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Apple Pay arrives in Mexico, with credit and debit cards

Mexico City (Ricardo Carrillo). Apple’s mobile payment service finally operates in the country, initially it works with Mastercard credit and debit cards, which are issued by Citibanamex and Banorte, as well as those of American Express.

To use this form of payment, customers must hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a terminal to make a contactless payment.

The Apple Pay service arrives in Mexico. Photo: Pixabay

Apple Pay is accepted in supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, retail stores, and many more places.

« Buying with Apple Pay from your iPhone or Apple Watch is fast and practical. It is a safer way to pay that avoids you, as much as possible, touching buttons or exchanging money, » Apple said on the website about the service.

« When you make a purchase, Apple Pay uses a specific device number and a unique transaction code. This way, your card number is never stored on the device or on Apple’s servers, » he added.

Mastercard also boasted that every Apple Pay purchase is secure, authenticating via Face ID, Touch ID, or the device’s passcode, as well as a unique dynamic security code for each transaction.

« Apple Pay is initially available to Citibanamex and Banorte Mastercard cardholders, who will be able to make purchases in certain applications on their devices, as well as purchase in the store and pay at any terminal that accepts contactless payments. Soon it will also be available for Inbursa Mastercard cardholders, « Mastercard said in a statement.

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