When it comes to mobile payment systems, although it's only available with Samsung phones, Samsung Pay is accepted in a wide amount of businesses and retailers, save for the countries where it isn't yet supported. Canada is one of those countries, although it may not be for long as Samsung is rumored to be preparing for a launch of Samsung Pay in Canada as early as the beginning of next month, according to a response on Twitter from who is allegedly a customer service rep with the company. If true, it would make Canada one of a handful of countries where Samsung has extended the reach of its mobile payment service recently, as Samsung just rolled out support for Samsung Pay to Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand as of October 25th.
According to the details about the system opening up in Canada in early November, said to be within the first week of the month, the service will support one specific type of card from the initial launch, which are reportedly Visa cards with CIBC. Unfortunately there was no mention of how long it might take to get more supported cards up and running, although it likely wouldn't take too long as Samsung has been rather quick about updating their support lists in a region once the support has initially been set up.
Samsung Pay works with the most recent Galaxy devices, such as this year's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, as well as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy S6 Active, the Galaxy Note 5 etc. It even supports all of Samsung's Gear S2 models as they opened up support for making payments from the smartwatch as of earlier this month. Although CIBC Visa cards are mentioned as what will be the first working cards, there's still a possibility that not all Visa card types from CIBC will be compatible with the payment system, and if that's the case then some users will have to wait a little longer. With Visa coming online first, it also could mean that those with MasterCard and AMEX cards have more than a short wait ahead of them.