Zoompass Announcements Bring Us Closer to Mobile Payments

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Zoompass have made several announcements today that position them as leaders in wireless payments. With the Zoompass Tag, and the Zoompass app for BlackBerry, the company is helping to push the industry away from paper and onto our smartphones.

The Zoompass Tag is a sticker that you put on the back of the device, allowing you to make payments by swiping your smartphone rather than a physical card. The 43mm by 33mm sticker is currently accepted where MasterCard’s PayPass is offered, such as Tim Hortons, McDonalds, Petro Canada and Loblaws.

Another initiative related to this venture is the news that TELUS are pushing the Zoompass BlackBerry app. All of the major Canadian carriers are on board, and we’re going to be seeing this app on more devices. The app can be used to send, receive, and request money, instantly and securely, on your mobile phone. While it’s free to register, there are still fees associated with the service.

[Pic from MobileSyrup]

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Wow Zoompass that looks oddly like something I did ( http://caspan.com/?p=13 ) I wonder if I should sue them? I like the sticker Idea other then it should fit in the case to be really neat.

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    This strangely look like something I did (http://caspan.com/?p=13) maybe I should check into their patent (or mine for that matter) maybe some money should exchange hands. thieves :)

  • dayna

    Wow this is a great idea! Slowly elimanating the need for a wallet… I can only dream of such a time!

  • Trax95008

    what if someone steals your phone? cant they make a bunch of purchases?

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Yep :) welcome to RFID

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Its the same as if someone steals your Zoompass key fob you have to call and have it canceled. Again RFID technology is great but needs to be engineered better. If you had to have the BlackBerry unlocked to use it would add security as well needing to hold a side button to activate the RFID. That way someone can't just walk by your keys or cell phone and read your RFID tag and reproduce it.

  • http://www.getzoompass.com zoompass

    Hi folks,

    I work on the Thornley Fallis team helping Zoompass to launch the Tag.

    In response to the questions regarding security issues, all purchases are covered by MasterCard's zero liability protection. That means users aren't liable for purchases make using their Zoompass PrePaid MasterCard card or the Zoompass Tag.

    You can find more information on security measures here: https://www.zoompass.com/info.jsp?content=secur

    Thanks,

    Dave

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Hello free gas! :) JK

  • http://www.getzoompass.com zoompass

    Hi folks,

    I work for Thornley Fallis Communications – we're helping Zoompass to launch the Tag trial.

    To address some of the security comments here, all purchases made using the Tag are covered by MasterCard's zero liability protection. This also applies to the Zoompass PrePaid MasterCard card, too.

    You can find more information on our other security measures here: https://www.zoompass.com/info.jsp?content=secur

    Cheers,

    Dave

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Hello free gas! :) JK

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Hello free gas! :) JK

  • mike

    Why are people using these zoompass stickers on their phones! Does that not target a highway robbery?? You might as well carry your credit card in your right hand everywhere you go!

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Yeah makes it easy to steal I guess but everything is covered if it is stolen. And to be honest I would know faster if my phone was stolen then my credit card.