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Rogers expands Suretap NFC wallet with support for prepaid and gift cards

Smartphone with Rogers Suretap wallet

Canadian carrier Rogers Communications has added support for multiple card types to its Suretap wallet service. The new NFC-enabled cards include a Rogers prepaid MasterCard and gift cards from a range of merchants including Swiss Chalet, Milestones Grill and Bar, Montana’s Cookhouse, Harvey’s, Kelsey’s, Indigo, Earls Restaurants, Ardene and Spafinder Wellness 365.

“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,” Rogers says. “In the future, the Suretap Wallet application will offer more retailer gift cards, as well as store loyalty cards, coupons and ID cards.”

To use the service, customers need one of the nine Android and BlackBerry 10 NFC smartphones currently supported, a C$12.99 Suretap LTE SIM card and an Android or BlackBerry 10 edition of the Suretap wallet app. The service also continues to work with launch partner CIBC’s Mobile Payment App, enabling the bank’s credit card holders to make contactless payments using a Rogers NFC phone.

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