From November 1 to pay with a payment system, Apple Pay became available to 8 customers of Russian banks: “Alfa-Bank”, “Opening” (with the “Rocketbank” and “Dot”), “Raiffeisen”, “Tinkoff”, “VTB 24”, MDM (“Bin”, Ubank), “MTS Bank”, Bank “Saint-Petersburg”. Later in November also will support the Bank “Russian Standard”.
4 Oct 2016, support the payment system appeared among the customers of “Sberbank”. Apple Pay now supports nine Russian banks and the payment system “Yandex.Money.” The service works only with Mastercard.
To configure Apple Pay iPhone owners simply add their credit or debit card in the Wallet app. On any device, you can use up to eight cards. To pay using Apple Pay in stores with iPhone SE iPhone 6 and more new models and Apple Watch.
The process looks payment like this: you get the smartphone, quickly double click the Home button from a locked mode, choose map (if you have one, you can assign default), scan the fingerprint and hold your iPhone to a normal payment terminal. In the case of Apple Watch, just double click on the side button. On the account with the money deducted, and out of the car climbs a check. The Internet connection on the mobile device is not required the data exchange with the Bank takes place via the payment terminal.
Apple Pay works when making purchases in the app or in Safari on iPhone 6 and newer, SE iPhone, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and more new models. The payment system can be used in Safari on any Mac older than 2012 release of macOS Sierra, while confirming the payment with the iPhone 6 or newer, or directly from Apple Watch.
Apple pay system works “wherever contactless payments are accepted”. We are talking about terminals in shops, cafes and restaurants, which specified one of the icons of contactless payment.
The clients of Raiffeisenbank, “Open”, Rocketbank, Alfa-Bank, MDM can connect to Apple Pay for any of their Mastercard card applications banks.
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