AW owners in the Republic of Ireland

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jannette, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. jannette macrumors 6502

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    We are moving to Mayo in the new year.....are contactless terminals common in Ireland?
     
  2. rw1979 macrumors member

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    Contactless is relatively common, I pay for my Starbuck everyday with a contactless Visa card but I've also heard of a guy from the US paying for a round of drinks in a bar with his Apple Watch. It was akin to Black Magic according to people who witnessed it ;-)

    Just to note, the Apple Watch is not available for sale in Ireland and no Irish banks are participating with Apple Pay.
     
  3. jannette thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yikes! So that means when I open an Irish Bank account, I cannot use that account with Apple Pay. I have an AW, but I will obviously need to use a UK account in order to use Apple Pay. Not good!
     
  4. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    That is the case for almost all countries in the world, Apple Pay ist still a baby and it NEEDS to expand FAST. Samsung Pay and Android Pay are following up, and they are probably faster than the original.
     
  5. jannette thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm! I have got so used to using Apple Pay here in the UK. I shall just have to wait until Irish banks are up for it!
     
  6. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I read a report a few months ago saying Apple were in talks with Bank of Ireland so it might not be too far off.
     
  7. jannette thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good! I am opening an account with Bank of Ireland.

    I presume I could still use the AW watch to pay contactless if I use a UK supported card? Not really a good idea because of the exchange charge
     
  8. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Yep, you can use it anywhere that accepts contactless. I'm from the North so I have Apple Pay but I can use it in the south no problem :)
     

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