It was written in the sky, and it is confirmed about a month ago: As reported by the news media that Android Pay begins its deployment in Canada. Google announced that its mobile payment service was now offered in certain businesses in Canada.
Fortunately, unlike the introduction of Apple Pay, which was initially reserved for American Express card holders, Android Pay could be used with a host of Canadian financial institutions.
“Android Pay will be deployed with the support of eligible VISA and MasterCard customers from BMO Bank of Montreal, CIBC, National Bank, Scotiabank, Desjardins, President’s Choice Financial, ATB Financial, and Canadian Tire Financial Services, “said Google Canada, stating that the Scotiabank and Desjardins prepaid cards were also included in the package. “Interac debit card support will start on Monday, and American Express and Tangerine cards will be available later this summer.”
As for the shops that will accept Android Pay, everything suggests that “hundreds of thousands of stores across the country” will be the same as those who already accept Apple Pay payments. Google Canada includes Tim Hortons, Loblaws, Petro-Canada, McDonald’s, Indigo / Chapters, Pizza Pizza, Sears, as well as TELUS, Rogers and Freedom Mobile stores.
Remember that Android Pay can be used by any Android device equipped with the NFC and powered by Android KitKat 4.4 or later versions.
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