Suretap will discontinue prepaid MasterCard support on April 30

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  • rgl168

    I think they are getting prepared for “Mastercard selfie pay” 🙂

  • Alvex

    It was useless anyway. Took me forever to make it work. Let’s hope they shut it down to make room for the arrival of Android Pay.

  • Mitchell Leitman

    I want a solution that is not Android or iPhone specific.

    • rgl168

      Sure – BMO paypass sticker. Stick it on whatever device you want and tap with it.

    • Corrode

      The latest data shows that 97.5% of users are on either iOS or Android. Like it or not, you’re in the minority. (Source: Business Insider but MobileSyrup won’t let me link, Google it)

    • FlamesFan89

      I think he might have meant that it isn’t specific to Android, or it isn’t specific to iPhone. As in, one solution that will work on BOTH Android and iPhone. But I could be wrong.

    • Mitchell Leitman

      That’s precisely what I meant. Payment systems shouldn’t be tied to any one mobile OS. The fact that I use a Windows Phone and BlackBerry play only a bit into it.

  • Corrode

    Ooo, this coupled with yesterday’s Mastercard news is a good sign and perhaps an indication of forward momentum. What’s most funny is how we as Canadians are grasping at straws as this is BIG news. haha

  • fruvous

    I managed to get two of these prepaid mastercards during that $50 giveaway. Should have taken advantage of it and gotten more lines even though the cancellation cost $10. Still $40 up on each line. Wonder how much those marketing geniuses lost on that.

  • FlamesFan89

    My guess is that they didn’t have much success with these pre-paid cards. Didn’t it cost you money to add funds?

    No thanks, I don’t like having to pay money, just to use my own money. If it is going to cost more money to pay with my phone, than pay with a card that is already in my wallet, then I’m happy to pull out my wallet. Paying with your phone is not so incredibly more convenient that I am willing to pay more money to do so.