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AT&T adds Pantech Discover 4G NFC smartphone

January 9th, 2013

AT&T has announced that a new NFC smartphone, the Pantech Discover, will be available from 11 January. The 4G device is pitched as a “feature-packed smartphone in an affordable package” and will be available for… More

Incipio debuts iPhone NFC case for Isis payments

January 9th, 2013

Mobile device accessories maker Incipio has unveiled Cashwrap, an NFC case that can be used to add Isis mobile payments and offers capabilities to the iPhone 4 and 4S. “Incipio’s stylish, protective, portable case offering is comprised… More

MasterCard buys into NFC wallet provider C-Sam

December 17th, 2012

MasterCard has signed a strategic partnership agreement with C-Sam and also acquired a minority shareholding in the NFC mobile wallet and transaction platform provider. The move follows a deal the two companies signed in May 2012… More

Salt Lake Tribune reports on Isis pilot

December 5th, 2012

Salt Lake Tribune reporter Vince Horiuchi has been out and about in the city testing Isis, following the October 2012 launch of the NFC mobile payments venture’s pilots in Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas. “To… More

Juniper scales back NFC forecast

December 5th, 2012

Global NFC retail transaction values will now reach US$110bn in 2017, significantly below the $180bn previously forecast, the analysts say, due to the lack of NFC in the iPhone 5, lower than expected adoption of Google Wallet and the delay in the launch of Isis. More

GigaOm: Isis awareness low

October 24th, 2012

The Isis pilot launch has been “softer than a goose down pillow”, says GigaOm’s Stacey Higginbotham, who has been checking out the service in Austin, Texas and found that merchant awareness of the NFC payments system is currently quite low. “Despite being listed on the Isis web site, many local merchants had no clue they were now able to accept Isis payments, or even knew what the program was,” says Higginbotham.

Isis offers free travel

October 22nd, 2012

Isis NFC mobile wallet users in Salt Lake City will be able to ride free on all Utah Transit Authority (UTA) public bus, Trax light rail and Frontrunner commuter rail services when they use their Isis Mobile Wallet, the NFC venture — which launched today — has told NFC World.

Isis launches NFC in Austin and Salt Lake City

October 22nd, 2012

From today, customers of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile with an NFC phone can collect an Isis-enabled SIM from any of the carriers’ stores in the two pilot cities. More

Isis confirms launch date

October 17th, 2012

Isis is to launch its NFC-based payments system in two test markets on Monday, the US carrier-owned venture has confirmed. “Isis will be launching in Austin and Salt Lake City on October 22,” says head of marketing Jaymee Johnson. “By year end, as many as 20 Isis Ready handsets are expected to be in market. We look forward to sharing more details on October 22.”

Isis Android app reveals list of permissions required

October 17th, 2012

T-Mobile’s Isis app for Android phone users can now be downloaded from Google Play, ahead of the NFC venture’s launch in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City. The app’s page on Google Play provides a… More

Isis to go live on 22 October?

October 10th, 2012

A leaked internal document obtained by Android Central suggests the long-awaited launch of Isis’ NFC pilots is now set to go ahead on 22 October. The service was originally due to go live this summer in Salt Lake City, Utah and Austin, Texas but has hit delays.

Isis to pay USAT for adding NFC to vending machines

October 3rd, 2012

Isis has struck a deal with vending machine technology provider USA Technologies (USAT) that will see the NFC venture paying USAT a subsidy for converting up to 7,500 vending machines to accept Isis payments in… More

Micros adds Isis support

October 3rd, 2012

Hospitality IT supplier Micros has added support for Isis SmartTap payments and offers to its Simphony cloud-based point of service platform. The solution is now live at Aramark restaurant locations in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Isis SIMs available from October 1

September 18th, 2012

TmoNews reports that Isis NFC SIMs will be available from T-Mobile stores in Salt Lake City and Austin from Monday 1 October. A screenshot that appears to be from an internal T-Mobile system explains to staff that “The Isis SIM card has an embedded secure element which the Isis Mobile Wallet will use to encrypt and secure payment information” and shows that both regular and micro format SIMs will be offered.

Isis delays US NFC launch

September 14th, 2012

The first pilots of the US mobile operators’ NFC payments program in Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas will not go ahead on schedule and no new date for the launch has yet been set, says Isis. More

Isis NFC phones appear on MasterCard list

August 29th, 2012

A number of NFC phones marked as approved for use by the three mobile network operator partners in NFC venture Isis have appeared on MasterCard’s list of approved mobile devices, adding to speculation that Isis is… More

Isis to go live in September?

August 29th, 2012

US NFC venture Isis is on course to go live in September, narrowly managing to meet its planned launch date of “this summer”, according to Bloomberg, which says that Verifone CEO Doug Bergeron revealed the timing in an… More

Google: Isis model “not scaleable”

August 28th, 2012

“There are 8,500 issuers in the US and literally it will take them a lifetime to actually work through negotiations with all these issuers,” Google Wallet’s Robin Dua has told developers during an online Q&A session on its recent move to a cloud-based approach to card provisioning. More

US retailers move into the mobile wallet market

August 15th, 2012

Walmart, Target, 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Publix, Sears, Shell and Sunoco are amongst a dozen major merchants that have formed a new company called Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) that will provide an alternative to services like Isis and Google Wallet. More

Fime to certify Isis devices

August 8th, 2012

Fime has become the first company to be authorised by Isis to certify products, including mobile handsets and secure elements, for the US NFC venture. “Rigorous testing of handsets and secure elements from the beginning and throughout the development process will guarantee quicker time to market for vendors,” says the testing specialist.

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