Rogers, Bell and Telus to launch Zoompass mobile payment service

Rogers, Bell and Telus, Canada’s largest mobile carriers, are getting ready to launch a mobile payment service across the country.

Called Zoompass, the new service will apparently be managed by EnStream, a Toronto-based company owned by the above mentioned carriers.

Zoompass should be available starting June 15, for the subscribers of Rogers, Fido, Bell, Telus, Solo Mobile and PC Mobile.

Reportedly, users will be able to send, request and receive money via their mobile phones.

You’ll have to register on the Zoompass website (not active yet) with your credit card details. After a money transfer operation is completed, a confirmation receipt will be received via SMS.

Although the registration and use of Zoompass are free, there will be small fees for withdrawing funds to an account ($0.50).

Via Mobile Syrup

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Fred Frith

    They state that they are using NFC in the credit card and in the future NFC in a mobile phone. NFC is really RFID or Radio freqency identification.
    It is this same technology that is being proposed for your drivers license and passport. Claims that the cards, or phones, can only be read from a short distance are also false as distance’s of up to 20 meters have been accomplished with home made RFID antenna’s and readers. Have a view of this one consultant and his view on RFID tags and how easy it was for him to pick out numbers by simply driving around.
    http://hackaday.com/2009/02/02/mobile-rfid-scanning/
    The latest move with RFID is to add it to your phone so you are supposed able to swipe it at say Tim Horton’s for coffee payments. This could lead to all sorts of unauthorized intrusions with the potential for someone to access your mobile phone remotely or copy your credentials. This technology is not fool proof and is certainly not secure.

  • Fred Frith

    They state that they are using NFC in the credit card and in the future NFC in a mobile phone. NFC is really RFID or Radio freqency identification.
    It is this same technology that is being proposed for your drivers license and passport. Claims that the cards, or phones, can only be read from a short distance are also false as distance's of up to 20 meters have been accomplished with home made RFID antenna's and readers. Have a view of this one consultant and his view on RFID tags and how easy it was for him to pick out numbers by simply driving around.
    http://hackaday.com/2009/02/02/mobile-rfid-scan
    The latest move with RFID is to add it to your phone so you are supposed able to swipe it at say Tim Horton's for coffee payments. This could lead to all sorts of unauthorized intrusions with the potential for someone to access your mobile phone remotely or copy your credentials. This technology is not fool proof and is certainly not secure.