If you are a lucky owner of an iPhone 6 or iPhone Plus running iOS 8.1 but can seem to find a retailer to try out Apple’s latest mobile payment service – Pay, MasterCard is here to your rescue with their new MasterCard Nearby™ App.
The MasterCard Nearby App enables consumers in the US to easily find the more than 220,000 merchants in the United States – including Subway, Toys R’ Us, Walgreens, Whole Foods Market and all Apple Store retail locations – that accept contactless payments, according to the press release.
According to the press release:
Contactless technology allows consumers to make everyday purchases quickly and safely by holding their contactless-enabled card or device – like their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – near a contactless reader. With their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, users place their finger on Touch ID or enter a passcode and their transaction will be authenticated in seconds.
In addition to information on where you can use your contactless card or device, MasterCard Nearby also provides details on where MasterCard cardholders can reload prepaid cards, get cash back with their purchases, or use an ATM.[/su_quote]
The MasterCard Nearby App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone or via iTunes.