RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Discover cardmembers can now make payments in the United States using Samsung Pay on the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones and wearables. Samsung Pay works at payment terminals that use both Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Discover cardmembers can make payments using Samsung Pay at any merchant location where Discover cards are accepted and where the merchant also accepts Samsung Pay.
“The ability to use Samsung Pay provides Discover cardmembers with yet another innovative and convenient way to pay,” said Diane Offereins, Discover’s president of payment services. “As a growing number of consumers use their mobile devices to make every day purchases, we continue to expand our digital services so cardmembers have more choice in how they use their Discover cards.”
“We’re excited to give Discover cardmembers the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a truly digital wallet,” said Nana Murugesan, VP/GM of services and new business at Samsung Electronics America. “Now, Discover cardmembers can shop with the security and simplicity of Samsung Pay, by accessing their Discover card, right alongside membership cards, while enjoying nearby deals, and best of all, leaving bulky wallets at home.”
When using Samsung Pay, cardmembers continue to receive the same benefits and services that they have come to expect from Discover, like flexible rewards, 100% U.S.-based customer service and protection against unauthorized purchases on their Discover card.
In addition to Discover Cashback Bonus® and Miles rewards, cardmembers can also earn Samsung Rewards points when they use Samsung Pay. With Samsung Rewards, cardmembers can redeem the points they earn for Samsung products, gift cards from favorite stores, and entry into instant-win giveaways of trips and other exciting prizes.
Samsung Pay is available on the latest Samsung Galaxy devices and wearables including: Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 active, Gear S2 (with NFC only) and Gear S3.
For more information on Discover’s mobile payment options, visit www.discovernetwork.com/en-us/what-we-offer/digital-payments.
For more information on Samsung Pay, visit www.samsung.com/us/samsung-pay.
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company.
About Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay, a mobile payment service from Samsung Electronics, is simple, safe and available almost anywhere you can swipe or tap your card. Combining NFC with Samsung’s proprietary MST technologies, Samsung Pay provides consumers a way to pay almost anywhere you can swipe or tap a card at millions of merchant locations. Samsung continues to strategically expand its partnership ecosystem for Samsung Pay to provide greater flexibility, access, and choice for customers while enabling an easy and safe payment experience.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of ground-breaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.