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
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
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).
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SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.
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