Zoompass app gets permanent place on TELUS BlackBerry devices

Kate O'Brien

February 26, 2010 2:10pm

Over the past several months we’ve spoken about Zoompass a number of times, this is the joint venture between Rogers, Bell and TELUS that is Canada’s first mobile payment service and allows customers to send, receive and request money, check account balance, review transactions all by using your mobile device. There is no cost to register but you’ll have to pay to use the service… $0.50 charge send money and withdraw funds to a bank account and a $10 will be charged for any insufficient funds.

If you’re a TELUS client you might have noticed a “Zoompass” icon on your BlackBerry device, if not it’ll appear over the next few days. According to the company blog: “We’ve been working hard with our carrier partners over the last few months on the next evolution of Zoompass: bringing it to consumers across Canada. TELUS BlackBerry users will be able to link to download the application by clicking on the Zoompass icon on their homescreen.”

Since this is a joint venture between the 3 carriers (and their sub brands) you can expect to see this icon to be on every device that you’ll eventually purchase. Mobile banking will hit it big this year and this is one of many first steps.

More here at Zoompass

  • schultzter

    I have no idea who Zoompass could appeal to – besides those collecting the transaction fee!

  • Dave

    the cost of the service is pretty high for the convenience. I see very little value in this service, banking internet costs are a fraction of a penny.

  • NickG

    This some sort of collaborative effort to make up for the ‘removed’ system access fees? $0.50 each transaction, and $10 deducted if insufficieny funds?

    Its not much but sure adds up if these fees are split between carrier and Zoompass…

    No thanks.

  • bongsniffer

    This is clearly a Carrier mentality…force it down their throats and they are bound to use it…

    The business model makes very little sense in Canada, this would be beneficial in an economic platform like South America where access to an ABM of funds in general is not as accessible.

    Remember the key element to this product is “its funded by the big 3”

  • bongsniffer

    And i forgot to add, that most Canadian banks are launching their own apps for different mobile platforms this year. I believe CIBC has launched for the dreaded iphone. guess what it cost per transaction?!?!??! exactly!

  • toyandme

    File under Overpriced Cure for which there is no known disease.