“We will provide support for Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6+ through software grades,” said Verizon Wireless via its official twitter account on Oct. 6 (local time).
Previously, the U.S. company delayed giving its support for Samsung Pay, on the grounds that it was still reviewing the mobile payment service. Some in the industry speculated that the firm was worried about the possibility that Samsung Pay and Soft Card, its mobile payment service, would overlap with each other. However, as the Korean simple payment service was favorably reviewed by a growing number of users in the U.S., Verizon Wireless finally decided to support Samsung Pay in order to prevent complaints from subscribers about the unavailability of the service.
As a result, four U.S. mobile carriers – AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless – will provide support for Samsung Pay.