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BANGKOK 19 October 2018 18:17
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"contactless" payments support in Chiang Mai?

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Just curious if many places - e.g. supermarkets, cafes are supporting contactless payments (i.e. debit/credit cards with the wireless logo - in particular for Revolut) these days?  This could be a way to mitigate the ATM fees somewhat.  Alternatively, smartphone NFC (Apple/Android Pay) or QR code payments?

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Why would contactless payment mitigate ATM fees compared to using the same card for a contact payment?


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1 hour ago, Bill97 said:

Why would contactless payment mitigate ATM fees compared to using the same card for a contact payment?

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Absolute mystery to me too. Please explain.

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2 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

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Absolute mystery to me too. Please explain.

If he is referring to avoiding his fees for ATM withdrawal with a foreign card (Revolut), QR code payments would only function linked to a Thai bank account (for now).

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25 minutes ago, lkv said:

If he is referring to avoiding his fees for ATM withdrawal with a foreign card (Revolut)

And this would work for me with or without contact-less.

My bank reimburses foreign transaction fees of the VISA credit card.

(otherwise would be 1.75%, much worse than withdrawing large sum at ATM).

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Alipay, Wechat pay and Samsung Pay are the only cross border contact less payment systems in used in Thailand. Chinese tourists now a day just show QR codes on their phones and buys things without withdrawing cash from local ATMs.

 

If you have a Samsung phone, you can also try Samsung pay. Below link contains the list of the merchants that support Samsung pay.

https://www.samsung.com/th/samsungpay/merchant/

 

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