Note 8 Firmware Update For Samsung Pay to Work

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I just got off the phone with Samsung because my new Samsung Note 8 does not have Samsung Pay and I can't download it. Koodo apparently needs to push out the firmware update that ends in QWJ before we can download it. When will this update be released. Sucks going from an S7 edge to a note 8 and not having functionality due to an unreleased firmware update.

When can I expect this to be pushed out?
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Joseph Davis

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None of the carriers list any updates for the Note 8 yet, so it’s not just Koodo. I suspect that Samsung hasn’t released it to them for testing yet. It’s a blame game. My bet is on Samsung for holding it up.
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Have you tried Android pay? It worked on my GS8+
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Yes but only works at terminals with tap to pay. Samsung pay works at all terminals with their technology.

I'll continue to use Android pay until the update is released.
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All terminals? Isn't NFC required for both? Can you provide a concrete example of where Samsung Pay would work and Android Pay wouldn't?
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It works any terminal, regardless of whether it has tap or not. It will also work with a mag stripe reader, whereas android pay will not.

I have used it before, and it works fine. It emits a magnetic signal and fools the terminal into thinking that you “swiped”.
I had a comment here. I really would like to know what the Koodo employee who deleted my comment think they accomplished by doing that. Somebody is taking all this too personally.

My reply to Ivan was Walmart.

P.S. I am not the necromancer of this thread.
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Hey Joseph. Just got the update for the Note 8 today so if you haven't got it yet I would check to see if it's available for you!
(Samsung Pay is also indeed able to be downloaded now as well).
If you already got it ignore this and sorry for reviving your post;)
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Even before the update Samsung pay should have been able to be downloaded I know I was able to on my Note 8 from day 1. Download it from the Samsung Galaxy App store not Google Play.
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Lolz @Samsung blaming carrier for holding up an update to get their very own app to work. Hope they save their Note 8 from all the hate, especially after the Note 7 fiasco :P