I've been wondering the extent that other SMUGGERS are using Apple Pay? I've just been reviewing recent purchases made with Apple Pay, using the transaction list in the Wallet app, and realised that;
1. I use Apple Pay pretty much every day, 2. I use it from 10-20 times per week, and 3. I use for even small purchases, less than £5, frequently - coffees, car parking, beer, etc. The major UK banks have raised the threshold for contactless payments via payment systems such as Apple Pay from £30 max to an unknown upper limit. It isn't possible, except by trial and error, to find out which outlets allow contactless payments above the £30 threshold. I assume that this has more to do with 'merchant services' providers rather than retailer's own policies. As far as I can tell the only national retailer that doesn't accept Apple Pay, or any payment by smartphone, is W H Smith, although their card payment systems do allow contactless payments. I assume they are slow to roll out full contactless payments. Here in East Devon quite a few local authority car parks have adapted their parking ticket machines for contactless, usually WavePay. The RFID readers are either low powered, or suffer from adverse weather as the car parks I regularly use my iPhone at are inconsistent in accepting an Apple Pay transaction. Some Wetherspoons also seem to be having similar problems - cards OK, smartphones intermittently don't work. I regard Apple Pay as secure, less fiddly than cards, and pretty quick. And I find I use cash even less frequently now than before I became an Apple Pay 'addict'. Must be becoming quite normal now as a year ago people used to express surprise about it but now in many places I visit payment this way is almost expected - card machine waved at you expecting a contactless payment. How is it for you? Regards, Tony Sent from my iPad -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Sussex Mac User Group" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to smug+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/smug. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.