Apple pay not working on vending machine

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  1. macosxuser01 macrumors 6502a

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    This weekend I was at the Galleria mall in Roseville, CA where I notice serval vending machine with NFC capabilities. I tried to buy a soda for a friend showing him how Apple pay works. However, the transaction was not authorized and didn't go through.

    Any idea of why it didn't work? On my iPhone it showed that transaction went through and then when I check my bank account no pending charges showed
     
  2. dyt1983, Nov 24, 2014
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  3. macosxuser01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's just weird because in theory it should work. Right?
     
  4. AngusW macrumors 6502

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    Just because it's NFC doesn't mean that it's ready for Apple pay. It all depends on who owns the machine.
     
  5. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    Unless someone else tried with google wallet (or some other NFC based thing) I would say its more likely an issue with the vending machine and not Apple Pay.

    Would a POS terminal even know if its apple pay vs google wallet?
     
  6. baller1308 macrumors 65816

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    I've used Apple Pay at the vending machines at work just fine. Tried ones at the mall, didn't work :(.
     
  7. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    My guess is that while the vending machines have NFC readers, they're not fully (or correctly) activated by the machines' owners. Perhaps the machines have no access to data lines.

    We have a few vending machines at work with NFC readers. They say nothing regarding "Apple Pay" yet they work perfectly with iPhone 6 Plus.
     
  8. sumsingwong macrumors 6502a

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    The vending machines at my job accepts Apple Pay but have a sign that says they do not accept Debit MasterCard. I switched to a Visa card and it worked. Try changing the card.
     
  9. dyt1983, Nov 26, 2014
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