European countries without Apple Pay

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Tymen, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Tymen macrumors member

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    A continuation form the original (Apple Pay in Germany) topic

    Most of the countries in Europe have Apple Pay or have been announced to receive Apple Pay shortly. At the time of writing this post, countries as The Netherlands, Germany or Poland don't have Apple Pay (officially).

    Lets discus and fantasize of having Apple Pay in every European country in this topic :)
    --- Post Merged, Jun 4, 2018 ---
    Really? Because earlier today ING posted "Unfortunately, we wille not have Apple Pay soon"
    https://twitter.com/ing_ro/status/1003588832284020736
     
  2. catean macrumors 6502

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    Romanian banks have leaked some information that Apple Pay will be available soon. The 2 banks are Erste BCR and ING.
     
  3. Tobsen, Jun 4, 2018
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    So, then let us make an list of countries, that are waiting:

    • Germany
    • Netherlands
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Luxemburg
    • Norway (announced for 2018 on May 1)
    • Portugal
    • Poland (announced for 2018 on May 1)
    • Romania
    • Czech Republic
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Croatia
    • Hungary
    • Bulgaria
    • Liechtenstein

    What's missing (or spelled wrong)?
     
  4. basti_no macrumors member

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    Norway was announced already.
     
  5. Tobsen macrumors regular

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    Also Poland, but they are not live …
     
  6. Stefan. macrumors member

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    Liechtenstein :D
     
  7. Tobsen macrumors regular

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    Added ;)
     
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    Never expected it at WWDC, I think we have to watch those earnings reports. Unless a keynote includes some changes to Apple Pay, it would be weird to just mention it out of the blue.
     
  10. Stefan. macrumors member

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    Next earning call should be in August, two months to go...
     
  11. Mr-Fly macrumors 6502

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    And still one of the best options to take is boon through irland.
    I am using Apple Pay now for over 6 months.
    And I don't like that I did use one of these ways that late!
    I should have done earlier.
     
  12. BlankStar macrumors 6502

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    Hey neighbour,

    How did you set up Apple Pay via Ireland?
     
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  14. Mr-Fly macrumors 6502

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    Exactly how described.
    For Irland Apple ID I did put in my German address except I omitted the ZIP code as that was checked.
    I did not have to put in any payment method.
    For Boon, please remember to use your REAL address, while the region is set to Irland still.
    If you don't take your real address and real phone number, you will have no chance to login (mobile number is your login) and without the right address you can never change to boon plus.
    And for the iRland Apple ID. only use it in the App Store Setting do NOT use it in the iCloud setting (top of the settings dialog). If you change iCloud login to Irland and then go back to your country with the iCloud ID, it will delete the Wallet. If you only change the App Store this will not Happen.
     
  15. kuryack macrumors member

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    As we don't have Apple Pay in Slovakia either, I might give boon. a try.

    Was wondering, if there is any limitation on transaction amount and are there any transaction fees, when paying via boon.?
     
  16. kuryack macrumors member

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    thanks Mr-Fly

    looking that I missed the deadline for having it 12 months free by just 8 days...o_O
     
  17. BlankStar macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a lot. Going to try it, but was wondering: how do you pay in a store where most clerks will have no idea what Apple Pay is, since it's not released in Germany? (or Belgium in my case)
    I know a lot of stores have support for wireless transactions (you can see it on the terminal) but obviously Apple Pay is never listed.
     
  18. Tobsen macrumors regular

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    Meanwhile most cashiers know it in most stores, so no more: "Wow, this works!?" ;)
     
  19. arkitect macrumors 603

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    Don't mention Apple Pay or Android Pay.
    Just say you are paying contactless.

    Unbelievably some cashiers will have to dig the terminal out from under their desk… ie. Museum Fünf Kontinente and Altes Pinakothek in Munchen.
    I had a "friendly" discussion with the person at the Museum Fünf Kontinente when he pulled a long face complete with sighing and lots of dramatic "searching" under piles of papers, when I wanted to pay electronically.
    Such a drama queen. You'd think it was 1990… :D

    Still at other shops — as long as they actually do accept cards — it worked like a charm.
    Even paid the bill at the Augustiner Bräustuben — I took a chance on that as the amount was far in excess of GBP30.
     
  20. Mr-Fly macrumors 6502

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    I would not even mention contactless. I usually just say "mit Karte" and thats it.
    Sometimes pretty funny, when they raise their hand to receive the card, I show them the watch.
    It worked nearly all the time now and nobody said something like "this does not work" or whatever.
    Pretty often they said "Great, lets try"
     
  21. BlankStar macrumors 6502

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    Took me some time, but I got the card setup on my iPhone and Watch. Now I need to add some money and... go out and pay for the first time with it! *feels exited like a little kid the night before Christmas*
     
  22. Mr-Fly macrumors 6502

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    Adding money is fast like a bell with another credit-card. Goes in 1 second :)
    Good testing candidates.
    - Burger King
    - McDonalds
    - Aldi
    - Lidl
    - REWE
     
  23. catean macrumors 6502

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    Using Apple Pay with HSBC for a while in Romania. Is accepted everywhere there is a contactless terminal without requesting a PIN for any sum. The only problem is I pay a foreign exchange fee of 2.99 %, but is so conveninet with an Apple Watch. If Apple Watch 4G would work on the local operators, I could let the iPhone at hime which would be incredible in summer.
     

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