Seamless to setup, surprised the wallet remembered my card from my failed attempt to load it before the bnz service was available. My first apple pay day was very mixed.
First the barbers, no paywave so out comes the card. Second, Noel Leeming with card and phone both at the ready and “bing” first success on Apply Pay. Third, Countdown with both, and “bing” another success. Fourth, Mitre10 and I am on such a roll I forget to take the plastic card into the shop. Big mistake! Paywave is available, but the reader will not “read the card”, so had to leave the purchases on the counter and retrieve the card from the car. Not a good look.
Fifth and final, Super Liquor and without Paywave the phone stays in the pocket and I manage to lose the card again, but after a bit of fumbling I find it and got the purchase done.
Ultimately, a couple of highs but not a great day. I’ll stick to the plastic card I can rely on every time until Paywave is more readily accepted, and the POS terminals are brought up to spec (both Mitre10 and New World take Paywave but not Apple Pay). Took me back to the last millennium, when we used to carry both cheque book and Switch card (now Maestro), if anyone remembers that.