UGO Digital Wallet Lets Smartphone Users in Canada Shop and Earn Rewards with Digital Credit Cards

UGO Digital Wallet Lets Smartphone Users in Canada Shop and Earn Rewards with Digital Credit Cards Image Credit: UGO Site

UGO Wallet, the free app that is available from BlackBerry World and Google Play allows users to replicate their 'wallet' experience with digital 'credit cards'. According to UGO, the UGO wallet is available for use with eligible TD Credit Cards and PC Financial MasterCard credit cards whereby smartphone users with the UGO app can make purchases wherever Visa payWave* and MasterCard® PayPassTM are available. The wallet also incorporates 'bonus card' functionality, incorporating PC Plus point collection for selected purchases at participating stores.

According to UGO, the UGO wallet is as secure as paying with a physical credit card and users can boost the security levels on their UGO app by setting additional passwords and PINs on 'cards' stored in the UGO wallet. To activate the service, users will need a Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled SIM card in eligible BlackBerry 10 and Android smartphone devices as well as other devices which will be included in the service in future. The UGO Wallet is available for customers of all three major Canadian operators. 

Alec Morley, CEO of UGO Mobile Solutions
The launch of UGO Wallet marks an important Canadian milestone: this is the first open digital wallet to combine multiple payment and loyalty programs in one convenient and secure mobile solution. Unlike any other mobile payment offering currently available to Canadians, UGO has two participating banks, operates on both Visa and MasterCard payment networks and is supported by Canada's three biggest network carriers, while integrating the extremely popular PC Plus loyalty program. This is only the beginning of the UGO journey. We look forward to collaborating with our users and participants to evolve the application and expand the openness of UGO with access to additional cards, loyalty programs and merchants.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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