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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.

Isis adds fuel retailers to merchant line-up

July 31st, 2012

Pay-at-pump technology providers Gilbarco Veeder-Root and GE-owned Wayne have agreed to build Isis’s SmartTap technology into their fuel dispensers, ahead of the NFC joint venture’s first pilots in Austin and Salt Lake City. More

Isis releases video tutorials

July 17th, 2012

The US NFC payments venture has produced a series of educational videos, designed to show consumers how to use the Isis Mobile Wallet in stores and how to add cards and offers, as it moves towards pilot launches in Austin and Salt Lake City. More

Gemalto gets TSM certification in Singapore

July 16th, 2012

Gemalto‘s trusted service management (TSM) data center in Singapore has been certified by both Visa and MasterCard and is now fully operational, the company reports. The data centre already has two customers: Japanese mobile network… More

DNP and C-Sam partner on NFC

July 13th, 2012

Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) has licensed C-Sam‘s Mobile Transaction Platform (MTP) and announced the two companies will be working together to offer “a scalable and flexible mobile wallet solution to mobile operators, retailers and banks, as… More

Windows Phone 8 launch video details Microsoft’s plans for NFC

June 21st, 2012

The launch presentation for Windows Phone 8 shows how Microsoft plans to make its NFC mobile wallet more widely accepted than Google’s, provides details of a forthcoming NFC-enabled Chase payments app and highlights a new deals platform and in-app purchasing technology that charges items to the user’s default payment card. More

Microsoft unveils its NFC mobile wallet plans

June 20th, 2012

Windows Phone 8 is to come with both NFC and a mobile wallet that Microsoft will deliver in partnership with mobile network operators, the company has revealed. More

Leaked Sprint slides reveal NFC wallet designs

June 12th, 2012

The slides suggest the US carrier, which has previously chosen to avoid Isis and partner with Google for NFC, is preparing to launch its own “Sprint Touch” mobile wallet service.  More

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