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Commuters can now use Samsung Pay on their phone instead of an Opal card

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Samsung has updated its Samsung Pay app to allow Galaxy smartphone users to tap on to Opal terminals in NSW to pay for train, bus and ferry services without even unlocking their device.

Australia will be one of the first countries in the world to use thus feature which has been developed specifically for the Opal system in NSW to supplement contactless payment system which was introduced by Transport NSW.

This update makes it just as easy for Samsung smartphone users to use Samsung Pay across the entire Opal system as it would be using an Opal card.

They simply tap their phone on the terminal which will work even if the user is in the middle of a call, listening to music or if the device is locked.

Customers will be able to set a default payment card to tap on and off at Opal terminals.

“Samsung is investing in delivering cutting-edge solutions for Samsung Pay to help provide customers with maximum convenience and security for their mobile wallet,” said Mark Hodgson, head of Samsung Pay in Australia.

“As a first step, we are rolling out this technology to work with the Opal system in NSW.

“We worked with Transport for NSW to build a solution that is designed to offer a seamless experience for people choosing to use Samsung Pay when commuting across the NSW Opal network.

“We pride ourselves on working with organisations to help create convenient solutions for customers, and we are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities to make this happen.”