Rogers, Telus and Bell Launch Suretap Wallet. Can Telcos do it this time?

The battle for the digital wallet is intensifying in Canada with the launch of a mobile payments app backed by Canada’s major wireless carriers and promises to include the big banks. Rogers has announced the expansion of its mobile wallet client, the suretap wallet, to Bell and Telus devices, including those on Virgin Mobile and Koodo. In fact, CIBC bank has signed up immediately after the announcement and will allow its customers to store any CIBC Visa or MasterCard credit card on the suretap app so they can pay using their smartphone.

Co-owned by Rogers Communications, BCE, and Telus, the launch of the the suretap wallet has bee ...

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