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Roll out NFC enabled SIMs for mobile payments

Roll out NFC enabled SIMs for mobile payments

This is not my original idea, I noticed it in general discussions. (I'll add the username later today)

 

I want to use Ugo wallet for "tap to pay" that is available in many Canadian retail stores. In future, perhaps Canada will see implementation of the Google and/or Samsung payment solution as well.

 

Cheers!

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deltatux
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@ThatSeaOtter wrote:

This is not my original idea, I noticed it in general discussions. (I'll add the username later today)

 

I want to use Ugo wallet for "tap to pay" that is available in many Canadian retail stores. In future, perhaps Canada will see implementation of the Google and/or Samsung payment solution as well.

 

Cheers!


@ThatSeaOtter, while I do support this idea, I don't think it's going to be high enough of a priority for Public Mobile to roll it out anytime soon. Aside from the Big 3's main brands, I don't think their subbrands and rolled out NFC capable SIMs. The demand for mobile payments are still relatively low in Canada. Hell, Google Wallet has been stuck in the US for at least the past 3 years, still patiently waiting here.

 

Right now Public Mobile needs to focus on their core service, namely better turnaround time on service issues and get their activation/payment systems in order before we talk about extra stuff.

Jeremy_M
Retraité / Retired

Great suggestion!!

Rick
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

This would be a good idea for the future, not sure if I need it now but as adoption grows I would love to have an NFC sim for a mobile wallet.

makkahn28
Mayor / Maire

PM can certainly use additional materials. Would put PM in a Sling if Omitted

samadhi
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

iPhoneinCanada reported today:

 

Apple Pay Coming to Canada This Year with AMEX Support

 

"During Apple’s 2015 Q4 earnings call, CEO Tim Cook confirmed Apple Pay is coming to Canada this year, available to “eligible customers” here, along with Australia too. The company is partnering with American Express. Boom."

7789849803
Mayor / Maire

@samadhi Wow - that's bound to give a swift kick in the ass to everyone in the barely existent mobile payments industry in Canada! Smiley LOL

 

Hopefully, Suretap will soon be forced to transition to a HCE-based model from a SIM-based SE model. That will then do away with the need for anyone to need to have an NFC-enabled SIM altogether.

Cellexcite
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen
Public Mobile should get NFC Sims. When is it gonna happen?
7789849803
Mayor / Maire
makkahn28
Mayor / Maire

Well, the bigger the message, The better reception

Igor_M
Retraité / Retired
Status changed to: Not for us

Hey @ThatSeaOtter,

 

Thanks for your idea! NFC enabled SIMs are a popular topic in the wireless industry that we have been studying and we're keeping an eye on it.

 

When we started out, however, our goal was to meet our customers' needs while maintaining low costs so that we could pass savings on to our customers. With this in mind, we created the Triple Punch SIM card.

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