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ISIS mobile payment system delayed again

by: J. Angelo RacomaSeptember 14, 2012
After much fanfare surrounding the new mobile payment system being put forward by carriers, ISIS is encountering delays anew. A venture launched by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, the service aims to reduce consumer dependency on plastic credit cards and instead pay through NFC-enabled smartphones.
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ISIS coming in September to Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, HTC One X, Amaze 4G, Droid Incredible 4G LTE

by: Chris SmithAugust 28, 2012

Earlier today we heard that T-Mobile has made available an Ice Cream Sandwich build for its Galaxy S2 version that enables NFC/ISIS features on the handset and at the time we wondered when will ISIS be available on the handset given that the three main U.S. carriers backing the Google Wallet mobile payment rival have not officially announced its availability.

It now looks like we have confirmation that the ISIS mobile payment project developed by Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile will be available to interested consumers in September. According to CNET, Doug Bergeron, CEO of Verifone, “which makes the payment terminals that most mobile payment [...]

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T-Mobile Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich update also brings NFC/ISIS support

by: Chris SmithAugust 28, 2012

While we keep talking about Google Wallet mobile payment features, that are available only on NFC-ready devices, the fact remains that Google is not the only company out there interested in getting into the mobile payment business.

Three of the main four U.S. carriers – Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile – have joined forces to create the ISIS venture, a mobile platform of their own that would compete directly with Google Wallet, which explains why some NFC-enabled Android handsets do not support Google Wallet on these carriers. On top of that, there are also plenty of other mobile payment initiatives out there that are just getting [...]

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Google, ISIS and U.S. carriers join Mobile Payments Committee

by: Chris SmithAugust 9, 2012

Mobile payments are going to become more and more popular in the foreseeable future, and we’ll probably rely more and more on smart mobile devices to pay for various things and services when out and about.

But we’re not quite there yet, as neither Google’s mobile payment system, Google Wallet, nor ISIS, the Verizon-AT&T-T-Mobile venture, are widely available on existing devices. In fact, the latter is still in development, as the three carriers are yet to offer ISIS features to their subscribers. N.ot to mention that there are plenty of other parties that are becoming increasingly more interested in mobile payment systems

But now [...]

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How it Works: NFC (near field communication)

by: Chris SmithJune 25, 2012

In our fourth edition of the “How it Works” series, we’re going to talk about NFC, or near field communication, a technology that’s being adopted by more and more smartphone and tablet makers and mobile operators.

When talking about NFC use in the mobile ecosystem, you’re going to hear the term paired with mobile payments most of the time, because that may be one of its most important uses in the future. But there are other NFC uses on mobile devices you should be aware of, some of which are already available to Android device owners.

What is NFC?

So you know what NFC stands for, but what is it really about and how does it work? Near field communication, is a [...]

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Paying with smartphones to outpace credit cards & cash by 2020, experts say

by: Mike AndriciApril 19, 2012

Cash? Forget it. Credit cards? How dated. More than two thirds of technology insiders believe that paying with smartphones will overtake both credit card payments and cash payments by the year 2020. Incredible as it may sound, Near Field Communications (NFC) technology is expected to build enough inertia over the this decade to cement its role in our daily lives. Is this possible? Read on. Governments love this stuff!

The survey – conducted by the Pew Research Center and Elon Univeristy – noted that most companies already involved in financial services market will try to resist the shift towards NFC technology to avoid losing market share. That [...]

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