Samsung has decided to shut down its online payment service Samsung Pay in Mexico. The company is now officially sending messages to users in the country. In the official statement, Samsung has mentioned it will discontinue the Samsung Pay service on August 1st, 2021. The active users can use the service until July 31st, 2021, and also make transactions or use their registered cards. Samsung hasn’t mentioned any clear reason for the termination and only stated ‘due to various circumstances in the notification.
With Samsung Pay, Galaxy users are able to make online payments through NFC & MST technology. Users also get rewards & discounts on many purchases when they make payments using this service. In Mexico, the company has introduced Samsung Pay at the beginning of 2018. In this Latin country, Samsung supported many partners and banks to make online payments. It supported Visa, Mastercard, American Express in payment providers, and HSBC, Banorte, Citibanamex, and more banks.
Now, after the shutdown users in Mexico will not able to make payments. Here is the official statement from Samsung.
Dear User At Samsung, we thank you for choosing and using 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 24:59 hrs on July 31, 2021.
The application will be automatically deleted from your registered devices as well as all the information that is stored in it in accordance with the privacy notice and the terms and conditions of the service published on www.samsung.com/mx/samsungpay.
If you have additional questions, you can call 800SAMSUNG for more information.