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Samsung begins testing its new mobile payments service

Invite-only beta even launched by Samsung

Samsung has opened beta testing for its new mobile payments solution, Saumsung pay. The invite-only beta has opened approximately one month before the service is set to launch to the public. Like other mobile payments solutions, Samsung pay will allow users to make payments using nothing more than their mobile devices. These payments can be made at physical stores and online, with many retailers already having shown support for the service.

Samsung Pay is equipped with technology developed by LoopPay

Samsung Pay is based on technology developed by LoopPay, which Samsung had acquired earlier this year. The technology allows retailers to accept mobile transactions without having to purchase additional hardware. Other mobile payments service require retailers to use hardware that is able to decipher the information used by these services. This is because most mobile payments services make use of NFC technology, which requires complimentary hardware in order to be used effectively.

Samsung will face competition from both Apple and Google when it comes to mobile payments

samsung - mobile payments testingWhile Samsung will face major challenges in the mobile payments space, it believes that it will be able to compete effectively within the growing market. Samsung is facing down competition from Apple, which has already launched its own mobile payments service and has plans to expand the service in the coming months. Google is also expected to join the fray soon with the launch of its own payments service, called Android Pay.

Qualifying for the beta event requires consumers have Bank of America or US Bank cards

In order to be eligible for the beta test of Samsung Pay, consumers will have to have a Bank of America or US Bank card. While the service will support other payment cards at launch, only cardholders from these two banks will be eligible for a beta invite. Consumers will also have to have a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge device from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or U.S. Cellular. Those without these devices will not be able to make use of Samsung Pay during the beta testing period.

Samsung acquires mobile payments firm LoopPay

Samsung has confirmed that it will be acquiring LoopPay

Samsung has announced that it will, indeed, be acquiring mobile payments technology firm LoopPay. Rumors concerning this acquisition have been circulating for some time, bolsters by Samsung’s growing interest in mobile payments. The acquisition is expected to help Samsung better compete in the mobile commerce space, which has become filled with companies that are seeking to gain the favor of mobile consumers throughout the world. The acquisition may also hint at Samsung’s future efforts in the mobile commerce space.

Firm develops technology that can turn conventional point-of-sale systems into mobile payments terminals

LoopPay develops technology that is capable of giving 90% of conventional point-of-sale systems the ability to accept mobile payments. This technology has become quite valuable, as more retailers are looking to accept mobile transactions in their physical stores. Many of Samsung’s most recent devices are able to conduct mobile transactions, but relatively few retailers support these payments physically. That is changing as mobile commerce continues to prove that it is a powerful force, pressuring more retailers to embrace mobile point-of-sale systems.

Samsung may be developing its own mobile payments system in order to compete with other companies

Mobile Payments - Samsung acquires LoopPaySamsung is rumored to be developing its own mobile payments platform, called Samsung Pay. This platform is likely to be based off technology developed by LoopPay. This technology would be used by retail partners in order to accept mobile payments through the new service. Samsung has not yet revealed details concerning this potential platform or whether or not it will be working with retailers to launch a new mobile payments service.

Competition may be difficult, as other companies have a well established place in the mobile commerce field

Samsung has been relatively slow to enter into the mobile commerce field on its own. The company is currently set to compete with others, such as Apple and Google, in order to gain the favor of mobile consumers. Competition is likely to be fierce, as both Apple and Google already have a well established presence in the mobile payments space.