Google has announced the launch of the payment system Android Pay in Russia. It will be available in our country from may 23, partners of the payment service in our country were 13 banks.
In the message Google notes that Android Pay is available to holders of Visa and MasterCard, and the number of partner banks joined “AK bars” , Alfa-Bank, Binbank, VTB 24, MTS-Bank , “Opening” (including the “Rocketbank” and “Dot”), MTS-Bank, Promsvyazbank , Raiffeisenbank, Russian agricultural Bank, “Russian standard”, Sberbank and Tinkoff. In addition, Google has become electronic money system “Yandex.Money.”
New on the Russian market of payment system is also supported by a number of large retailers (“M. Video” , “Tape”, Burger King, KFC, McDonald’s, etc.) and major online stores and services (DeliveryClub, “Yandex.Taxi”, Ozon).
The service allows to pay for goods and services in stores or apps with smartphones running the operating system Android 4.4 and a NFC module. Also work with WebMoney payment system is possible with the help of smart hours on Android Wear 2.0.
The ability to bind the card and make payments through the app Android Pay will be available to Russian users on may 23 at around 9 a.m. Moscow time.
To operate the system you need to download the app from Google Play and add the data cards. When the user will be at the cash register, it is sufficient to unlock the phone and bring it to the NFC payment terminal. If a purchase costs less than 1000 rubles, will be enough to “Wake up” the phone screen.
Google insists they have no plans to charge users a fee for the performed payments.
Google has launched a system for shopping from a smartphone Android Pay in September 2015 in the United States. Currently Android Pay works in the US, the UK, Singapore, Australia, China, Poland, New Zealand, Ireland and Japan.
On the Russian market, currently working on a mobile payment system, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay. They were started on 4 October and 29 September 2016, respectively.