Samsung Wallet Introduces Added Support

Samsung Wallet Introduces Added Support

July 1, 2024 0 By Rowena Cletus

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today announced an even smarter and more streamlined Samsung Wallet experience for French residents and tourists in France. Starting this summer, Samsung Wallet will support Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) integration on Samsung Galaxy devices, ensuring seamless public transportation services across the Île-de-France region through Navigo Travel Card access. The “Add to Wallet” function will also make it easy for visitors to enjoy popular Paris attractions and sites. Additionally, with the new partnership with Air France, Samsung Wallet will enable a convenient flight ticket management experience on Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

“Samsung is proud to drive ease of access through technological innovation for Île-de-France Mobilités and Air France,” said Woncheol Chai, Head of Digital Wallet Team, Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “By integrating all-new travel management features into Samsung Wallet, we are bringing new levels of convenience to French locals as well as visitors to France, just in time for a busy summer travel season.”

Enabling Hassle-Free Local Transport in Paris

This summer, residents and visitors can enjoy a seamless public transport experience within the Île-de-France region through global IDFM support. Users can easily access the IDF Mobilités app through a pre-loaded shortcut displayed under the Transit menu of Samsung Wallet.

In addition to efficient city navigation, travelers can avoid ticket queues and unmanned ticket booths. Samsung Galaxy users can simply tap their devices to board or transfer buses, metros, and Réseau Express Régional (RER) lines, reducing the need for physical cards or tickets and unlocking a hassle-free transport experience.

Unlocking Simplified Travel in France

Beyond Paris, Samsung Galaxy users can enjoy the simplicity of payment card-based transit across multiple French cities, including Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille, and Aix-en-Provence. The RoissyBus and OrlyBus shuttles provide quick, direct links between the city center and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. With this feature, Samsung Galaxy users can just tap their device to pay and go, boosting transport speed and accessibility.

For international travel, the “Add to Wallet” function is now extended to Air France and partner flights, allowing Samsung Galaxy users to add boarding passes to Samsung Wallet. Travelers from abroad can rest assured that international payments and “Add to Wallet” capabilities will work smoothly when visiting France. Upon arrival, travelers will be prompted via push notification to explore these features, ensuring user awareness of all that Samsung Wallet has to offer during their visit to the region — from enhanced sightseeing and local transport to simplified international travel.

Enhancing Tourism Across Attractions

Samsung Wallet also enables the “Add to Wallet” function for tickets to iconic landmarks and other attractions, making them conveniently accessible from a Samsung Galaxy device. Visitors can explore all the entertainment France has to offer with ease, from sites like the Palace of Versailles to over 200 cinemas.