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Use this app to find every place near you that accepts Apple Pay

Published Oct 21st, 2014 12:01PM EDT
Where Can I Use Apple Pay

Apple Pay has only just come out but there are already plenty of places that accept it. And if you want to find out which places near you are already set up with Apple Pay terminals, we recommend downloading MasterCard’s free MasterCard Nearby app from the iTunes Store that will let you know about every location in your area that accepts MasterCard contactless payments.

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The app wasn’t designed specifically to help you find Apple Pay locations, of course, as it’s supposed to be used primarily to help you find locations where MasterCard is accepted. However, it also lets you break down MasterCard locations by different types and one of them includes “merchant locations worldwide where cardholders can make contactless payments using their PayPass enabled MasterCard.”

Apple Pay become available to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users for the first time with the release of iOS 8.1 on Monday. The service takes advantage of the new phones’ NFC wireless technology and their Touch ID fingerprint scanners to let you authorize payments with credit card information stored securely on credit card providers’ servers.

The app already supports credit cards from MasterCard, Visa and American Express at launch and is also being supported by the six largest American banks. Apple has also worked out deals to get Apple Pay supported at more than 220,000 retail outlets at its launch.

To download the MasterCard nearby app for free onto your iPhone be sure to check it out in the App Store by clicking the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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