Apple Pay "Unsupported Store" Success List

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by BPMCH02, Oct 20, 2014.

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  1. BPMCH02 macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2007
    This thread is for us to form a list of places we have used Apple Pay successfully that are either "supported" or (more importantly) "unsupported" locations.

    For example...did you go to a store with the NFC logo that is not listed as a "participating retailer" by Apple and have success? Post that here...

    Basically, let's not get into a real discussion on this thread about Apple Pay, but rather simply post retailers where we had success with Apple Pay.

    I used it at McDonalds today without issue.
  2. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2010
    Las Vegas, NV
    There is no such thing as a an unsupported merchant. If they accept NFC, they accept Apple Pay. The list that Apple has, simply is for companies that have insured that EVERY location is equipped to take Apple Pay, or any NFC for that matter.
  3. Zexel macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2010
    The non Apple Pay partners I've tried it with so far that have worked at Rite Aid and a vending machine. Both worked great - no hiccups at all with either my AmEx Platinum or Chase Sapphire Preferred.

    Oddly enough, the other place I tried, Panera Bread, did not work. I think it was the cashiers fault.
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Is Apple Pay always "Apple Pay?"

    What I mean is, if you try to pay at these so-called "unsupported" stores and vending machines and they work, are you getting full Apple Pay with tokenization or is it possible that the iPhone can fall back to using the credit card numbers with NFC the same as other services use?

    In other words, can an iPhone pretend it's not Apple Pay, but a plain old credit card?

    I guess I'm just unclear about how I'm hearing about things like vending machines working if doesn't do something like that. But I admit that sounds un-Apple-like and so I'd expect that it's not doing that and that paying with an iPhone is always Apple Pay.
  5. Zexel macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2010
    It always uses tokenization. My receipt from Rite Aid showed the last four of my device account number, not my actual credit card number.
  6. HXGuyAZ macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
  7. mrcobra92 macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2014
    Works at rite aid and chevron circle K and extra mile.
  8. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    What about those vending machines that allow you to swipe your CC or touch it if your card has the chip in it? Is that the same as NFC? Or am I off base? Would they specifically state "NFC" on them somewhere?
  9. ohsnap macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2004
    Same here, went to CVS worked instantly. In fact, I put the iP6+ near the device, looked at the teller, and by the time I looked back, it had gone thru. Did have to sign my name on the NFC device though.
  10. YodasMaster macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2012
    It did NOT work at the Lego a Store, however it did work at OfficeMax. Both are not on Apple's "list".
  11. mrcobra92 macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2014
    That worked as well, as long as there is the NFC symbol somewhere on the payment area, then it will work.
  12. ohsnap macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2004
    I know of no vending machine that accepts NFC. Look for something that looks like a sideways WiFi symbol.

    edit: I'm an idiot, just because I've never seen one, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

    Looks like this:

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  13. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2013
    There were multiple reports of people in other threads who used ApplePay on a vending machine.
  14. caesarp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2012
    No. Apple pay is Apple pay.
  15. bizzy045 macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2011
    I just used it at CVS, but didn't have to sign anything ($15 total purchase)..isn't the point of apple pay - that you don't have to sign..that's what the fingerprint is for..anyone else have to sign when using apple pay?
  16. NoBoMac, Oct 20, 2014
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    NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
  17. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    What about MCX POS places like Walmart, Best Buy, Target, 7-11? Don't they technically support NFC, but do not support Apple Pay?
  18. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    The OP should be a wiki post so we can all contribute to a running list of supported/unsupported stores.
  19. PN4 macrumors member


    Feb 24, 2011
    I see your edit, but just wanted to say all of the vending machines at my work have NFC and I used my iPhone today to buy a soda.
  20. Natesac macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    I tried at 7-11 today. My iPhone 6 popped up the apple play screen when I held it near the NFC, scanned my print, then the register declined the transaction. Had to scan my plastic

    Tried at walgreens, apple pay worked, but I had to enter my debit pin # and do the "Ammount OK?" and "Do you want cash back?" song and dance.
  21. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    Southern California
    add "Stater Brothers"

    worked for me today to buy beer!
  22. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010

    LOL Best Buy has NFC terminals but they don't do anything every once and a while when I shop there I accidentally activate it when my card comes close to the sensor (my card is one that has nfc in it) and it errors out saying that contactless payment not supported. I can only guess its a soft wear issue but as stated before Best Buy already said it wouldn't support Apple Pay. Pretty funny when a company like Best Buy tells me they sell the latest and greatest and will support me for the life of my product but in fact they really don't. Bit ironic.
  23. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    MOD NOTE: Let's try to use the new wiki thread, as it will be easier to keep up to date.

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