Apple Pay


lartola

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When Apple and a Costa Rican bank make a deal. There's no other answer - Nobody knows anything else
Correct, but that restriction only applies to iphone users not being able to set up Apple Pay by adding a credit or debit card issued in Costa Rica. It doesn’t apply to merchants (i.e., stores and other businesses), because for them to accept Apple Pay no support from the local banks is required; all they need is to have a terminal that can accept NFC contactless payment (and I hear many merchants do have them in Costa Rica, which means they can actually already accept apple pay for anyone who set it up with a non-Costa Rica issued card).
 

casperes1996

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Correct, but that restriction only applies to iphone users not being able to set up Apple Pay by adding a credit or debit card issued in Costa Rica. It doesn’t apply to merchants (i.e., stores and other businesses), because for them to accept Apple Pay no support from the local banks is required; all they need is to have a terminal that can accept NFC contactless payment (and I hear many merchants do have them in Costa Rica, which means they can actually already accept apple pay for anyone who set it up with a non-Costa Rica issued card).

OK; Sure. That is true.
Here in Denmark, to my knowledge only two banks have Apple Pay, but basically everywhere accepts Apple Pay as payment. In some shops they look at you with bewildered expressions when you pay with a watch. Quite fun.
 

lartola

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OK; Sure. That is true.
Here in Denmark, to my knowledge only two banks have Apple Pay, but basically everywhere accepts Apple Pay as payment. In some shops they look at you with bewildered expressions when you pay with a watch. Quite fun.
Exactly. And not just now, I can assure you all those stores in Denmark already accepted Apple Pay even before any of the banks there supported it. They just didn’t know it because only a very few people such as tourists or other foreign visitors could have used apple pay there at the time.
 

casperes1996

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Exactly. And not just now, I can assure you all those stores in Denmark already accepted Apple Pay even before any of the banks there supported it. They just didn’t know it because only a very few people such as tourists or other foreign visitors could have used apple pay there at the time.
Oh yeah. Contactless credit cards have been supported for ages :)