If you're residing in the UAE, you could walk into any Samsung brand-shops and get AED 100 off the Tizen-powered Gear S3 smartwatch when you pay using the tech giant's mobile payment platform - Samsung Pay. Samsung introduced the payment services in the UAE back in April and this offer could be viewed as a move to get more people to use the service. If you don't know how to get the payment service, Samsung got you covered on that with a link to get started with Samsung Pay.
Samsung Pay allows users of compatible Samsung models make secure, contactless payment or supported terminals using both Magnetic Secure Transaction (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies, just by simply tapping your device on the payment terminal. In the UAE, the compatible Samsung phones include the Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note 5, Galaxy A5 2016 and Galaxy A7 2016, the 2017 Galaxy A Series as well as the Gear S3 smartwatch. In addition, Samsung Pay is supported by a number of partner banks including Emirates NBD, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Mashreq, RAKBank and Standard Chartered.
Apart from the discount offer on the Gear S3 wearable which runs until December 2017, Samsung has also rolled out a number of discount and promo offers meant to promote Samsung Pay in the UAE. For instance, you get AED 50 gift voucher on five transactions using Samsung Pay, 10% discount using HSBC card, 25% cashback using the Standard Chartered bank card and a chance to win a Galaxy S8 or Gear S3 and several other mouthwatering offers. Looks like Samsung's got enough for everyone because there isn't a limit to the daily number of persons that can access the offers. With this kind of promo whose time span is long, the company would likely make tremendous progress in the adoption of its payment services in the UAE especially in places like Dubai.