Samsung has announced that their contactless payment service, Samsung Pay, is now available in Australia. Australia becomes the fourth country that the service has been enabled, joining the ranks of the United States, South Korea and Spain. As you may remember, the service is also coming to Singapore on Friday of this week. While the countries the service is available is limited, Samsung has had a lot of success so far with the service, claiming some 5 million users of Samsung Pay are already registered across the available countries.
“Today’s launch of Samsung Pay offers more than a secure and convenient way for Samsung smartphone owners to pay,” said Prasad Gokhale, Vice President, Mobile Division, Samsung Australia. “It’s the next development for Australians who use their smartphone as the central device to live, organise and enjoy their lives.
“Australia is a market of early technology adopters and by providing a platform open to all partners, ranging from government to financial institutions and retailers, while upholding the highest standards of security and data privacy, Samsung is fueling the transition to a truly digital wallet.”
Users of select Samsung devices in Australia can start using the service today.