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2015-10-07 02:03 PM
Dr.Dave Scotiabank today expanded its mobile payment service – My Mobile Wallet. By connecting to EnStream, Canada's mobile payments hub, the Bank added Bell, TELUS, Virgin and Koodo subscribers to the base of Rogers subscribers already served with their customer-focused mobile wallet.

Scotiabank selected EnStream's secure and standardized mobile payment services because EnStream enables credit, debit and pre-paid cards offered by all participating financial institutions, across all wireless carriers in Canada.

Only Canada has a central mobile credential management hub connecting banks, through a single point of contact, to mobile subscribers. EnStream gives banks an open alternative to proprietary solutions offered by international technology brands, an alternative that does not exist in many other markets. It also gives local, non-financial credential issuers such as transit authorities and governments, a secure way to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by mobile credentials.

By connecting to EnStream, Scotiabank becomes the fourth of Canada's six largest financial institutions to use the hub for connectivity to mobile subscribers. The EnStream platform allows banks to maintain their direct relationship with their customers through their own banking or payment applications.

Pay by tapping your phone is already supported by Bell, Rogers, TELUS, MTS, SaskTel, Virgin and Koodo, with other mobile network operators being added soon. Smartphone penetration in Canada is now over 80%, and mobile payments are now supported by over eight million smartphones in Canada. The number of NFC SIM cards in Canada, also required for SIM based mobile payments, has doubled to over 4 million during the first six months of the year and continues to exhibit strong growth, showing strong mobile network operator commitment to mobile payments across Canada.

Entrust Press Release.
2015-06-23 05:35 PM
Dr.Dave Bell, Rogers, Telus, Koodo and Virgin are backing suretap, an open mobile wallet that was started by Rogers Communications Inc. and spun off into a separate entity, Suretap Wallet LP, late last year. CIBC is the first national bank to give customers the option of adding CIBC Visa or MasterCard credit cards to their smartphones to make NFC purchases up to $100.

Big telcos back new mobile-wallet app for smartphone payments - The Globe and Mail
2014-06-20 02:31 AM
ssbtech I'm sure opening the app will be as easy as tapping the icon.

There are times I'd like to go out and leave my wallet at home. Having payment functionality on my BlackBerry would be handy.
2014-06-20 12:00 AM
JmaJeremy I'm not totally sold on the idea considering it's pretty quick to just use Visa Pay Wave or MasterCard Pay Pass, or even Interac Flash, so not sure why I'd want to have to pull out the phone and navigate to the app every time. I can't really stop carrying the physical cards, since if my phone battery ever died I'd be SOL.
2014-06-18 02:04 PM
CIBC Mobile Payment App Expanding to Bell Smartphones

CIBC and Bell today announced an agreement to launch the CIBC Mobile Payment App on Bell smartphones in the coming weeks.

Protected by multiple passcodes and with information stored safely on the smartphone's encrypted NFC SIM card, mobile payments are a secure way to make everyday purchases. Mobile payments using NFC (near field communications) technology are already accepted at thousands of popular retailers across Canada for purchases under $100.

The CIBC Mobile Payment App will be available to Bell Mobility customers for free download in the coming weeks from Google Play and BlackBerry World. CIBC clients will be able to use the app on the following devices:

Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note II, HTC One (M7), BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Bold 9900.

For more information, please visit or

Full Press Release.

Just a reminder that you have to get a Bell NFC SIM card before the app will work.
2014-04-23 03:41 PM
yyzlhr It doesn't work like that. Each bank would have to release their own app for their own card or partner up with someone like Rogers to get their card supported in something like Suretap.
2014-04-23 10:34 AM
rfielder Anyone know how long until they support other credit cards, such as Mastercard?
2014-04-22 09:07 AM
CamDAB Correction: the ANTENNA for NFC is in the battery...

Apologies for the confusion.

2014-04-22 12:05 AM
yyzlhr The NFC sim does not have an NFC radio its simply a secure element that stores your payment credentials in an encrypted format that is not supported on regular SIM cards.
2014-04-21 07:05 PM
ssbtech The battery itself has NFC? What? I'm confused.

As for the SIM card, you just need an NFC compatible card for the payments app to work. The NFC antenna isn't in the card, it's in the phone. This is why only phones with NFC will work.
2014-04-21 06:36 PM
CamDAB Some interesting questions...

For some, there might be some confusion about NFC in the battery (like it is in my GSIII) vs. the Suretap SIM....

And will both NFC's operate without interfering with each other?

And is it the banking app that enables / disables the SIM NFC?

I currently turn on the battery's NFC when checking my Presto transit card balance (which works well by the way), then turn it off to conserve power.

2014-04-15 03:11 PM
yyzlhr If you read the description for the app, it clearly indicates it only supports the Rogers prepaid mastercard along with a few gift cards only at this time.

If you're a CIBC customer, CIBC mastercards are supported as well via a separate app.
2014-04-15 02:08 PM
rfielder Got the SIM, it is installed and working.

Tried to set up the suretap app, and that was a waste of time! The only card it will accept is the Rogers Mastercard.

I have a Mastercard. I don't need or want another. I want to use my existing Mastercard. That is not allowed at this time!

Is this a play to get more Rogers' Mastercards distributed?

I thought this was going to be useful....
2014-04-15 10:02 AM
Originally Posted by Dr.Dave View Post
Do you have a suretap LTE SIM card?
Yeah, I missed that....thanks!

Going to try to stop by a Rogers store and get one tonight.
2014-04-14 12:42 PM
Dr.Dave Do you have a suretap LTE SIM card?
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