- Apple Pay launched in Canada and does not use NFC SIM
- Suretap has packed up and gone home
- RBC and TD migrated to Host Card Emulation (HCE)
- UGO started to use HCE (instead of NFC SIM)
- Android Pay (rumored to be launched in Canada later this year) is also based on HCE
There are little points in offering NFC SIMs.
Mu phone got NFC built in and my bank offer the app to pay with a phone. Greay I use it all the time.
My question is, if your phone is not equipped with NFC like most of them can the NFC SIM card allow to use payments by NFC?
If yes NFC SIMs have a full value.
It looks very unlikely Fido will ever offer NFC SIM cards. There has been zero evidence to suggest they will get it at all.
That's not going to be a problem for much longer. I heard that the banks are going to move security into the cloud so we won't need to wait for a specific carrier to have NFC SIMs. It might not be as secure as a physical SIM but it's a heckuva lot more convenient.
Seriously, the lack of NFC SIM cards or any updates on when, or if, it will be ever implemented, is quite ridiculous.
If the decision NOT to have NFC SIM cards is because it's supposed to be some sort of premium differentiating feature that is only available on the more premium big brother (Rogers), then that is a pretty terrible decision. Most people will only become aware of this "differentiator" when faced with not being able to use banking apps to pay for purchases, but when they do, no one is going to decide (oh, I'm going to switch to Rogers and pay an extra 15-20 a month just so I can pay for things with my phone. All you're doing is pissing off your loyal customer base, because you're holding back a feature which wouldn't even really cost you much to implement in the first place.
I'm a long time Fido customer and very disappointed to see that NFC SIM Cards have been available on Rogers for years but there doesn't seem to be any plans to offer them to Fido customers. Thank you Rogers for making me feel like a second class (Fido) customer!
The "canned answer" is all anyone from Fido is authorized to give.
But after all this time, there's no reason to think Fido will ever have NFC SIMs. If you absolutely want it, switch to another carrier - apparently Koodo got it 4 months ago.