Pay with your phone

How to Pay with Your Phone App

Different mobile payment apps are offering different ways to pay using your phone. Some ways are easier and more instant than others.

How to pay with Google Wallet & Apple Pay

These 2 apps are offering the quickest way to pay with your phone.

Google Wallet

  • pay with your mobile using nfc - logoWake up your device (no need to unlock it)
  • Place your device in front of the NFC (Near Field Communication) device
  • Punch your PIN (if requested)
  • Await payment confirmation

Apple Pay

Place your device in front of the NFC (Near Field Communication) device

  • Choose your default credit card
  • Place your finger on the Touch ID section of the screen
  • Bring your device closer to the NFC device
  • Await payment confirmation

Notice the main advantage of both apps is that you do not need to open the payment app to use it. Most apps do require you to open them first.

How to pay with SoftCard App

SoftCard does require you open the app in order to pay with it, making the payment process a bit less instant.

  1. Open the SoftCard app
  2. Enter your PIN
  3. Select the card you want to use
  4. Place your device in front of the NFC (Near Field Communication) device
  5. Await payment confirmation

How to pay with PayPal Mobile app

Though PayPal hit a home run with its digital payment solution, it doesn’t seem like this is going to be the case with its mobile payment app. Paying with PayPal mobile is a bit more complex and seems to help business owners build a customer base, more than it helps customers pay effortlessly and quickly at the register.

  1. Open your PayPal Mobile app
  2. Choose “Shopping”
  3. Browse for stores around you that accept PayPal
  4. Choose the store
  5. Choose the items you would like to order
  6. Pay by a swipe
  7. Talk to the cashier to confirm payment

How to pay with CurrentC

  1. Open the CurrentC app
  2. Scan the QR barcode that appears on the cashier’s screen
  3. Show your screen to the cashier to confirm payment

Jason Gardiner

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