Mobile Payment Solution Suretap Now Works on Android and BlackBerry 10 Platforms

Rogers' mobile payments solution, Suretap, has now been certified for the Android and BlackBerry 10 platforms. The service was originally expected to launch last year.

The certification allows credentials issuers including banks, loyalty and reward programs to develop mobile payment solutions for Android and BlackBerry 10 devices with secure SIM cards and NFC capability, according to Rogers.

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The Toronto-based telecommunications giant says that its Suretap service enables smartphones to securely perform payments on mobile devices is now accepted at "tens of thousands" of contactless terminals across Canada.



"To 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," said Jeppe Dorff, Vice-President of Transaction Services, Rogers. "We know our customers have strong affinity to the Android platform and we are thrilled to include Android devices amongst smartphones ready to support mobile payment applications built for suretap."

BlackBerry's new flagship device, the Z10, qualifies for Suretap, as does older models such as the BlackBerry Bold 9900. Suretap will work on a few Android models too, including the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note II.

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