Anyone else using their phone to pay at the till...

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    buttons Funster

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    Anyone else using the Samsung NFC (near field communication) swipe payment system. My son in the US tells me it works really well. You can pay by passing you phone across any store common till magnetic reader. Unlike the Apple version that can only be used if the store has purchased the dedicated apple reader.

    My son also tells me he receives an auto email immediately telling him what he has purchased and how much was withdrawn from his bank. His phone uses finger print recognition so no need to unlock his phone before payment is made. Sounds good to me……
     
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    The stores do not need a dedicated Apple reader, it works with any contactless reader using your fingerprint ID as well. Sounds like Samsung has just woken up to the modern times(y)
     
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    Happily Samsung Pay isn't available in the UK yet and it doesn't work on older devices. Good news for those of us who have those devices as we won't have to defend yet another target from thieves.
     
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    Fingerprint recognition is pretty good defense against misuse. Also the immediate email confirmation after every sale.
     
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    Woken up with a jolt and left Apple behind again....;)
     
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    Been using the iPhone for a while now but don't get an email receipt. It's guaranteed by the bank so should be secure.
     
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    If cash isn't good enough I don't shop there. ;)

    In my world, it's just another thing to go wrong......
     
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    And, of course, the machines aren't hackable :whistle:
    The bank carrying the liability for fraudulent transactions isn't the same as security, as those of us who've had our credit/debit cards compromised have found :)
     
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