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Apple Pay competitor for Android smartphones work in Russia in 2017

Service Android Pay, a competitor came to Russia Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, work in Russia in 2017. This was announced by Director of business development and digital payments, Mastercard payment system in Russia Mikhail Fedoseyev.

Next year use of contactless payment will the majority of smartphone owners. “Next year will come Android Pay, which involves the use of different brands of phones. The numbe r of people, the coverage will expand significantly. We would like it to be versatile,” Ria quotes the words of Mikhail Fedoseyev.

Service Android Pay will be able to use the owners of phones, which is the Android platform. “A huge number of them — Sony, LG, other. We believe that the combination of all the technologies will allow to provide the majority of smartphone owners the option to pay with phones, not very important, which he will have a phone because he will use tokenization to make secure payments,” he said.

Mastercard celebrates a great popularity in Russia recently launched Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, while people begin to pay phones where not pay before cards.

“In General terms I can say that people who use Samsung Pay, an Apple Pay make a number of transactions as a whole more than others, based on the fact that starting to pay the phone where not previously paid, for example, in the subway. That is, people become interested to use this tool in other categories where it was not before”, — he described.

“While this process is just beginning and it changes by hundreds of thousands, the percentage only grows every day, every day we see quite a dramatic change in the direction of increasing. But most of the operations is a major city, where the technologies she are the owners of expensive phones,” added Fedoseev.

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“We believe that the more payment methods, the worse the cache. The more ways of payment (wire — ed.), the more convenient for the customer and the less he has thoughts to go and withdraw cash for something,” said he also.

Apple Pay, launched in Russia on 4 October. The technology allows to pay for goods and services by Bank cards using your iPhone and Apple Watch. For payment confirmation it is necessary to put the finger to Touch ID. Payment in offline stores is available via iPhone SE iPhone 6 and more new models and Apple Watch. For online payments suitable for iPhone 6 and above, as well as the iPad Pro, Air 2, mini 3 and more new models.

Samsung Pay is available to owners of smartphones Samsung Galaxy S7|edge, Galaxy S6|edge, Galaxy note 5 case, Galaxy A5 (2016) / A7 (2016). System Samsung Pay earned in Russia from September 29.

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