Places I've Used Apple Pay

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last posted March 17, 2015, 12:29 a.m.
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Wegman's

This time there was actually an Apple Pay sticker but it was not obviously where to place my phone. Even worse, I still had to pick my account type and enter my PIN. Kinda defeats the benefit of Apple Pay.

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Store at DFW Airport

Saw a Visa PayWave reader (no Apple Pay branding) and thought I'd try it. The cashier was amazed.

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Panera

It took me two times to get a successful transaction. The first time it said Done on the phone, but no beep from the terminal. The store employee looked puzzled at first then said it didn't work. I tried again and I heard the beep. All was good.

It still feels a little awkward using my iPhone 6 to pay. I think this is just due to the infancy this technology has on me.

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Walgreens

This was my first experience using Apple Pay NFC.

Hannah and I were ready to checkout and I pulled out my phone for payment. The store employee asked me, "Are you going to pay with your phone?" She sounded like this has not happened yet at her store. I said, "Yes."

She asked if my credit card was in my phone. I said it wasn't stored on the phone, but that a unique token for this transaction was used. She was so impressed.

The experience of using Apple Pay itself was not nearly entertaining as the excitement shared with the store employee.

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New York Cab

Used it three times over the weekend while in NYC for the marathon (watching, not running). All but one cab I rode in had an NFC reader. Like McDonalds, there was no Apple Pay branding. I didn't even ask the driver if it would work, I just tried it and it did.

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McDonalds

McDonalds has had an NFC reader on their credit card terminals for a while now. There wasn't any Apple Pay branding on it, I just asked and they seemed knowledgable that it would work and it did.

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Apple Store

Went in to buy a case the day after my phone arrived. I think it was the first time the store employee had done an Apple Pay transaction with a real customer.