What is a contactless payment?
Many modern smartphones and watches now include technology called Near Frequency Communication (NFC). This allows your device to communicate with another device simply by holding them close together!
How do I set up contactless payments?
To perform a contactless payment, you must first install and set up an application on your device that can carry out the payment, such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay. The app you will use depends on your device’s operating system.
After adding your card information to the app, all you have to do is open the app when you’re ready to make a payment, choose the card you’d like to use, and authorize the app to make the payment using a secure method such as a PIN or biological scan, such as facial recognition. It’s that easy!
Who accepts contactless payments?
You might have noticed this symbol on card readers in some of the stores you visit:
If you see this symbol on a card reader, it means that that merchant has the capability to accept contactless payments.
Is this a secure way to pay?
Absolutely! This method of payment provides an extra layer of security because it doesn’t send your actual card number to the card reader—it generates a new, unique number each time you use it!
Is there a cost to use this service?
Not at all! These services are completely free to Pelican members.* They are provided by Pelican as a convenience and courtesy in the digital age.
If you have any questions about Mobile Pay, we are happy to help! Chat with a Pelican representative by clicking the pink “Chat Now” box on the right or by calling 1-800-351-4877.
*There is no fee to sign up for Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, or Google Pay or to add and use your Pelican debit or credit card through these apps. However, each of these apps may offer auxiliary services that incur fees. Please reference the terms, conditions, and fees for each respective app.