Samsung has finally discontinued its well-known Samsung Pay service in Mexico. The users were getting shut down messages since March this year. And now the company has killed its online payment service in the country. After August 1st, the users in Mexico can’t use the service to make transactions using the NFC function. It is not clear why Samsung took this decision nor did we find any proper notes on the official website. Like other countries, Samsung Pay has a good amount of users in the country.
Here is the official statement from Samsung about the termination of Samsung Pay in Mexico.
Dear users at Samsung, we thank you for your preference and use of Samsung Pay. We want to inform you that due to various circumstances we find it necessary to terminate the service and its functionalities as of August 1, 2021. The service will remain active and you will be able to continue making payments or registering cards from affiliated banks until 12:59 PM on July 31, 2021. The application will be automatically deleted from your registered devices in accordance with a privacy notice and the terms and conditions of service published at Samsung.com/mx/samsungpay.
It means not the end for Samsung to bring these services to Mexico. In the new partnership, Samsung has launched a new Members Wallet app in Galaxy Store. The service will allow users to make payments and get Samsung Debit Cards. It has a partnership with Santander bank & Mastercard in the country to provide Debit cards to make secure payments. The Members Wallet app is now in Beta mode, and users can send a request to join it. Once users get accepted, then they will get digital Samsung Debit card to make transactions.
To promote Members Wallet, Samsung is offering 30% off on Samsung Care+ & a 5% permanent discount on the Samsung Experience store and Samsung Mexico website. It will also give early access to the users to purchase products throughout the year. You can download the official Members Wallet Beta app from Galaxy Store in Mexico.