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Get A $5 Dunkin Donuts Card for Using Android Pay

Android Pay and Dunkin’ Donuts have teamed up to provide users a great excuse to use the tap-to-pay service.  Right now you can sign up for a promotion in the Pay app that will score you a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.  All you have to do is use Pay three times within 30 days of signing up for the promotion to get the gift card.

First things first, you have to sign up for the promotion itself.  To do this, go into Android Pay and tap on the overflow menu (the three vertical dots) and go down to “Enter promo code”.  On that page, type DUNKIN and tap Apply.  You will get a splash screen that lets you know that you have been signed up.

Android Pay Now Supported By 1,000 Financial Institutions in The US

Android Pay has grown up since its introduction in May of 2015.  It launched with just a handful of major US banks at the time and the growth the first year was slow.  But through the latter half of 2016, that growth accelerated.  In 2017, the growth has been exponential.

Over the weekend, 16 new financial institutions joined the supported list for Android Pay and that brings the total number to a nice, even 1,000.  Indeed, nearly 400 new institutions have been added in 2017 along to give you an ideal of the growth rate.

Android Pay Has Now Added Over 300 Banks in 2017

2017 has been a stellar year for the growth of Android Pay.  The tap-to-pay service added 17 new banks and credit unions today which brings this years total of new institutions to over 300.  That’s a staggering number when you consider we still have a quarter of the year remaining.

As with many of the additions this year, today’s additions of banks & credit unions that support the tap-to-pay service are mostly regional and smaller institutions.  The vast majority of the major banks in the United States have supported it for a long while now, just as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

Android Pay Adds Another 72 Banks to The Supported List

Android Pay, after adding 60 new banks on June 26th, has added yet another 72 to the count late last week.  That brings the total of supported banks, Credit Unions and financial institutions to well over 800 here in the United States.  The new banks, like those from the last several updates, are mostly regional, state and local banks that are bringing support for the tap-to-pay service to their customers.

In fact, in this latest round of updates, some 41 new Credit Unions are added to the list.

60 New Banks Now Support Android Pay

The growth of Android Pay in 2017 globally has been impressive, particularly here in the United States.  The tap-to-pay service has added new financial institutions nearly every month in 2017 and June is no exception.  Late on Friday, 60 new financial institutions added support for Android Pay.

The vast majority of these new additions are regional or local banks and Credit Unions.  The team over at Android Police have put together a list of all the new banks which includes:

  • Great Lakes First Federal CU
  • Gulf Coast Educators FCU
  • Hoosier Heartland State Bank
  • Isabella Bank
  • Lakeside Bank
  • Lamar Bank and Trust
  • Libertyville Savings Bank
  • Lone Star National Bank
  • Los Angeles Police FCU

See the post at Android Police for the complete list.

Android Pay Launches in Taiwan With Limited Bank Support

Just a day after launching in Canada, Android Pay has expanded to another new country today.  Taiwan has now been added to the list of 13 countries where you can use your phone to tap-and-pay for products & services.  While it is good news for Taiwanese and for Android Pay in general, it does have some pretty significant limitations in the country.  Namely, at launch, the support of only two banks.

CTBC and First Bank are the only two banks that are supporting the service today but Google indicates in their post that other banks like EnTie, Hua Nan and Shin Kong are coming soon to the service.  Adding those three major banks would bring the service to a significantly larger number of users.  This limited bank support also puts them behind Apple Pay which is currently supported by 7 banks in country.

Android Pay Finally Makes it to Canada

It took a lot longer than anyone expected, but Canadians can finally get going on Android Pay.  The tap-to-pay service has added the country today, with the support of eight financial institutions.  That list will grow over the summer.  With the addition of Canada, Android Pay is now in 12 countries globally.

Over the next several days, Android Pay is rolling out with support from eligible Visa and MasterCard credit cards from BMO Bank of Montreal, CIBC, Banque Nationale, Scotiabank, Desjardins, President’s Choice Financial, ATB Financial, and Canadian Tire Financial Services in Canada, and prepaid Scotiabank and Desjardins cards. Support for Interac-branded debit cards will begin roll-out on Monday, and support for American Express cards and Tangerine is coming later this summer.

Like other countries, there are already a long list of retailers that can accept payments by touching your NFC compatible phone to a terminal.  These include Tim Hortons, Loblaws, Petro-Canada, McDonald’s, Indigo, Pizza Pizza, Sears Canada.  You can also use it in Telus, Rogers and Freedom Mobile retail locations.

Android Pay Support in PayPal Now Rolling Out

Back in April it was announced that PayPal would be integrating with Android Pay so it could be used as a payment option when you are using Android Pay at a retailer.  That integration now is starting to show up for users.  In the latest version of the PayPal app, you now have an option in settings to link the two payment services together.  This then allows you to select it as your payment option when you are at a retail pay terminal.

The feature is rolling out now and is a combination of an app update.  You need to make sure that you have the latest build of the PayPal app, version 6.12.0.  If you have that and still don’t see the update, it is a matter of it being server-side loaded to your account.

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