Montréal, July 14, 2016 – As of today, Videotron customers who have a Desjardins Visa card can use their mobile phones to make NFC payments, quickly and securely, at any store equipped with a contactless payment terminal. They will be able to pay for purchase of up to $1001 by holding their phone close to the merchant's terminal.
We are pleased to add this new option to our mobile payment solutions, which are making life easier for a growing proportion of our customers, said Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Videotron. Customers who want to make NFC payments can go to the Videotron Customer Centre to check whether the function is supported by their device and their SIM card, and then download the Desjardins Mobile Payment app and follow the installation instructions. If their phone supports NFC but their SIM card does not, they can pick up a compatible SIM card free at any Videotron location.
Addition to Videotron's range of mobile payment options
This new solution for Desjardins customers complements the existing selection of mobile payment options supported by Videotron. Customers who use credit and/or debit cards of several Canadian banks can make mobile payments using Apple Pay or mobile apps from certain financial institutions with their Android phones.
Videotron (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of March 31, 2016, Videotron was serving 1,722,000 cable television customers, including 1,568,900 Digital TV subscribers. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,578,100 subscribers to its cable service as of March 31, 2016. As of the same date, Videotron had 795,700 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,304,300 Québec households and organizations. For the eleventh consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company in the annual Léger survey.
1 Limit may vary depending on the merchant
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