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Apple Pay the truth.

Posted by Lozzaland Lozzaland
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At this stage we have no timeframe that we can provide in regards to when this will become available for Bankwest customers I'm sorry - I wish I had a different answer for you. We're constantly reviewing our products and services to ensure we’re making banking easier for our customers, which includes reviewing the best payment solutions.

 

What all bankwest customers want to know on this matter is only the simple truth! Bankwest west says “we constantly review our products and services. This in no way means Apple Pay has been discussed and agreed to be implemented. Bankwest customers want to know why Bankwest management has decided that apple pay will not be interduce to Bankwest customers and is not even on the table to be considered. Please tell the truth 

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Posted by LyndsC LyndsC
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Thanks for reaching out to us @Lozzaland, we know that some Bankwest customers are frustrated that we don’t currently offer Apple Pay.

We have evaluated our customers’ needs and we’ve looked very closely at the viability of offering Apple Pay.

 

At present, we’ve been unable to agree on commercial terms with Apple that would enable us to deliver Apple Pay for our customers.

 

Bankwest customers can currently use Google Pay and the new touch-and-go Bankwest Halo payment ring and we’ll continue to explore new ways of offering our customers frictionless payment experiences that suit their evolving needs and lifestyles.

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Bankwest customers can currently use Google Pay and the new touch-and-go Bankwest Halo payment ring and we’ll continue to explore new ways of offering our customers frictionless payment experiences that suit their evolving needs and lifestyles.


Look, some of us are never going to use Google (or Facebook) services because of the privacy invasion assocated with use of those services, though no doubt useful to the businesses who pay to get access to their data (ie Android pay really isnt free to Bankwest or other banks).

 

Not only that, the constant uploading of information to Google, and/or Facebook, e.g. voice, location, means that Android devices rarely function at a user level as their faster CPUs & larger batteries would lead a purchaser to believe.  Indeed trapping all that user information for upload leads to the flash memory being exhausted years before it would be for an iPhone user.  This may not be an issue for a purchaser who buys a new Android phone every year, but it is for subsequent users of that device (and to get an Android OS update seems to require buying a new phone!).

 

In fact one of the reasons why iOS is so popular, in usage metrics, is that most iPhones are still in use for at least 4 years (& will likely be on the latest iOS), ie a particular iPhone might have a new owner, but it is still working & being used by later owners.  I've only just swapped out 2 x iPhone 4 (one for a rural relative) for 2 x iPhone 8, to get access to the latest LTE bands for video chats etc, not because either iPhone 4 had had hardware failures (though both had had battery replacements).

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