Today, Rogers has released “Suretap” Mobile Payment System for BlackBerry! Rogers customers that have a BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9380 as well as a CIBC credit card will be happy to know that you can now pay via NFC at select retailers in Canada. What is suretap? Rogers™ suretap™ is a new service that turns your wireless smartphone into a mobile wallet. Instead of fumbling for cash, quickly pay for small purchases at the coffee shop or grocery store via your compatible Rogers device. Rogers suretap mobile payment purchases over $50 generally require a signature (depends on the retailer). It’s already accepted at tens of thousands of merchants; just look for the contactless logo. Be one of the first in Canada to use this exciting service!
How Does it Work?
Leveraging Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology, Rogers suretap service allows you to securely download your CIBC credit card details to your NFC SIM card for use in mobile payments. To make a purchase, just tap your device at a contactless point of sale terminal and you’re good to go!
A short range wireless technology that enables devices to securely communicate at close distances (typically less than 10 cm).
Rogers customers who have the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9380, plus who have a CIBC credit card, can now visit select retailers and pay via their device. Rogers and CIBC teamed up today to launch the “suretap” mobile payment app.
Where Can I Use It?
Use Rogers suretap at tens of thousands of locations across Canada.
Only stores or merchants who have a contactless point of sale (POS) terminal can support Rogers suretap mobile payments. Any terminal that accepts VISA payWave® or MasterCard PayPass™ will also support suretap™ transactions. If the merchant’s POS terminal doesn’t support NFC transactions, then another method of payment will be required to complete the transaction. Rogers suretap mobile payment purchases over $50 generally require a signature (depends on the retailer).
For locations of payWave® and PayPass™ merchants, please see the following links:
Via: Mobile Syrup