News stories featuring Isis:
October 3rd, 2012
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
May 15th, 2012
Aeropostale, Coca-Cola, Foot Locker, Jamba Juice and Macy’s have signed up to take part in the US NFC joint venture’s pilot trials, along with a number of local grocery stores, retailers, gas stations, coffee shops and restaurants.
May 11th, 2012
American Express has extended its deal with US carrier-led NFC joint venture Isis. The move will enable AmEx’s US consumer, small business and Serve prepaid cardholders to load a virtual version of their cards onto an Isis Mobile Wallet.
March 12th, 2012
A new video released by US NFC venture Isis provides the first look at the logo the company plans to use to indicate to consumers that a merchant is ‘Isis ready’ — meaning that it can…
March 7th, 2012
VeriFone, Ingenico, Vivotech and Equinox are all adding support for the US NFC venture’s SmartTap service, enabling merchants to both accept payments and process coupons and offers via Isis mobile phones.
March 2nd, 2012
Walmart and Target are among a group of two dozen retailers working on the introduction of an NFC mobile wallet which would compete directly with Isis and Google Wallet, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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