I’m not sure if this is just a guy thing, but when I recently purged my wallet I was kind of embarrassed by what was in there. Old cab receipts I should have expensed. Foreign currency from countries I won’t be visiting again for quite some time. Loyalty cards for companies to whom I am no longer loyal.
If that’s what a physical wallet ends up looking like, just imagine the debris that will be floating around in the mobile version.
This week Rogers expanded its foray into mobile payments with suretap, an app that will let users load up prepaid MasterCards and other gift cards on their smartphones that have near-field communication, like Samsung’s S4 or the BlackBerry Z10. Last year the carrier jumped into this space with CIBC to enable mobile transactions of up to $50. With suretap, a signature will authorize even higher payments but it will also offer a wider range of transactions.
“When we looked at this, we decided that enabling payments is great, but let’s enhance that experience,”Read More »from Rogers and MasterCard: Where mobile payments are headed