2 McDonald's staff today told me they don't take Apple Pay

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  1. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    I ordered and told the cashier I'd like to use Apple Pay. She said, "Oh we don't take that yet. I wish we did." There was another customer behind me so I didn't press. When I was waiting for my food the manager was in front of me tending to something so I asked her about it. She said, "Oh I don't think our system is updated for it yet. It will be soon."

    Anyone want to weigh in here? A lot of misinformation and poor information around about Apple Pay.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    McDonalds restaruants are franchises, so its quite possible the McDonalds you went to doesn't have the setup yet for NFC and/or Apple Pay.
     
  3. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    They had NFC readers at each register.
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The systems need to be updated to support the token-style payment system used in Apple Pay.

    Their systems may not have been updated yet.
     
  5. Phone Junky macrumors 6502

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    You should have stuck your phone by one and saw if it worked.
     
  6. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    They probably didn't know what you were even talking about. Every McDonalds should be up and running. I went to one yesterday and used Apple Pay and the girl at the register had no idea what just happened but she gave me a receipt and all was well.
     
  7. seinman macrumors regular

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    McDonald's is notorious for hiring idiots and giving them sub-par training. Next time, just try it, it'll probably work.
     
  8. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    Remember these are the people(not everyone) that want $15 an hour for flipping burgers.
     
  9. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I was under the impression they had to press a button to activate it before I could begin the NFC transaction.
     
  10. erzhik macrumors 6502

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    But the system still needs to be updated to work with ApplePay.
     
  11. Bkosher84 macrumors member

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    Then it works.. Apple Pay isn't some sort of magical service that their systems need to be updated for.. It's a more secure way of using NFC Payments.

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    No, there is NOTHING special about Apple Pay compared to the NFC Chip in your debit/credit card or Google Wallet. It's the EXACT same technology with more security on how Apple holds the credit card information. That's it. Nothing else.
     
  12. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    they should have to press a button just say you want to use a credit card or debit card(whatever is setup in your phone) than it should show you total on the terminal and you can proceed

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    yes and no, its not special but the credit card/debit card terminal does not work even for swiping or inserting your chip card if the cashier does not hit a button that tells the terminal this customer wants to use it
     
  13. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Yep, I was at Whole Foods and accidentally had my phone near the NFC terminal.

    My phone automatically brought up my Apple Pay interface and asked me if I wanted to pay.

    So I'm pretty sure NFC is "always looking", and when there is an NFC enabled terminal, it will bring up the interface to offer to pay.
     
  14. geoffm33 macrumors 6502

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    Not relevant whatsoever to this thread. Take it somewhere else.
     
  15. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    did you tell the cashier you were paying by credit/debit card?
     
  16. octothorpe8 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, there are people who want to be able to pay rent and buy food when they work a full-time job. God forbid!
     
  17. paul.p macrumors member

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    I think ppl are complicating the process..you have 2 choices to pay..cash or credit. Just say "credit" she/he will hit the button and then u hold your phone to the terminal. Done.
     
  18. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    This is what I thought, no need to call it apple pay, call it credit or debit and than your total appears on the termainal from there you can tap, insert chip, swipe, use your iphone,
     
  19. noobinator macrumors 601

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    When I did it at Mcdonalds yesterday I just threw my phone up to the NFC and it worked. The worker looked a bit confused but his register said I paid so he handed me a receipt.
     
  20. CoyoteRidge macrumors member

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    Sure I will weigh in. How about using cash or a debit card? That is of course unless your desire is to enrich Apple further by utilizing their Apple Pay system everywhere.
     
  21. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    meh VISA and MC are pretty rich too don't kid yourself

    would I use Apple Pay if there was an additional charge....heck no

    but I could care less if Visa or MC has to give apple some cut
     
  22. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    Thank you.
    Just use your credit card or cash for now ...

    You know like you did every other time at McDonald's....since forever.
     
  23. paul.p macrumors member

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    Shouldn't matter to the consumer..the .02 cents on 10.00 dollars is not coming out of your pocket.
     
  24. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    so not question was asked about method of payment

    Cash, Credit, Debit?
     
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