Tap happy tech

It’s been coming for a while. America’s had it for ages and we’ve hard parts of it for a year or so.

No wallet, no worries. No card, no problem. Use your mobile to withdraw cash from an ATM or head to the Hey you app and start sipping a latte.

ING have had apple pay longer than Comm Bank

Tap and pay mobile phone technology is now in Australia. Suncorp, ANZ and ING already have it and now largest financials, Comm Bank have it.  Apple Pay.  It’s a game changer for Apple tragics like me and it’s ridiculous how excited I am to pay for things with my iPhone.

But wait there’s more.  The excitement doesn’t stop there.

You can pay with your apple watch too! I know right!  Ridiculous.  So exciting. I’m like a kid in a candy shop.

There is one thing you need to do though before you start tapping your phone around.  You have to add a passcode and a touch ID to your iPhone.  I found this very annoying.  Naughty I know, but I’ve never used a passcode or touch ID.  I find them both annoying. I’m getting used to it though and on the upside, I no longer have to enter my Apple password to buy apps and the like, I just touch my trusty thumb to the home button.

It seems that not everyone is as excited about Apple Pay as I am. Sydney Airport’s Watermark Books and Cafe say customers have been slow to take up the technology.

“We have a few people using smartphones to pay.  Not that many.”

How to add your eftopos cards to your iPhone

Commonwealth Bank

Apple Pay – How to get your phone ready

  1. Type ‘cash passport’ into your phone’s search bar
  2. Open Cash passport
  3. Click add card
  4. Scan card
  5. Select the expiration date
  6. Add your card name
  7. Go to your text messages, get the code from CBA
  8. Enter code and hey presto it’s verified and you’re ready to pay

How to buy stuff using apple pay

  1. Put your finger on the touch ID of your phone
  2. Hold the top of your phone near the tap payment terminal

Still not quite sure? Here’s Comm Bank’s little vid to show you exactly how

Comm Bank App Pay Tag –How to get your phone ready

  1. Download the CommBank app
  2. Top left of the app home screen, click on the lines
  3. Click on Settings and security
  4. Click tap and pay
  5. Order your pay tag (they’ll take $2.99 from your account) and register for NetCode SMS to activate your PayTag if you use an iPhone
  6. When the tag arrives pop it out of its casing
  7. Stick tag to the base of your phone under the phone cover or on top.  Either works.

How to buy stuff using Pay Tag

  1. Hold the bottom of your phone near the tap terminal
  2. Wait for the beep and then server to tell you your payment’s confirmed. EASY!

Here’s the Comm Bank Pay Tag demo

ING Apple Pay

How to get your phone ready

  1. Type ‘cash passport’ into your phone’s search bar
  2. Open Cash passport
  3. Click + sign in top right corner to add card
  4. Scan card
  5. Select the expiration date
  6. Add your card name
  7. Go to the ING
  8. Click verify and start paying

How buy stuff using Apple Pay

Simple.  It’s the same as Comm Bank.

  1. Put your finger on the touch ID of your phone
  2. Hold the top of your phone near the tap payment terminal

Here’s the ING demo

Happy tapping everyone!

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