Canadian telecom operator Rogers today announced suretap wallet, a new application that allows mobile customers to use their smartphones to make payments at retailers.
Rogers said the suretap wallet enables its customers to store payment cards on their smartphone and make purchases by holding it up to contactless payment terminals.
“With the suretap wallet, smartphones and wallets will now be one and the same. Thousands of our customers can make simple, secure and fast payments using their smartphones instead of fumbling through their wallets to find their payment cards,” said Jeppe Dorff, vice president, Transaction Services, Rogers Communications.
Customers can add multiple cards to their suretap wallet including a Rogers Prepaid MasterCard that can be topped up with funds for mobile payments.
They can also add Canadian 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.
Utilizing Rogers’ suretap wallet application, customers can add funds to their prepaid card, check account balances, view transaction history and use location-based features to find retailers nearby that accept contactless payments.
Rogers said the app is available for download on select Android and BlackBerry 10 smartphones that include near-field-communications capabilities.
There will be no additional or new fees to merchants and retailers for accepting mobile payments with the suretap wallet.
The company says there will be no security issues.