Samsung Pay, the Korean tech giant’s mobile payment system, has been made available on all major networks in the United States, as the company gears up to take on Apple ahead of Christmas.
The payment tool, which works on Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones only, promises secure payments via those devices’ fingerprint scanners. The Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 all work with the service.
The launch, which follows a beta test which began on September 28th, means AT&T, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon and Sprint all offer the platform.
Users across the pond can download the app now from Google Play and enter their card details in order to start using their phones to pay for things at contactless terminals.
Sadly, Samsung has not said when Samsung Pay will be launching in the UK.
And although it took Apple over six months to bring Apple Pay to these shores, it seems unlikely Samsung will wait too long, knowing that all the while its kay rival is hoovering up further market share.