Samsung Pay users in Singapore can add their EZ-Link NFC SIM cards to compatible Samsung devices and pay for public transport as well as retail purchases, in the same way as they would using their plastic EZ-Link contactless transit card.
“Consumers can now use selected Samsung devices the same way an EZ-Link card is used for public transit and retail payments,” Samsung says.
“EZ-Link NFC SIM customers can also enjoy the added benefit of using Samsung Pay for their EZ-Link transactions, such as checking their transaction history and value balance.”
Throughout November, Samsung Pay is also giving users who link their EZ-Link NFC SIM service to Samsung Pay the chance to win a variety of prizes including Samsung Wireless Charging Pads and Gear IconX.
The EZ-Link NFC SIM service is currently available on Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 devices and will be available on the Galaxy A9 Pro device “at a later date”.
“As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the EZ-Link NFC SIM, we are delighted to extend it as a new feature on Samsung Pay,” says Nicholas Lee, CEO of EZ-Link. “Samsung users can now enjoy even greater convenience in their daily commute and shopping with one mobile application.
“This collaboration elevates EZ-Link’s pioneering efforts in realising NFC payments in public transport further forward and paves the way for joint development of other value-added services in the future.”