TELUS and CIBC launch mobile payment service on select Android devices, BlackBerry coming ‘later this month’

Ian Hardy

February 4, 2014 8:09 am

A few days ago we reported that TELUS would enter the mobile payment space today. CIBC is powering the backend with its Mobile Payment app and this gives TELUS customers the ability to make payments under $50 from their smartphone.

As previously stated, users will have to have an NFC-enabled smartphone (Samsung Galaxy SIII, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note II and the HTC One), have a CIBC credit card and have downloaded the CIBC mobile payment app. This payment option is available at over 250,000 Canadian locations that have a MasterCard PayPass or Visa PayWave point of sale system.

According to an internal doc we received last week suggested that TELUS would be opening up its mobile payment option to customers on other devices and other banking institutions, “TELUS has plans to certify and launch additional devices with multiple banking partners in future phases.” While the other banks are still unknown, probably TD and RBC, but the devices coming “later this month” will be the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 and the BlackBerry Bold 9900.

The update to the CIBC Mobile Payment app has yet to arrive in Google Play. CIBC and TELUS noted this will happen “later today” and we will update the post when it’s live.

Source: Google Play
Via: CNW

  • DS1595

    No support for Nexus 4 or 5?

    • Note3

      …or Note 3 :(

  • Max Fireman

    I’m gonna try my LG-G2 and see if it works. If that works, I’m going to assume that the Nexus 4 and 5 also work. NFC should work globally right? I’m gonna ask Telus for a NFC enabled simcard and report back.

    • MatroXX

      You’ll have to download the APK from somewhere other than GPlay as it only allows the supported devices listed to download the app.

    • Max Fireman

      Yeah I figured. Apk are so easy to find on Twitter too.

  • Bri

    I guess the mobile payment feature is more complicated than it looks huh?
    Or is it this one of many ways for the big 3 and banks to promote their services?
    We need a certain sim card to get this thing to work?
    I really wished to get this thing to work on my device as soon as available and I’m with WIND…

    • Rory

      Uh, yeah, you need an NFC-enabled SIM card if your phone doesn’t already have NFC. It’s hardware.

    • Sweet

      The technology (namely, the secure element) already exists in these phones to support mobile payments. The carriers are simply choosing to make you use a special SIM with a built-in secure element.

      The only reason I can think of to justify using a special SIM is that it may be more secure than using the secure element in the phone. However, I haven’t found any info that to support the theory that the special SIM is more secure than the built-in secure element.

      Or perhaps not all phones that have NFC have secure elements.

    • Bri

      Right. I just don’t see a point of having the NFC technology on a phone if they’re trying to push NFC capable Sim. It sounds stupid to me. I already have a Nexus 4 which already is NFC enabled.

  • silver_arrow

    Would be awesome if MS could post a link to the APK like Android Police does.

  • Doug Downey

    Works fabulous on my Blackberry Z30 use it everyday!

    • Mikey

      Tootall, how were you able to load the app. The Z30 is not supported in the BB world for this Device. It would be awesome if someone would post a link to the .bar file.

  • Keith A E Weir

    I’d like to see this hit Rogers if at all possible.

    • Martin Chan

      Rogers has already partnered with CIBC and has a NFC payment already.

      All that’s left is your phone. I believe the support Q10, Z10 & 30 and the S4. That’s it.

  • Nathan

    Sweet – can’t wait to use it on my BlackBerry Z10.