Rogers open up to mobile payment methods

by Andrew Roach on March 21, 2013

Last year, it was seen as a massive new breakthrough but now making payments with our mobile phone is part and parcel of making transaction in the modern world.

So it’s no surprise that Rogers has now created a lot more options for their customers to use this technology to pay for purchases.

Alongside offering several new top of the range smartphones, the network provider has also tweaked some of the services that users can use to actually make payments.

It’s not just mobile phones that are being used to make payments digitally as tablets and credit cards have embraced digital technology to help complete transactions.

To make mobile payments an option for their customers, Rogers have designed “suretap” SIM cards which enable users to use their mobile device to store financial data that can be used later on.

Whilst these cards have only been available for several phones since their launch, Rogers have said that they will now be an option for customers who have many of the latest smartphones.

This would include many of the new Android and Blackberry phones such as the LG Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note II and the new Z10.

With all these phones containing near field communication (NFC), it means that they can connect wirelessly and make payments at an instance.

The move is the latest attempt by Rogers to try and get the most out of the latest breakthroughs in the digital market. This was reflected by the provider’s Vice President of transaction services Jeppe Dorff who said that “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”

Rogers are also planning further methods to extend the NFC availability in the future as the firm announced that they are working with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce to develop an app to help make a transaction on Android devices.

With other network providers also looking to embrace NFC technology, it would seem that our phones could be the device that puts credit and debit cards into retirement.

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