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These common options help you pay for the weekly grocery run, an evening at the movies, your latest home improvement project, the perfect birthday gift, and other everyday purchases.
If you’re an Android® enthusiast, an Apple® fanatic or a Samsung supporter, however, you might want to consider a new purchase alternative: mobile wallets. The best part is that you can now use mobile wallets with your Bell Bank Debit Mastercard®.
With mobile wallets, your smartphone takes the place of your debit or credit card. During the one-time setup process, you enter your card information into your mobile device. Then, when you’re ready to make a purchase, you hold your phone near the checkout terminal to transmit your payment. (The steps vary slightly depending on your smartphone’s operating system.)
The most common mobile wallet options – including Apple PayTM, Google PayTM and Samsung PayTM – are now available for use with your Bell Bank Debit Mastercard. Here’s why you might want to set it up:
Once your card information is stored on your device, you can pay with a tap or a touch of your finger (depending on your device).
Forget about digging through your wallet to find a card, handing it to a clerk, or inserting it into a chip reader.
Mobile wallets can also be used when you purchase items online. If your smartphone supports it, you can complete purchases by selecting the mobile wallet option during the checkout process. It saves the time and hassle of re-entering your billing and shipping information.
You don’t present your debit card during a mobile wallet transaction, so the risk of a stolen number is reduced.
In addition: Most mobile wallet platforms use a special security token to link your card with the terminal, rather than sending your card number. Since the transaction is completed using the security token, and your fingerprint or passcode is required, you have added protection against identity theft.
While mobile wallets aren’t accepted everywhere yet, more businesses are adding the option. Look for mobile wallet symbols at your favorite grocery stores, retailers, department stores and restaurants – or even your local hardware store or coffee shop.
Simply hold your smartphone near the terminal and the payment is processed within a few seconds. It’s really that fast and easy.
Don’t worry! We’re here to guide you as you set up your mobile wallet.