According to an internal doc received by Mobile Syrup, TELUSÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“NFC Mobile PaymentsÃ¢â‚¬Â option will go live on February 4th and its launch partner will be CIBC.
Users will be able to purchase small ticket items Ã¢â‚¬â€ likely under $50 Ã¢â‚¬â€ with an NFC-enabled smartphone. As expected, there are a few stipulations to making this work on a TELUS device.
YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll need a compatible secure NFC-enabled SIM with an active postpaid voice and data plan. Next, users will need to have a CIBC credit card and the CIBC mobile payment app. Once you do all this you can start carrying less cash and tap your device at any merchant that has a MasterCard PayPass or Visa PayWave point of sale.
The doc notes the eligible devices are the Samsung Galaxy SIII, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note II and the HTC One.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]