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Android Pay says “hajimemashite”

The following time you pop into your native “conbini”, your Android phone can be all you wish to have to take with you. Beginning lately, Android Pay — the brand new virtual pockets for Android smartphones — is to be had in Japan, serving to you pay for issues and earn loyalty issues temporarily and very easily if you end up on-the-go.

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We're launching with Rakuten Edy, so you'll be able to use Android Pay at over 470,000 places in Japan that settle for Rakuten Edy eMoney - together with shops like Bic Digital camera, Circle of relatives Mart, Lawson, McDonald's and Yodobashi Digital camera.

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To start out the use of Android Pay, download the app from the Google Play store onto an eligible Android smartphone operating Kitkat 4.4 or above. You'll be able to create a brand new Edy card in seconds at once within the app, or, if you have already got a cellular Rakuten Edy, you'll be able to additionally allow it in Android Pay. Including cash on your Edy card is fast and simple in Android Pay - you'll be able to top-up immediately within the app together with your bank card, or at any native retailer that helps Rakuten Edy top-up.

To pay,  simply faucet your phone to the eMoney reader and notice your stability update. It’s simple to stay monitor of your purchases, with a long-term transaction historical past viewable proper within the app. You'll be able to additionally upload your plastic loyalty playing cards for supported level methods like Rakuten Tremendous Issues.

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And there’s extra to return. In 2017, we plan to proceed running with FeliCa Networks to enhance extra eMoney suppliers and are running with bills firms like The Financial institution of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Visa and Mastercard in lots of new tactics - similar to serving to you velocity thru checkout with Android Pay for your favourite apps. Keep tuned for extra bulletins.

Get began with Android Pay in Japan these days: download the app on Google Play, create a card and get started buying groceries. And, as an added bonus, for a restricted time, new customers will obtain a 400 yen sign-up gift once they create a Rakuten Edy card in Android Pay. It’s as simple as Faucet. Pay. Accomplished.

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