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    Samsung Wallet adds support for French visitors and residents 


    Together with Île-de-France Mobilités and Air France, Samsung Wallet will allow visitors to explore France through local transport integration and ticket management

    Samsung Electronics announced that it will provide an even smarter and more streamlined Samsung Wallet experience to French residents and tourists in France. Beginning 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 the region to enjoy Paris attractions and sites. And together with new partner, Air France, Samsung Wallet will enable a 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. “By integrating all-new travel management features into Samsung Wallet, we are bringing new levels of convenience to French locals as well as to visitors to France, just in time for a busy summer travel season.”

    Hassle-free local transport

    This summer, residents and visitors can enjoy a seamless public transport experience within Île-de-France region through global IDFM support. The IDFM transportation service will be available to use only in France for users from all countries where Samsung Wallet is available, except for India, Mainland China and Korea. Users can 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 leave behind ticket queues and unmanned ticket booths. Samsung Galaxy users can 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. However, Samsung warns this will not be available on all services.

    Beyond Paris, Samsung Galaxy users can use payment card-based transit across multiple French cities, including Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille and Aix-en-Provence. Plus, the RoissyBus and OrlyBus shuttle provide quick, direct links for travelers between the city center and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. With this feature, Samsung Galaxy users can tap their device to pay and go. Authentication may be required before tapping the device based on the origin country of the device.

    For international travel, the Add to Wallet function is now being extended to Air France and partner flights, allowing Samsung Galaxy users to add boarding passes to Samsung Wallet. Travellers from abroad will also find that international payments and Add to Wallet capabilities will work when visiting France. Upon arriving at their destination, travellers will be prompted via push notification to explore these features. Push notification will only be sent to marketing opt-in Samsung Galaxy users.

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