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Samsung Launches Samsung Pay in the U.S. with 7-City Tour

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. launched a seven-city tour to coincide with the launch of Samsung Pay in the United States. Samsung will give consumers in Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles a special opportunity to unlock special offers and prizes through Samsung Pay. At each stop, Samsung will partner with local retailers to provide discounts on items, hands-on activities and other experiences to give consumers an opportunity to interact with Samsung Pay.
Samsung kicked the tour off at Austin City Limits Music Festival with a special Samsung Pay Block Party on October 1 at the new South Congress Hotel and kept the party going throughout the weekend with unique and rewarding experiences for music fans. Samsung Pay - the official mobile payment solution for the festival - made it easier for festival-goers to pay for food, drinks and souvenirs with their Samsung phones.
Additional tour stops include:
• Dallas: October 9th – 11th
• Atlanta: October 16th – 18th
• New York: October 23rd – 25th
• Chicago: October 30th – Nov 1st
• San Francisco: November 6th – 8th
• Los Angeles: November 13th – 15th
Samsung Pay will work on Galaxy S6, S6 edge, Note5 and S6 edge+ devices operating on the AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular networks in the United States.'

To make a payment on Samsung Pay, users can simply swipe up, scan their fingerprint and pay. Samsung Pay uses tokenization, Samsung KNOX, and fingerprint authentication to provide secure payments. And, as terminals are upgraded to EMV, that security is leveraged, too.

Samsung Pay is compatible with most existing and new terminals, including most magnetic stripe, EMV and NFC terminals.
To participate initially, consumers need to have a participating MasterCard, Visa or American Express card issued by Bank of America, Citi, American Express or U.S. Bank.
Samsung Pay also offers merchant credit cards through its relationship with Synchrony Financial and additionally, works with acquirers including First Data, Global Payments and TSYS. Over time, Samsung Pay will continue to expand its partnership ecosystem to provide greater flexibility, access, and choice for customers.
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