suretap expands to Android and BlackBerry 10 models

suretap ready devices certified by MasterCard and Visa as secure and ready for 
mobile payment solutions on Android and BlackBerry 10 operating systems 
TORONTO, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications announced today the 
certification of its suretap™ service for the Android and BlackBerry 10 
operating systems. The certification allows credentials issuers including 
banks, loyalty and reward programs to develop mobile payment solutions for 
Android and BlackBerry 10 devices that leverage the secure SIM card in an 
NFC-enabled device. Rogers suretap service enables smartphones to securely 
perform payments on mobile devices and as of today, is accepted at tens of 
thousands of MasterCard PayPass(®) and Visa payWave(®) contactless terminals 
across Canada. 
"To continue driving adoption and growth of mobile payments in Canada, it is 
essential that a strong ecosystem is established to include multiple devices, 
operating systems and payment networks," said Jeppe Dorff, Vice-President of 
Transaction Services, Rogers. "We know our customers have strong affinity to 
the Android platform and we are thrilled to include Android devices amongst 
smartphones ready to support mobile payment applications built for suretap." 
As of today, three Android NFC-enabled smartphones and four BlackBerry® 
smartphones are suretap mobile-payment-ready - secure and ready for mobile 
payment solutions to be developed for consumer use. Suretap ready devices now 
certified as ready to support new mobile payment applications that accept 
MasterCard and Visa credit cards include: 

    --  BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900, BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360,
        BlackBerry® Bold™ 9790 and BlackBerry® Z10 models
    --  LG Optimus G
    --  Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II models

"The Android operating system holds the largest share of smartphone unit 
shipments in Canada and in North America today," said Krista Napier, Senior 
Analyst for Mobility at IDC Canada. "Because of Android's market presence, and 
Canadians' growing usage of smartphones for many of their daily activities, 
there is growth potential for mobile payment solutions being offered to 
Canadians on the Android platform."

Last year Rogers launched suretap, the first mobile payment solution Canada to 
leverage the secure SIM card inside an NFC-enabled device. Today, tens of 
thousands of suretap SIM cards are in market and hundreds of thousands of 
suretap mobile payment -ready devices are being used by Canadians.

For more information about suretap, visit

About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media 
company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data 
communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable 
television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media 
we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, 
magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We 
are publicly traded on theTorontoStock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and 
on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).

Allison Fitton, Rogers Communications 

SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.

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