NFC technology based wallet from Rogers broadens system reach

Rogers NFC technology mobile payments

The Canadian telecom giant has used their new suretap™ program to expand its mobile payments. One of the wireless and media giants in Canada that has been the most involved in mobile payments, Rogers Communications, has just announced the launch of their suretap™ wallet, which is to be based on NFC technology, like many of their other smartphone transaction services. Rogers first entered into the Canadian mobile payments space a year ago using this tech. Now, the company is implementing the second step of its overall strategy, which uses NFC…

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Mobile payments will be everywhere next year, says Rogers

Rogers NFC technology mobile payments

By the end of 2014, the Canadian communications giant has announced that people will prefer to pay with smartphones. According to a statement that was released by Rogers Communications Inc. vice president of emerging technologies, David Robinson, by next year and beyond, mobile payments will become the preferred way for consumers to process their transactions. This announcement was made as Robinson spoke to developers at a conference about Android in Toronto. The hope from Rogers, which is already one of the major mobile payments players in the Canadian ecosystem, is…

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NFC technology has lost its charm for RBC

Royal bank of Canada (RBC) mobile commerce platform

The Canadian bank is already looking to introduce cloud based transactions within the country. Though RBC and CIBC – two of the major Canadian banks – have already rolled out mobile payments services based on NFC technology, it seems that this trend may not have caught on fast enough for Royal Bank’s taste. Though the tech has barely had the opportunity to get off the ground, the bank is already moving on to something else. RBC has made an announcement that suggests that NFC technology may already be on its…

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Mobile payments expanding in Canada

Royal bank of Canada (RBC) mobile commerce platform

RBC and Bell intend to work together to launch a new secure solution across the country. The largest bank in Canada, RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) and Bell, the largest communications company in the country, have announced their partnership to start to provide efficient and secure mobile payments for using credit and debit to make purchases in participating stores throughout the nation. This announcement was for the upcoming availability of a service that they are calling secure, fast, and easy. The mobile payments service will be available to RBC debit…

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Mobile payments from Sure Tap now available to Canadian Android users

Mobile Payments

Until now, this service has been available only to consumers in Canada with BlackBerry devices. Sure Tap was first launched in Canada last year, in order to allow a partnership between the CIBC bank and Rogers Communications to offer mobile payments through NFC enabled devices. However, at that time, it was only BlackBerry using Rogers subscribers who could use the service. This made the initial step toward mobile payments in Canada a very limited one. However, Sure Tap has now announced that it has released a new version of the…

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