I use a Blackberry. It’s not a work requirement. I use it voluntarily. And I am very happy, thank you. It is the best phone ever. Let us take a moment to bask in its awesome glow
But apparently there are two other phone makers out there, Samsung and Apple, which I am only hearing about right now. And apparently they’ve launched NFC payment solutions with an assortment of promotions
And apparently I’m late to the party, because this has been going on for more than a month already. I’m not even sure the promotions listed below have been fully redeemed already. But anyway for posterity’s sake, here’s Fred-
The arrival of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay in Singapore brought a wave of promotions which anyone should be glad of!
Except those without a smartphone capable of using them (ML: I’m very happy with my phone, Fred).
THE BASIC HARDWARE
Apple Pay works similarly and needs no more details.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Next, enter your card details into the Wallet App for the iPhone and Samsung Pay App for Samsung phones.
You should receive an OTP from the relevant bank regarding the addition of the card to a mobile payment option.
Enter the OTP and you are done!
HOW TO USE
|Apple Pay||Samsung Pay||Android Pay|
|DBS/POSB||20% rebate, capped at $10 per cardholder, first 50,000 customers till 25 May 2016||$10 cashback with minimum of 3 Samsung Pay transactions and combined spend of $40 for first 20,000 cardholders, till 15 Sept 2016||25% rebate on first 5 Android Pay transactions capped at $10 per customer, for the first 10,000 customers till 30 Sept 2016|
|UOB||$10 cash rebate with minimum spend of $10, first 10,000 qualifying transactions on 25 May 2016 only||Not supported||None. Surprisingly.|
|OCBC||3% rebate, capped at $15 per cardholder, until 25 June 2016||5% rebate capped at $15 per customer, limited to $200,000 aggregate redemption across all OCBC cardholders, or until 31 Aug 2016 whichever comes first||5% rebate capped at $15 per customer till 31 July 2016|
|SCB||20% rebate capped at $50 per cardholder, first 10,000 cardholders till 31 July 2016||20% rebate capped at $50 per cardholder, first 5,000 cardholders till 16 July 2016||20% rebate capped at $50 per customer, limited to 5,000 customers till 28 July 2016|
|American Express||None. Haha, losers.||Not supported||Not suported|
|Citibank||Not supported||Stand a chance to win a Samsung phone every day till 15 July 2016 (or use your Citi Rewards card for 4 miles/$1)||Not supported|
My particular favourite, which I can’t participate in, is from Citibank which the different cards have different advantages. There is one card which I think is really useful and it starts with R.
(ML: come on Fred, just paste the damn table)
The promotions won’t last long and please take note of the terms and conditions as always. Share your experiences in the comments please!