Rogers customers can change the way they pay with the launch of the
Customers can now leave their cash at home and use their smartphones to make
TORONTO, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians are about to think differently about
cash, cards and their bulky wallets. Today, Rogers is launching the suretap
wallet, a new application that lets customers use their smartphones to make
payments at tens of thousands of retailers across the country. With the
suretap wallet, customers can safely store eligible payment cards on their
smartphone and make purchases by simply holding it up to contactless payment
terminals, just like they do today with plastic credit and debit cards.
"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," said Jeppe Dorff,
Vice-President, Transaction Services, Rogers Communications. "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."
Starting today, customers 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 leading
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.
Within the 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. The application is available for download on select Android and
BlackBerry 10 smartphones that include near-field-communications capabilities.
Customers can have the peace of mind that their payment information and
passcodes are securely stored on the suretap wallet's SIM card. The wallet is
backed by technology that lets customers make payments anywhere in the world
that contactless payments are accepted. For merchants and retailers, accepting
mobile payments with the suretap wallet means no additional or new fees.
To learn more about the suretap application including suretap-ready devices
and the features and functionality of the wallet, visit www.rogers.com/suretap.
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 the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and
on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the
Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.
SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.
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