Apple Pay reporting card error on terminal?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by newdeal, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    I am in Canada, I have used Apple pay before with my new Amex card that is setup in my phone. I just tried using it at a hardware store down the street. When I attempted to use Apple Pay the terminal reported a card error. I tried twice, it didn't work either time in spite of me using it as I normally would and everything seeming OK on the phone. I then took out the actual card, tapped it and it worked no problem. The terminal at that store uses a dial up connection, I am wondering why I had this error and if Apple Pay requires the terminal be hooked up to a broadband connection? That was the only thing I could think of
     
  2. john991 macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same issue at my local subway, card error. Wonder if the tap to pay terminal isn't updated to support the Apple NFC chip? Next time I go in I'll check the name of the terminal to compare with others.
     
  3. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    I thought that Apple Pay only works at certain businesses that have set up the service? So which franchise was it?

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  4. newdeal thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It was Home Hardware but I would have thought it would work anywhere that NFC and Amex was accepted. I have successfully used it at Tim Hortons and Canadian Tire
     
  5. newdeal thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I just looked at apples page. It says it should work anywhere American express contactless payments are accepted so clearly there is an issue on their end
     
  6. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm... The Apple website SAYS you can use it anywhere "Amex contactless payments are supported", but then they go on and specify a few companies...

    http://www.apple.com/ca/apple-pay/

    I'd contact HH, and maybe Apple directly if they can't help.

    C
     

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