These days there are a couple of things that you can do with your smartphone and there might even be a couple that you did not think that you would ever be able to do. One of those things is make a payment just by swiping your smartphone over a terminal that supports mobile payment solutions and the NFC technology. The mobile wallet idea is starting to gain some ground again in the mobile world and it looks like Samsung is going to throw a hat in the ring to compete with apps like Google Wallet, ISIS and more.
The Samsung Wallet App is ready for download in the United States for those of you that own the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 2. The app is available for a couple of other devices, but those are the main three that are the most popular right now. The Samsung Wallet is a Passbook app for Samsung smartphones that allows users to purchase things like tickets to events, coupons for local stores, a place to store your loyalty cards and more inside the digital wallet. The app will easily free up space in your wallet or purse.
The app is launching in both Korea and the United States and could still be considered in beta testing mode at this time. Samsung was showcasing the Wallet app when the company held the Galaxy S4 release event, but nothing has been heard about it since then. If you want to check out the mobile wallet app, you can download it at the Google Play store or through the “Samsung Apps” application on your phone. At this time, you will not be able to store your credit card information within the app, at least in the United States.
The version headed for the United States does not allow you to make any mobile payments with your device and that could be because Google Wallet has an agreement with handset makers to be the default choice for consumers. If you want to try the app out, launch the app once it is downloaded and from there you can start adding tickets, loyalty cards and more to the app. If you have more than one Galaxy device, the application will automatically sync the information from all if you have it set up that way.