Making payments with your iOS device has never been easier! Members that currently own an Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or the new Apple Watch, can link their MasterCard®debit car and VISA® credit cards and make payments securely right from their devices.
How does it work?
Apple developed an entirely new way to make purchases using an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The technology uses a built-in application in iOS (the iPhone’s operating system) to securely save your card information. The best part is, your stored card is safer to use because the card number is hidden from secret cameras and skimming devices, and can’t be stolen from your wallet without taking your finger as well.
The phone knows when you are near an eligible Apple Pay terminal, so all you have to do is:
- Open the iPhone “Passbook” application;
- Click on your Technicolor FCU Debit Card Image;
- Place your iPhone next to the payment terminal;
- Wait for the “Pay with TouchID” message to pop up;
- Place your finger on the iPhone finger scanner;
- Hold your finger in place until the phone tells you the transaction is complete;
- Do NOT enter your PIN; run all transactions as “credit” as your PIN will not work with Apple Pay.
How do I set up my card in Apple Pay?
To set up Apple Pay, just open the “Settings” application, click on “Passbook & Apple Pay”, then click “Add Credit or Debit Card”. From there you can scan your card or manually enter the numbers in.
After your card is entered, you may need to contact us during our regular business hours to activate your card. You can do so by calling us at (818) 973-4900 during our regular business hours. If you have any trouble email us at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to help. For more information, you may also download our Apple Pay FAQ.
Where Can I Use it?
Apple Pay currently works with a variety of merchants. We cannot guarantee that all merchants will accept Apple Pay as this technology is new to them as well. Some of the participating companies include: The Apple Store, McDonald’s, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Sephora, Petco, Panera Bread, Sprouts Markets, Staples, Nike, Walgreens, Subway, Whole Foods, Marriot and more.
Fraud Prevention & Security
The reason we require you to contact us during our business hours is to protect your account from unauthorized access. Once your card is provisioned in Apple Pay, it will be significantly more secure than carrying around a plastic card. However, if someone were to steal your full card information, they can use that to make purchases on your account, including through Apple Pay. We strongly encourage you to protect your plastic card and always be on the lookout for potential criminals and skimming devices that may try to swipe your card information.
Using Apple Pay will help to reduce the potential for fraud while providing you with a more convenient payment option.
Apple, the Apple logo, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Pay and Touch ID are trademarks of Apple Inc.
If you need help learning about how to use our new service, just email us at [email protected]
and we’ll be glad to help you get started.