After not being a part of the initial group of carriers to support Samsung Pay, Verizon Wireless has finally announced that it will support the service in an upcoming software update. Verizon Wireless missed the September 28th launch of Samsung Pay, stating that it was "evaluating" the mobile payment service, despite the fact that AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular all had time to evaluate and approve the service on their networks back in August.
Samsung Pay will be supported on compatible Verizon smartphones (Galaxy S 6, S 6 edge, Note5, S6 edge +) through a future software update.— Verizon News (@VerizonNews) October 6, 2015
Verizon Wireless has had a turbulent history with mobile payment services, disabling NFC and blocking Google Wallet from phones on its network in favor of its own mobile wallet, which was then unfortunately known as Isis mobile wallet, before changing its name to Softcard (it's no longer available). But despite the hiccups, Samsung Pay should be arriving for Verizon Wireless customers using the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5 sometime in the near future.