Today, Rogers launched the suretap wallet, a new app that lets customers use their smartphones to make payments at “tens of thousands” of retailers across the country.
With the suretap wallet, customers can store eligible payment cards on their smartphone and make purchases by holding it up to contactless payment terminals, just like with credit and debit cards. Within the app, customers can add funds, check account balances, view transaction history and use location-based features to find participating retailers.
“Our customers are inseparable from their smartphones, and we know they are ready and want to use them to make payment,” said Jeppe Dorff, Vice-President, Transaction Services, Rogers Communications. “With the suretap wallet, their smartphones and wallets will now be one and the same.”
Canada was ranked second on MasterCard’s Mobile Payment Readiness Index, a data-driven quantitative survey of the global mobile payments landscape. The survey gauged the readiness for mobile payments of 34 global markets, representing approximately 85 percent of the world’s household consumption expenditure. Canada demonstrates high consumer readiness and confidence in mobile payments, an advanced POS infrastructure and a proactive government.
The suretap wallet is available for download on Android and BlackBerry 10 smartphones with NFC capabilities.