November 16, 2012 4:05pm
A couple weeks back Rogers and CIBC teamed up to launch “suretap,” a mobile payment solution that allows customers to pay for small ticket items via their BlackBerry. To honour this monumental occasion the two companies brought in Olympic gold medalist Simon Whitfield to complete Canada’s first official mobile payment via his Bold 9900 – he bought 3 Tim Hortons coffees for $5.80.
As promised, the “CIBC Mobile Payment App” is now available in the BlackBerry App World, but is currently only compatible with the 9900 and the 9380 (App World only says the 9900 so they’ll need to fix that up). The app will also be heading to Android and Windows Phone “in early 2013.″ The only way you can start using this app is if you’re a Rogers customer who has a NFC-enabled SIM, plus have a CIBC Credit card. If you fit the bill you can simply hold your Berry to the thousands of locations that have a Visa payWave and MasterCard PayPass terminal.
Grab the app here from the BlackBerry App World