MasterCard PayPass (along with BMO) is back for another mobile trial… this time they are doing a 4-month test on BlackBerry devices. It’s pretty cool to see all these mobile payments happening, even if they are on a trial basis it gives you insight into the coming year or two of how everything is eventually going mobile.
This trial is a bit different than the other in the past because it’s the first time a mobile payment is completed the user will receive a confirmation email of each transaction that includes purchase details such as the amount, retailer and date of transaction. In addition, the actual chip called “PayPass Mobile Tag” is a self-adhesive and can be attached to the device. All the user needs to do is Tap and Go.
Scott Lapstra, Vice President, Market Development, MasterCard Canada said “With this trial, MasterCard continues to lead the industry in bringing secure contactless payment to mobile devices in Canada. Consumers have embraced mobile applications and we expect this new trial to have a significant impact on the way goods and services are paid for at the point of sale in the future.”