Samsung Pay early access now being provided to users in Canada
We reported two weeks ago that Samsung might launch its mobile payments service in Canada soon and just yesterday we told you that it has teamed up with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) to launch Samsung Pay in the country. A formal announcement is yet to be made as Samsung Pay hasn’t officially been launched in the country but the company is providing users with early access to Samsung Pay in Canada.
Samsung has now set up a page on its Canadian website which confirms that early access to Samsung Pay in being provided exclusively to CIBC customers. The official app is also available for download through the Galaxy Apps store but users first have to register in order to get a direct download link. The form on Samsung’s website has to be completed and submitted in order to gain early access to Samsung Pay in Canada. Those who do get early access should keep in mind that only select CIBC credit cards are supported initially, CIBC MasterCard, US dollar Visa and Prepaid Visa cards won’t work.
Once users are registered they will receive an email from Samsung confirming that they have been granted early access to Samsung Pay. All they need to do then is download the app, sign in using their Samsung Account ID and add a supported CIBC credit card to start making payments at almost all locations where they can normally pay by credit card. Samsung Pay is supported on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S7 series as well the Galaxy Note 5 in Canada.