Samsung Pay

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.

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Thanks, Nitin!

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jpd514
jpd514

In Canada, I moved my accounts from Desjardins Bank to CIBC Bank in order to use Samsung Pay. But now, for being able to use Samsung Pay, I have to replace my irreplaceable Note7 by my old and obsolete Note5.
That’s the sad part.

cmdacos
cmdacos

Has anyone got the card to register yet? Still says server not available.

bcsc
bcsc

So all Samsung has managed to do here is create a clone of Suretap? How is this even worth releasing at this stage with so little support? My credit union has more mobile pay options.

cmdacos
cmdacos

Far more secure and one click convenient then suretap. Does that even exist anymore?