Rogers and CIBC Launching ‘Suretap’ for NFC-enabled BlackBerry Smartphones
Rogers and CIBC announced earlier this year a partnership to allow for mobile payments in Canada. The partnership will allow customers with an NFC-capable BlackBerry device to spend up to $50 on their CIBC Visa or MasterCard by simply tapping device to a terminal.
Here are some details about Suretap:
- To use Suretap you have to be a Rogers wireless customer
- BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 are the only NFC-enabled devices currently supported, but “more devices coming soon”
- Customers will have to have a NFC-enabled SIM card, apparently has a SRP of $12.99, but “existing customers with suretap ready phones should be issued an NFC SIM wherever possible”
- To use Suretap you’ll have to download the “CIBC Mobile Payment Application” from the BlackBerry app World and “download their credit card credentials via the app.”
The Suretap service should arrive to customers sometime this month. You can view a demo of the service below: