My Apple Pay experience at McDonald's. Never again.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by keatth, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. keatth macrumors 6502

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    Went to the drive through and I said Apple pay and when he pulled the machine to bring it out the window it came unplugged and took a few minutes to reset. I was just sitting there face palming. I just paid with cash after that. So embarrassing. Never again.
     
  2. cogitodexter macrumors regular

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    So because someone else managed to accidentally unplug their NFC payment reader, you're face-palming and never going to do it again?

    I think your standards might be a little bit unreasonably high.
     
  3. tonyy macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this was all Apple Pay's fault. Damn you Apple and your Apple Pay.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Using Apple Pay through a drive through doesn't sound like the best idea to me.
     
  5. ron7624 Contributor

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    Yup, I'd drop the phone when I stuck it out the window with my thumb on the scanner. No doubt that would happen to me lol;)
     
  6. B's iPhone macrumors member

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  7. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Give it another try - very small part of life
     
  8. oddnendz macrumors 6502

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    I used it for the first time at McDonald's today. I didn't have any trouble. I did have a problem at Michaels, but I shrugged it off and used the debit card instead.
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Why were you, the buyer, embarrassed? If you ordered a burger and the person bringing it up tripped and dropped it on the floor, would you never order said burger again either?

    Obviously you can do whatever you want but one bad experience doesn't a bad system make IMO.
     
  10. newellj macrumors 601

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    That would be me, too... :eek:
     
  11. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    This one time, at the bank, the teller dropped my cash AND my debit card in the same transaction. I swore I'd never use either again.

    /sarcasm
     
  12. Saskataper macrumors newbie

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    Does apple pay save a receipt on the phone? I went through the Mc'Ds drivthru yesterday for a couple coffees. Paid using the "tap" nfc with my MasterCard and didn't think to look at the amount. I got to the pick up window and they tried to give mea whole meal, they got the cars mixed up, once they straightened it out they handed me close to $30 cash as a refund.
    Just shows how easy it is to get lazy about such a fast easy payment option, having receipts on the phone would be nice so you can double check how much you just tapped away.
     
  13. B's iPhone macrumors member

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    Same thing happened to me back in the day.
    No doubt you face palmed.
    Times have definitely changed though.
    Nowadays **** comes unplugged in the drive through and you can't go back afterwards.

    más sarcasmo

    :)
     
  14. superlawyer15 macrumors regular

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    I've used apple pay at McDonalds drive thrus about a dozen times now without any problems
     
  15. TJone macrumors 6502a

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    If this prevents you from going to McDonalds then it was a good outcome I think.
     
  16. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    I try Apple Pay at eery place that has the PayPass or Apple Pay symbol on the scanner. It is still early days for stores and I'm sure it takes time and money to get things up to standards, especially in small, rural areas like where I live. If my iPhone doesn't work, then I just get my credit/debit card out and pay. No biggie.
     
  17. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Apple is face palming at this very moment. They are embarrassed that you own their phone.
     
  18. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    I just read this to myself in John Gruden's voice.
     
  19. iososx macrumors 6502a

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    Apple creates elevated, sometimes very unrealistic expectations with their incessantly constant hype. This in turn sets up their customers that buy into it, the assurance of a disappointing outcome.

    Most amazing is how these same individuals do just what Apple does. They point the finger of blame on anyone or anyplace other than their beloved Apple. The company that in their eyes is perfect.

    Apple outsmarts them again.
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Properly trained, it should be seamless. See McDonald's training manual below. However, it's most likely simply posted on the wall and they get no actual training.

    [​IMG]
    http://9to5mac.com/2014/10/13/mcdonalds-apple-pay-training/
     
  21. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    Hundred percent correct. Apple should have sent out longer extension cords to all McDonald's.

    /s
     
  22. iososx macrumors 6502a

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    You get 1,000 points for brilliant humor :D
     
  23. ron7624 Contributor

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    This is an Apple based forum where members help other members with problems or perceived problems. The negativity plastered everywhere is of no use to anyone, and certainly unwanted by everyone except of course the trolls that initiate it and or thrive on it.
    Nothing is perfect.
    Deal with it.
     
  24. bcc212 macrumors member

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    I'm going to give some negativity. As an Englishman, this is a ridiculously impractical idea.

    If you have to remove a card from your wallet to make a payment, just do it! There are indeed the same amount of steps to making an apple pay transaction than a normal debit card! It takes roughly 10 seconds to pay by card. It works, just stick with it, or pay by cash.

    I'm not sure on the legal implications, but using it whilst driving would be illegal here too. That and you look like a major idiot using your phone to pay for something.

    iPhone will be able to wipe your arse next... And it will make a **** job of that too.
     
  25. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Putting impracticality aside, it's far more secure to use Apple Pay.

    http://mashable.com/2014/10/23/apple-pay-is-more-secure-than-your-credit-and-debit-cards/
     

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