Introducing: MySafeTap Mobile Payments

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MySafeTap is a fast and secure way of making small payments in stores using your MTS smartphone!  

To get started, you’ll need: 

•   A credit card from an eligible bank (MySafeTap is currently available for customers that use TD Mobile Payment) 
•   An approved NFC-enabled smartphone (for eligible devices see here)
•   A MySafeTap SIM card (available for purchase at select MTS Connect stores)
•   A mobile app from a participating bank 

Where can MySafeTap be used? 
Currently, MySafeTap and TD Mobile Payment can be used in Canada, the United States, and internationally wherever you see the Visa payWave symbol at the checkout counter.

NFC mobile payments are secure. 
MySafeTap uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to let you pay at stores with a tap of your smartphone. NFC is a close-range wireless technology that’s built into a growing number of mobile devices and retailers’ wireless point of sale terminals. 
The service offers the same protection as a credit card you use to ‘tap’ on a point of sale terminal.  Mobile payment apps use a PIN so your information is protected if your smartphone is lost or stolen.  
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James Bennett

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Really? This is only going to work with td... if you have a credit card? What about the rest of the world, who want to do basic banking? With other banks?
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James,

TD is the first bank we have launched this service with, and their app supports mobile payment using a credit card. Whether TD or other banks choose to offer different types of cards (like debit) for mobile payment will be their decision. Regarding your question about other banks, we are actively pursuing other banks to use MySafeTap. TD just happens to be the first one we have launched with.


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I have a TD Visa, yet don't use TD for any other banking really, what is TD mobile payment?  And why only certain NFC devices? I have a Z10 that has NFC, but it's not on the list of devices? - same goes for any other newer BB10 devices - yet the older 9900 Bold does?
 And why is there a need to purchase yet another "special" SIM card - and couldn't use your regular LTE/4G SIM?
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i have the Rogers of this, and i required a new sim too. The credit card information is encrypted and stored in the SIM, not in the phone. My guess is that the standard SIM doesnt allow for this. In addition, if your phone is ever stolen, MTS should be able to remotely wipe the credit card info off the SIM. (Rogers can do this)

Now...MTS should do what Rogers did and offer the required SIM card for free to all post paid customers with a compatible device.
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For a very limited amount of people this could allow access to, to still have to pay extra for the card to enable this on the limited select devices available, that sucks.
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Hey Justin,

You do need to download the TD app and sign in to use it for mobile payment. If you only have a VISA and do not bank with TD, then you may want to contact them and inquire about whether you can access the app without a TD account. From inside the app you would have access to what they call "Mobile Payment" which is a feature in the app that allows you to load your TD Visa and use it. 

Regarding which devices are eligible, TD determines which devices will work with their app. So even though many of our devices are NFC-enabled, if you bank with TD you will need to ensure you are using a device that is compatible with their app. We do have a link to the eligible device list above if you would like to have a look.

Dustin is correct in his comment about the SIM card. Our MySafeTap SIM cards are NFC capable and are required for "tap to pay". Our regular LTE SIM cards don't have this functionality. 

Thanks for your comments guys, I will be sure to pass your feedback along to our team (including the price of the MySafeTap SIMs).



Ryan 
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Please add support for ScotiaBanks MobileWallet banking app that offers support for NFC Payments through only Rogers right now. Common add MTS to the competition!
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I would also like to add that the RBC banking app works with the NFC features of newer smart phones.  So if you are an RBC client download the mobile banking application and setup the Wallet feature, which will appear as the bottom option on the app after login.  There you can specify what account you wish to use to make payments; visa or debit cards can be picked.

More info on the RBC Wallet can be found here: http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/mobile/wallet/
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Also with the RBC application you do not need a specialized SIM card due to the RBC application using cloud software to communicate and authorize the transactions.  So it seems to be an easier process then the MySafeTap payment.

Edit:  The RBC Wallet is only available on Andriod devices and not available on iOS/Apple devices at this time.
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Thanks Peter. This looks like good information for any of our customers who bank with RBC
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How about adding support for Tangerine banking? They already offer it through any third party application, so adding it shouldn't be hard.
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Hi Chris, we don't chose the banks that have a wireless application, that is something that they initiate. :)

Tennille
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So what your saying is, you won't try and expand your offered MySafeTap services unless someone else does it for you?
I thought MTS was a competitive company, and if so should be contacting banks to try and uoost the competition. Which is what YOUR competition is doing.

MTS was a latecomer in the Mobile Payment market, so there should be aggressive progression to catch up and show that paying $200+ per month in services from MTS is worth it.
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Hey Chris. We are actively pursuing more banks to work with us through mobile payment. However whether the bank chooses to launch their own app using a different solution, we do not have control over that.

Thanks for the suggestion regarding Tangerine. I don't see anything specific to mobile payment (NFC) anywhere on their website, but I will take a closer look.

- Ryan
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Hello ,

Any idea if IPhone 6 will be eligible for this service in the near future? Also any updates on if this will work with Cuets Financial a division of TD. Thanks
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Hello Gordon, 

The MySafeTap Mobile Payment is offered by TD Canada Trust and supported by MTS to allow customers to take advantage of the service - here is TD's information page on the service: 
http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/electronic-banking/ways-to-pay/mobile-payment...

It does state, "You can use TD Mobile Payment for small purchases at merchants like drugstores, coffee shops and restaurants who support contactless payments for the type of TD Credit Card you are using, in Canada, the U.S. and internationally." 

As for using that specific service on an iPhone, it's hard to say if MySafeTap service would be available on Apple devices. 
Apple currently supports their own tap and pay service: Apple Pay

I hope that information helps answer your questions! 

Tennille :) 

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