Big 3 carriers launching “Zoompass” June 15th

Kate O'Brien

June 11, 2009 4:43 pm

zoompass-bbI was unaware that the big 3 Canadian wireless carriers are in a joint venture together. Bell, Rogers and TELUS own a company called “EnStream” and their mandate is to “enable every mobile device user to access their electronic money, identification and other personal information for transacting – at any time and any place.”

On June 15th customers on Bell, Solo, PC Mobile, Rogers, Fido or TELUS will have the ability to send, receive and request money using your mobile phone. This service will not be under the EnStream name, but a sub company called “Zoompass“. You can register online for your free Zoompass account to your bank account and credit and start using at your free will.

There are fees for this service though, to register an account, receive money and add funds from a bank account is free. There will be a $0.50 charge send money and withdraw finds to a bank account. A 10 spot will be charged for any insufficient funds.

Once you do all the activations and preform the mobile money transfers you can expect to get a text message confirmation receipt.

More to come soon.

  • theninjasquad

    I'm trying to understand the need for such a service.

  • toysandme

    1-The Need: It replaces cheques and Paypal.

    2-I have known for quite a while that the big 3 were a joint venture. One starts to charge for received sms and a little later the other two follow. They don't do it all on the very same day to pretend there is no collusion.

  • Joe

    Its the begining of a mobile payment platform, imagine paying for a coffee with your phone !

  • CM

    sorry, this will be be happening in canada anytime soon

  • reidjr

    Can someone tell me how this works and the features of it.