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Old 29.09.2015, 07:44
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hi,

to be honest this a solution looking for a problem to solve. Apple Pay does not make a lot of sense as requires a massively overpriced phone. The other solutions will probably for same reason that Apple pay makes little sense, there is no real problem to solve. I could already swipe the card to pay but I don't even use that....time it solves is minimal.

In the US they have not got as far as card + pin and so you could see that there might be a problem there to be solve, but not elsewhere.

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Actually, I find this thread really useful. I really am interested in all the places you can use the apple pay.

1) My US credit card is chip and signature. This means I always have to deal with confused cashiers who get a signature slip from the register and are unsure what to do or have no pen nearby. (kind of emberassing if its a long line) Apple Pay has until now never required a signature when paying.

2) At least in the USA there are every now and then pretty good promotions from credit card issuers for customers using Apple Pay.
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Re: Apple Pay

Got some strange looks when using it in Croatia (sort of, why are you holding your phone towards the point-of-sale-terminal?), followed by excited cheesy grins and, "wow, this is first time I've done this!" Contactless not as widely available there, however.

Don't worry, I won't post for each country I use it in... I think you get the idea. What is nice is not being limited to a transaction amount (usually around £30), just simply tap in your device pin if requested and all done.
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Old 14.10.2015, 07:32
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Good to see you taking the sensible approach of updating with every country you visit, instead of putting a caveat on your first post as i suggested.

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Old 07.12.2015, 23:42
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Re: Apple Pay

Went into the wallet had no Apple pay option - goggled about - went into settings and then General, Language and region and changed it to the UK from Switzerland and Apple pay appeared (I have a UK I tunes account).
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Re: Apple Pay

Enjoy! It's become second nature to me. It's a minor disappointment when a pay point doesn't have contactless now.

What's also of minor interest is the push towards using Twint. You see their terminals in Coop stores. I looked at their website and it looks appalling. Totally pointless and of no advantage to using a contactless card or, preferably, Apple Pay. Swiss only, Direct debit, having to preload an account (so no credit and takes 1-2 days). What are they thinking.
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Re: Apple Pay

I possess the high-end and recent phone required to use Apple Pay, but I see absolutely no point in advertising the fact to any yob that happens to be standing near the cash point, so no Apple Pay for me.
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Old 08.12.2015, 20:52
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Enjoy! It's become second nature to me. It's a minor disappointment when a pay point doesn't have contactless now.

What's also of minor interest is the push towards using Twint. You see their terminals in Coop stores. I looked at their website and it looks appalling. Totally pointless and of no advantage to using a contactless card or, preferably, Apple Pay. Swiss only, Direct debit, having to preload an account (so no credit and takes 1-2 days). What are they thinking.
yeah Twink is slow. Even rumaging around for change to pay cash can be quicker
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Old 08.12.2015, 21:08
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I possess the high-end and recent phone required to use Apple Pay, but I see absolutely no point in advertising the fact to any yob that happens to be standing near the cash point, so no Apple Pay for me.
The point is in 5 years time it will be normal, just like a cheque book was years ago! I remember writing euro cheques!
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Re: Apple Pay

I use it here in the states all the time. I'm moving to Bern in April. Looking forward to trying it out.
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The point is in 5 years time it will be normal, just like a cheque book was years ago! I remember writing euro cheques!
In 5 years time I won't mind flashing my iPhone 6 plus at all, as no-one will be wanting to mug me for it. In fact, those more worried about these things than me doubtless feel it's yesterday's news already.
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Re: Apple Pay

This is from the 17th of March, 2016.

http://www.nfcworld.com/2016/03/17/3...n-switzerland/

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Re: Apple Pay

Seems like all the Swiss banks are catching up. I searched Paymit in the app store and found that ZKB has an app for eBanking mobile that includes paymit functionality. I'm going to give it a try
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By the way - am I the longest serving Newbie First Class in the EF? Proud to be new since 2008
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Re: Apple Pay

Good news, Apple confirmed at the WWDC that Apple Pay is soon (next few months) to arrive here...

http://www.nfcworld.com/2016/06/13/3...kong-head-web/
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Re: Apple Pay

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http://www.nfcworld.com/2016/06/13/3...kong-head-web/
Seemingly you'll need a Cornerbank or Swiss Bankers (who?) issued credit card i.e. UBS and CS cards won't be supported, at least at the outset.
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Aye, possibly. It was definitely non-committal about Swisscard products.
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Re: Apple Pay

Probably they're still fighting for Twint/Payment
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Old 20.07.2016, 07:48
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Seemingly you'll need a Cornerbank or Swiss Bankers (who?) issued credit card i.e. UBS and CS cards won't be supported, at least at the outset.
Adding to the above. With Cornercard it is only the Classic card that works at the moment. I tried adding my Miles and More card and it doesn't work. Compatibility is coming on the future, but they couldn't give me a time scale.
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So Apple Pay already works with some Swiss card then?
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Yes, but the Cornercard Classic is the most mainstream of them. Certainly no support from the big 2, cantonal banks or Raiffesen.
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