paySamsung Pay is expected to go live in the second half of 2015 which is why it does not come as a surprise that the South Korean tech giant will be shutting down Samsung Wallet. This is according to an email that Samsung has been sending out to its Samsung Wallet users, informing them that come 30th of June, the service will be discontinued.
The email also notes that any tickets or reservations made through Samsung Wallet will continue to be made available after its termination, but future reservations will be disabled, so if you have any membership cards or tickets to a show that might occur after the 30th of June, fret not as you can still keep them stored in the app past the 30th of June.
For those who are unfamiliar with the feature, basically Samsung Wallet is similar to Apple’s Passbook. The idea is that it can be used to store a variety of cards, such as membership cards and loyalty cards, as well as coupons, boarding passes, and even tickets to events like concerts.
It is unclear as to how exactly Samsung Pay will replace Samsung Wallet, or if Samsung is simply ending the service due to its lack of popularity (we haven’t really heard much about it since its launch). In any case if you are a Samsung Wallet user, then this discontinuation should be taken note of.