Following the Samsung Galaxy S7 announcement at Mobile World Congress, the Korean tech giant aimed to increase the market presence of the new lineup by bundling a pre-purchase of the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge with a free Gear VR headset (available only in the US). Verizon Wireless even went to greater lengths by offering an alternative Galaxy S7 pre-order package which included a free Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch. Now it looks like Samsung wants to get more US customers on board with its mobile payment solution - Samsung Pay - as the company recently started a limited-time offer which includes a free wireless charging pad for first-time Samsung Pay users.
The offer is available only in the US and ends on March 10. Until then, eligible customers owning a "Qualifying Device" can download the Samsung Pay application on their Samsung phone, add their first card to Samsung Pay, and receive a coupon code for a free Black Sapphire wireless charging pad worth $49.99. The charging pad is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, the Galaxy S6 Active, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and, of course, the latest models in the series; the Samsung Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge. In other words, whether you already own a Qualifying Device or you plan on buying one of the latest flagship phones, signing up for Samsung Pay for the first time will guarantee you a free wireless charging pad for your smartphone. Of course, terms and conditions apply, so participants will need to reside in the US, be at least 18 years old, have a plan with a qualifying carrier that supports Samsung Pay, and own a valid Samsung Account ID. Keep in mind that the offer is valid only for customers who have yet to use Samsung Pay for the first time.
Samsung Pay is, of course, the company's mobile payment system released in the United States last September. It allows users to link their credit cards with their eligible Samsung smartphones and use the handsets to perform payments at contactless merchant terminals. The service has also been available in South Korea since August 2015 and is expected to go live in the UK and Australia in the coming months.