Rogers customers can change the way they pay with the launch of the suretap(TM) wallet

 Rogers customers can change the way they pay with the launch of the  suretap(TM) wallet  Customers can now leave their cash at home and use their smartphones to make  everyday purchases  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.  Michelle Lewis, 416-935-8339,michelle.lewis@rci.rogers.com  Image with caption: "Canadians can now go cashless with mobile payments.  Rogers announced today it has launched its suretap wallet, a new application  that lets its customers use their Android and BlackBerry smartphones to make  payments at tens of thousands of retailers across the country. (CNW  Group/Rogers Communications Inc.)". Image available at:   http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140411_C9486_PHOTO_EN_39140.jpg  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2014/11/c9486.html  CO: Rogers Communications Inc. ST: Ontario NI: TLS NP  
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