Apple Pay South Africa

Se@n

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I’m going to Hong Kong next month, will any of my SA cards work on Apple Pay?
 

Dave

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I’m going to Hong Kong next month, will any of my SA cards work on Apple Pay?

No, it counts which country your card is from, not where you are going.

That’s why Bwana’s US card works in SA.
 

TheMark

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You use a virtual credit card that is supported by Apple Pay. Just load it with Paypal or swift transfer as needed.

It's a stupid idea because - you pay forex exchange to get the money into the USD or EUR account, and pay exchange again when you buy in ZAR.
Thanks.
 

jnvdh06

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Does anyone else have the option to setup Apple Pay on their device? I recently did a clean install with iOS 12 beta and the option appeared to set it up. I haven't tried using it though.
 

whatwhat

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Does anyone else have the option to setup Apple Pay on their device? I recently did a clean install with iOS 12 beta and the option appeared to set it up. I haven't tried using it though.

If you have your region set to the US or any place that supports Apple Pay you will have the option to set it up.
 

Dave

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Does anyone else have the option to setup Apple Pay on their device? I recently did a clean install with iOS 12 beta and the option appeared to set it up. I haven't tried using it though.

Until your bank supports it, it will fail.

Do you bank with a bank that supports ApplePay?
 

travcaine

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Does anyone else have the option to setup Apple Pay on their device? I recently did a clean install with iOS 12 beta and the option appeared to set it up. I haven't tried using it though.
Which region did you set up for the phone?
 

imel

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Used Apple Pay successfully yesterday at my local restaurant, using their standard NFC compatible card machine.
I activated my LLoyds credit card with my SA itunes account.
Worked like a charm.

So the holdup in SA are the SA banks, not the merchants or Apple.
 

Priapus

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So the holdup in SA are the SA banks, not the merchants or Apple.

Correct. The merchants have never been the issue with this. It's all the banks. As soon as ABSA, FNB, etc start supporting ApplePay - you will see it spread like wildfire to businesses supporting it as they all will more than likely have NFC POS devices already.
 

whatwhat

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Used Apple Pay successfully yesterday at my local restaurant, using their standard NFC compatible card machine.
I activated my LLoyds credit card with my SA itunes account.
Worked like a charm.

So the holdup in SA are the SA banks, not the merchants or Apple.

It's not the banks. FNB already has everything in place to support Apple Pay, as the same underlying Tokenization is used for Fitbit pay and FNB pay.

Same with Absa as they do Samsung Pay.

It is the negotiations between Apple and the banks here. But no one is complaining to the banks so they don't have an urgent need to support it. Start logging Twitter and emails to rbjacobs and see how quickly it goes on.
 

Owen Sithole

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Correct. The merchants have never been the issue with this. It's all the banks. As soon as ABSA, FNB, etc start supporting ApplePay - you will see it spread like wildfire to businesses supporting it as they all will more than likely have NFC POS devices already.
Which restaurant was this and also which places in South Africa support the most mobile payment methods as here in Durban, haven't seen much of them?
 

Dave

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Which restaurant was this and also which places in South Africa support the most mobile payment methods as here in Durban, haven't seen much of them?

If tap and go is supported then ApplePay/GPay will be supported once your bank rolls it out.
 
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