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Android Pay finally launched for everyone to try this week, and we're in the closing days of the Samsung Pay beta before it opens up to everyone in the U.S. Though most of us have had access to Google Wallet up to this point and may have even tried it, these new systems have definitely re-sparked our interest in mobile payments.

As we continue to cover both Android Pay and Samsung Pay here on Android Central, we've also created two new forums for members to discuss everything involved with them. Whether you have some success (or failure) stories, questions about how it works or just have some tips to share, our forums are the place to go!

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

62 Comments
  • Discover card and Chase cards still showing as unsupported in the app when I attempt to add them to Android Pay. Posted via the Android Central App
  • My Chase Debit Card works with Android Pay
  • Mine doesn't. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Mine dont Posted via the Android Central App
  • Both my Chase cards work with Android Pay, but not with Samsung Pay. Same with Discover. I contacted Chase and was told it should be available by the end of year for Samsung Pay. Discover says theirs will work sometime in 2016.
  • I'm able to add my Discover Card without any issue.
  • This is the message I get when attempting to add the discover card. Didn't really want it working through a virtual card. "While your bank doesn't support this card in Android Pay yet, you can still use it because Google Payments works with Bancorp to assign your card a virtual account number. This number is used instead of your actual card number when you make a purchase with Android Pay. Google Payments then charges your card for the purchase amount." Posted via the Android Central App
  • Which means it works. The virtual card is a security feature so you aren't giving your card number to merchants. It makes it so you can use any card.
  • Got the email from Wells Fargo right before the app update. Wells Fargo is cool.
    The fact that they see I use Google Wallet constantly should be a good indicator that they were going to support Android Pay. Sprint Galaxy Tab 4, because I don't need a Super High-End tablet.
  • The Chase card for stars works. I've the Chevy one. Posted via the GS6 Active, aka GS6 M.E. (Manly Edition)
  • Tried to use it for the first time today, I opened the app and tapped and then it asked me to do my unlock pattern and then asked me to do it again, at which point my phone froze up. Not off to a great start Android Pay. I never had a problem with Wallet.
  • You do not have to open the app. Just unlock your phone and tap. "a fanboy, DAT that sh...I don't like"
  • Android pay has worked 100% of the time for me. (Using two weeks now) just waiting for the 28th. If all works well Im going to just use samsung pay 100% of the time. Don't have to worry if a place has tap in go then. Note 5 Posted via the Android Central App
  • How can you use it 100% of the time if many cashiers still ask you to hand them your card?
  • I have yet to be asked for my card. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've never had anyone all for my card. That's the point. One time I used it and the woman said, can I see your card... Oh you paid with your phone, never mind.
  • Haven't tried Android pay yet. Not sure why they split this off from Google wallet? I liked Wallet having all these features bundled into one app.
  • Android pay is superior to wallet in all ways. They split to to two apps because they wanted to change the name to mirror apple pay on terminals, but Google wallet pay / receive feature want changed. So rather than issue new Android pay cards, they just kept Google wallet intact.
  • At first I didn't like the app splitting. But after using android pay repeatedly over the last few days from vending machines to gas stations... I have to say it is much faster then the previous google wallet iteration. I leave my nfc on so all I have to do is tap my unlocked phone, i don't even need to enter a pin after tapping to finalize the payment. Excellent. I use a capital one credit card (mastercard). Posted via my S6 on the Android Central App
  • Used Android pay 4 times, 3 times worked perfectly, 4th time did not work. Might have been a terminal not activated or working properly. I want Verizon to support Samsung Pay Posted via the Android Central App
  • Samsung Pay won't support my card, but Android pay supports the same card * sent from my Note 5, with an S Pen safely inserted TIP FIRST.*
  • Samsung pay is still in beta, wait until they actually release it +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • Verizon isn't supporting the beta and said they night not support the feature at all
  • Will us Note 3 users be able to use Samsung pay? Posted via the Android Central App
  • For no reason, you guys can't even use themes, or have at least more than 6 useful toggles out of the 20, so who knows. Posted via the GS6 Active, aka GS6 M.E. (Manly Edition)
  • Nope. It's hardware dependent. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why is the android pay app not compatible with my Nexus 7 2012? Posted via the Android Central App
  • So you would actually tap your tablet at a terminal? Posted via the Android Central App
  • ^^^hahaha^^^ Posted via my S6 on the Android Central App
  • So Verizon isn't supporting Samsung pay!?!? Why did I just blow $700 on one!!???!!!!???? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Who is Verizon to decide we can't use features on our phones. Want to do us a favor you crooked basterds. Take your bloat ware off. Remove you ugly ass logo off our phones. Wish Samsung wouldn't let them sell the phones if they stop the features from being use. I know they can't afford to. Glad I left this crooked greedy carrier.
  • I'm sure they held Samsung hostage and told them to pay them to allow the feature on the network.
  • WiFi only tablet, maybe?
    You need NFC and a cellular connection as a baseline. WiFi only devices will have problems. Sprint Galaxy Tab 4, because I don't need a Super High-End tablet.
  • It has NFC but it is WIFI only
  • Galaxy Note 3 not supported Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android Pay is garbage. Absolutely useless. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So is apple pay. I love using my Samsung pay anywhere on my note 5. Worked 100% of the time so far.
  • Apple Pay is great.
  • Great but limited when compared to a MST service like Samsungs Posted via the Android Central App
  • Very limited. Only supports bank cards.
  • Well that's a strong statement. Mind sharing why you think so? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Actually it's pretty incredible
  • I already asked this on other forum but no one seems to know...
    If I have a loyalty card, is it automatically applied before the credit card payment goes though?
    Thanks
  • I haven't been able to try it yet, but according to Google, at:
    https://www.android.com/pay/ "And when you tap at select merchants, your loyalty points and offers are automatically applied at checkout too."
  • Thanks, that'd be awesome
  • I got to use it for the first time tonight, at Walgreens. The app worked fine, but I didn't scan the Rewards Card, and the transaction didn't automatically apply to the purchase, as I had hoped it would. I'm thinking that we have to parse the wording that Google used in their statement referencing "select merchants". I think that "select" in this case really means those merchants who are participating in the automatic linkage between the transaction and the loyalty card, not all merchants. I realized after I left the store that I missed the discounts on several items, so I went back in, and the clerk kindly helped to apply the discounts. For the near future, I'm going to be sure to scan the Rewards Cards on all of my purchases. I'm not sure how we will know ahead of time which merchants are "select" merchants.
  • Samsung pay has worked 100% of the time for me. Every cashier and the people in line behind me have been pretty amazed. Hell, even the people at work in the break room were impressed when I used it on the vending machine. Samsung pay is legit. Posted via Note 5/AC App...
  • Android pay works good with my bank just waiting for verizon to send the update to use samsung pay Posted via the Android Central App
  • Verizon is a dick company that will either never support it, or will wait for a future handset and never allow the s6 to use it.
  • My Android Pay was working perfectly fine until I took one of Roy Harper's little presents to the knee. Posted via the GS6 Active, aka GS6 M.E. (Manly Edition)
  • Still waiting for them to work in other countries. Posted via Moto X Play
  • Got android pay on my lg g4 verizon. I went to the gym last night and forgot my wallet. On my way home I realized I needed shaving cream due to having to shave for work the next day. There is a target on the way home from the gym, so I stopped only to find out that target is not accepting android pay atm. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've been using android pay a few days and it seems to be working fine. My bank is not supported but they instead use a virtual Mastercard to substitute your debit card. The payments showed up instantly on my bank. I was able to add loyalty/shoppers cards after I added the debit card. Another note, make sure you unlock your phone before using. It needs device security and I use the fingerprint id on my s6 edge. This had been the fastest for me. You do not need the app open it will automatically open and give you a confirmation. I tried this at some vending machines and my school. It should theoretically work at any tap to pay terminal but it is up to that terminal to be working. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Shit dont work even with so called supported cards
  • I don't want, need, desire or care about a lock screen! Yet, it seems now, that Google is forcing me to have one to use Android Pay. I have been using Google Wallet successfully for well over a year with the app PIN and my wife loves it. I do not understand why this will not be sufficient. Now I can't have AP or GW. Why would it be more difficult for a thief to guess a lock screen PIN than an App PIN. For those of us adults that do not want to make every interaction with the phone more cumbersome, Google has effectively eliminated us from Android Pay and I don't understand why. Will phones with Fingerprint scanners still require a PIN (Good-bye to my new LG G4)? Can you sign up and create a pin, so you can get Google Wallet back; then uninstall Android Pay and eliminate the lock screen and PIN? Does Samsung Pay have similar requirements?
  • It's for added security. For starters how do you not user a lock screen... And secondly, any would you want your financial payments available to anyone that steals your phone?
  • You're missing his point. He wants the lock feature on the App, not the phone.
  • Which forces the rest of us to redundantly unlock or phone then app. I think non lockers are the minority.
  • It was working fine until I had to get a new debit card from Chase Bank, and now I can't use it. So for me right now, it kinda sucks
  • Been hearing hit or miss with chase cards. I have a local credit union and it worked fine even though the card was not supported. They did a virtual Mastercard and I've been using it no problems. Still shows on my bank instantly. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I used the app once for the 1st time one day and it was freaking amazing But then when i tried to use it again it didnt work. It made me put in my pin but the transaction was denied. I tried like 7x with the same resort. I was force to use the actual card and it work. Im i the only one with this problem? It a amazing app when it works.
  • In Australia, loaded AMEX onto Samsung Pay. Excellent! Citibank user experience to load card onto Samsung Pay and get working is woeful. Still not working. You have to verify you card by calling a pre-populated Citibank customer service number. The staff answering the phone don't know how to enable. I called twice. Went to Citibank branch in Sydney and they had no idea. They said to delete card and try again. Still same problem. You have to verify your card for Samsung Pay activation by calling a number (unlike AMEX all user driven activation from phone). Terrible experience and VERY ANNOYING. I just want to transact.