 31. To take advantage of these deals, head over to the Samsung Promotions website.