Apple Pay continues to arrive in more countries and today it was Mexico’s turn, after 7 years. For the moment it will be available with Citibanamex, Banorte and American Express banks. Mexico becomes the first country to receive Apple Pay in this year 2021Serbia being the last country in 2020 to receive this mobile payment compatibility.
An arrival that has been waiting for many years, Apple Pay is already a reality in Mexico
Citibanamex bank and Banorte customers can now add their bank cards through the Wallet app. Payments can be made via iPhone, Apple Watch or Mac. Something that could be known a few days in advance was the arrival of the service since a self-service chain like 7 Eleven put the following tweet:
– 7-Eleven (@ 7ElevenMexico) February 19, 2021
Later, yesterday some users asked Citibanamex bank directly about Apple’s mobile payment service. So the contact Twitter responded with this:
Hello, good day Indie Life, on February 23, 2021 Apple Pay will be released in Mexico, this will allow you to add Citibanamex Mastercard Credit and Debit Cards on iOS devices such as iPhone or Apple Watch to make purchases easily, safely and without contact.
– Contact Citibanamex (@ContactoCitibmx) February 23, 2021
Some users who exchanged comments on both Twitter and Telegram doubted the veracity of the information. It all turned out to be nice news. The service started to go live around 2 a.m. (Central time of CDMX).
How to get started with Apple’s mobile payment service
As we saw in previous tweets, the first store (at the moment) that has confirmed accepting payments with Apple Pay is 7 Eleven. Over time, more banks will increase their presence, although it is important that you know that, if the bank terminal of the store accepts contactless payments, You can pay with your iPhone or Apple Watch through the Wallet app.