Samsung Pay is my new favourite payment method

Recently, I attempted to survive a weekend out in Johannesburg with only my smartphone to make payments.

Samsung Pay proved to be the most effective solution for my mobile payments, as it was compatible with NFC-ready payment machines and can use Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) to mimic a normal card swipe.

The platform is still in its early-access phase in South Africa, but I have found myself using it wherever I can thanks to its easy interface and accessibility.

Once installed, Samsung Pay integrates seamlessly into the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy S9 and is accessible by simply swiping up from the bottom of the display.

For this reason, I’ve found myself reaching for my smartphone more than my wallet of late, even for payment devices where NFC is not supported.

In fact, Samsung Pay has not failed me once in my round of tests where I used it

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