Rogers Communications Friday launched the suretap wallet, a new application that lets customers use their NFC-enabled smartphones to make payments at tens of thousands of retailers across Canada.
"Our customers are inseparable from their smartphones, and we know they are ready and want to use them to make payments. With the suretap wallet, their smartphones and wallets will now be one and the same," Jeppe Dorff, vice president for transaction services for Rogers, said in a press release. "Now thousands of our customers across the country can make simple, secure and fast payments using their smartphones instead of fumbling through their wallets to find their payment cards."
Users can add multiple cards to their suretap wallet, including a Rogers prepaid MasterCard that can be topped up with funds for mobile payments. Also available for purchase are gift cards from Canadian food and beverage merchants and retailers including Swiss Chalet, Milestones Grill and Bar, Montana's Cookhouse, Harvey's, Kelsey's, Indigo, Earls Restaurants, Ardene and Spafinder Wellness 365. In the future, the suretap wallet application will offer more retailer gift cards, as well as store loyalty cards, coupons and ID cards, Rogers said in a press release.
The application is available for download on select Android and BlackBerry 10 smartphones that include NFC capabilities.