Here’s what happened yesterday, on a train:
Ordered a tea from the trolley, the server had a portable card machine with contactless. I only had my iPhone. After tapping, the card reader required me to insert my card, which I obviously couldn’t do, and neither could I use another card as I only have one card in Pay.
The server looked a bit blank, and didn’t really know what to do. He said again, “it’s telling you to insert your card” and I had to say to him, “how do you think I’m going to do that with a phone?”
In the end he gave it to me for free.
Is this a case of the card reader being incorrectly configured, or potentially trying to make an offline transaction? I thought Wallet Pay transactions were always authorised.
Any thoughts? Where’s @Rika when you need them? Ha!