Telus is a Canadian mobile provider, and this time around, they have finally played catch up with Rogers when it comes to delivering a NFC-based SIM card to the masses. Folks over at MobileSyrup have picked up an internal document that indicates a future move that Telus will be rolling out a new $15 NFC-enabled SIM card this coming October 10th. This particular NFC-enabled SIM card is also said to play nice with the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 when it launches, and it has been tipped to deliver LTE and HSPA+ speeds. Similar to the CIBC and Rogers deal, customers will need to own a credit card first, in addition to a downloaded app from an eligible bank before one is able to perform over-the-air transactions.
Other than that, additional details remain rather scant at this point in time, but it would be nice to see how one is able to take advantage of the online payment without having to carry any kind of physical cash in hand in the first place. Of course, losing your phone then would be more of a headache as well as hassle, but that is the way life works these days, is it not?
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