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Isis Mobile Wallet Will Give You $100 Amazon Gift Card If You Add a Credit Card to Your Account

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Isis Mobile Wallet – the join venture between Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile that is the reason you can’t have Google Wallet – is still not currently available to the masses because it’s still being tested in select markets. But, should you be in one of those select markets (or if you convinced Verizon to send you an NFC SIM) and are using the app, then we wanted to make sure you were aware that a current promo running through the app could land you a $100 Amazon gift card. 

According to promo emails going out to customers who have “activated an Isis Mobile Wallet,” all you need to do is add a “participating” credit card to your account and they will hook you up with a $100 Amazon gift card. Sounds super simple.

I would attempt to test it myself, but my RAZR HD is rooted and unlocked, which means Isis will not work on my device. Should you have a non-rooted (and supported) Isis device, you may want to activate the app and add a card, just to get yourself $100.

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Cheers R!

  • vicantrell

    Does anyone have any idea how long it should take for the code to come in? I signed up and made a $2.50 purchase and nothing has come through. How long should I wait before contacting ISIS support?

    • Spider210

      i haven’t got anything either!

  • ahmad

    I am trying to activate and getting an error asking me to contact my carrier! I live in NJ and got my galaxy S4 and NFC card 7 days ago.. not sure what is the issue

  • Spider210

    Anyone receive a gc? I signed up added a chase card made a payment with Isis and haven’t got a gc…

  • SamsungFTW

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    That’s what I think of your hundred bucks.

  • Nuke

    I have a SGS4 with Verizon, Isis doesnt work for me at all, I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, now its asking me to create a new account using a different email address, tried that and for some reason it cant even access my secure element, got a new nfc sim and that still didnt fix the problem

    • SamsungFTW

      Google Wallet will work. I have it on my Verizon S4. Check out XDA to get it set up. Supporting the competition (Google Wallet) is worth passing on the $100, trust me. If you allow Verizon to manipulate you like this by forcing or coercing you into using their product by blocking competition it’s only going to get worse.

      • Nuke

        But i prefer not to root my phone

        • SamsungFTW

          Fair enough.

      • vicantrell

        I’d love to root but I just got my phone and it’s updated to the latest version that verizon released and it’s not rootable. My ISIS works fine on Verizon (once I got an enhanced SIM), and I made my first purchase but no GC yet.

        • SamsungFTW

          There’s no such thing as “not rootable”. There is a such thing as “hasn’t been rooted yet” but I’ve yet to see the idiot carriers come up with a method that can’t eventually be bypassed by the amazing developers. Give it time. If you want to root, rest assured you will be able to.

  • feztheforeigner

    Isis just keeps pissing me off…

  • Eddie J Camacho

    I’m rooted noooooo lol jk its a unstable app anyways

  • Matthew

    I was just wondering if any of you guys know why i haven’t received my amazon gift card code in my email yet after purchasing something with my new chase card that i added to isis. It has been over two days.

    • Chris Prowdley

      I haven’t gotten mine either starting to piss me off

  • Chris Prowdley

    Isis works here in lansing mi for both my capitol one card and the Isis cash card at meijers store and meijers gas station. havent tried anywhere else yet. will update when i find more good locations.

  • phreemovement

    i unrooted to sign up for this.. but get a message saying The Isis Wallet cannot read your Secure Element ID. Please contact your wireless provider customer care.”

    Any thoughts/suggestions????

    • vicantrell

      That happened to me and I called Verizon. I ended up having to go into the Verizon store and get a new Enhanced SIM

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    In other news, this is essentially a $100 off coupon for a new phone if you’ve thinking about upgrading.

  • Josue

    http://support.verizonwireless.com/faqs/Equipment/nfc-sim.html gets you free nfc sim card from verizon. easy ordering.

  • Bretton Key

    I’m in VA, no good here :(

  • MRIANB

    I have a GS4 with tmobile prepaid plan SIM card. Installed the app and when I opened it it said it could not read my secure element and to call customer service?? Any suggestions, I am in Austin, Texas.

    Ian B

    • Logan Jinks

      I had the same problem on my AT&T S4. I tried talking to everyone about this (AT&T, Samsung, etc.), but they all kept sending me to someone else. If you find out what to do, please let me know. I think I’m going to give up.

  • jackie moore

    doesnt work on rooted phones what a bummer

  • Spider210

    So I did this and made a $2 purchase, on my s4 with isis where is my amazon gc!?!?!?

  • Kan

    100 hundred dollars forrr YOUR SOUL!

  • harry

    I got an error email. I called VZW and rep did not know what I was talking about and never heard of the service. I was placed on hold and was later told that the service was not available on govt accounts. I have sg4.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Does anyone know when this expires? I’d like to get in on this, but I need to have Verizon ship me the ISIS SIM card first…..

  • John Simonelli

    Any Luck using it outside of Salt Lake or Austin? I’m in Chicago. Waiting for my new sim.

  • donebrasko

    How long does it take to be activated? I am on the Razr M and I have set up an account. I cant add a card because “Your Isis Mobile Wallet is Pending Activation.”
    I supposed to receive a text. How long does this normally take?

    • Jeff Creemer

      In my experience, less than 15 minutes.

      • donebrasko

        Its been well over 20 minutes……just got an email that it failed

        Trying again. I noticed that there was an agreement thing. I don’t remember checking it last time.

  • Spider210

    How do I get the email?? I added a card to isis, a chase card

    • PAYWITHISIS

      you do not need to get the email for the offer to work. Please remember that it might take up to 3 days for a transaction to go through and the gift card code to be received.

      Thank You for choosing ISIS

      • Spider210

        My payment went through 3 days ago at local Verizon store using Isis on gs4 how come I haven’t received a gc?

  • Jungy Brungus

    I’ll stick with my rooted, unlocked, Verizon Gnex with working Google Wallet thank you…

  • Edward Alarcon

    Some mentioned verizon having them because the S4 uses them. I tried running the app on my S4 unrooted and it said I needed a secured sim card. Any advice?

    • Jeff Creemer

      That’s what my local Verizon Wireless store told me. You might check with them to see if you can get a secure SIM for your phone. They should be able to give you one for free.

  • Intellectua1

    I will never use ISIS since they’re illegally blocking Google Wallet.. It’s Google Wallet or my bank card. Nothing else and I hope other follow that..

    • SamsungFTW

      I absolutely agree. There is no amount of money they could pay me to support their greed and manipulation.

  • Siff

    I can get a secure SIM in Southern Florida for my S3. Just went onto my account on the Verizon website. It’s not just for S4′s

    • Cott

      I also just ordered a free NFC Secure Element card for my S3 from the Verizon website. Go to “My Verizon”,” My Device”, then the option is down below “Device Action”

      Also I’m in Southern California

      • Jake Montague

        Thanks. 2 free day shipping when ordering it.

    • Alexander H

      It’s also there for VZW S4s – I can confirm that.

  • Edward Alarcon

    Some mentioned that the S4 already has it. I loaded the app on my S4 non-rooted and its says I need the secured sim card. Any advice?

  • Sayer Crompton

    Where can you even buy something with it if you live outside of Salt Lake city or Austin which is where it says the active ISIS sites are on their website?

    • JimmyHACK

      tons of places. anywhere with nfc payments.. most prominently a 7-11

  • Jonathan Reid

    Does anyone know if the NFC Secured SIM cards work in non NFC phones? I have a RAZR MAXX and a GS3 and I often swap my sim card back and forth. RAZR MAXX is not NFC, so I’m wondering if someone would test their GS4 microsim in a non-NFC phone for me!

    • Jeff Creemer

      No, they don’t. I tried that with my old Razr Maxx but the phone has to already have NFC built-in.

      • Jonathan Reid

        Thanks, Jeff. Just to clarify… I’m not wondering if my MAXX will have NFC capabilities, im simply wondering if the MAXX can get data and cell service with the same number using that new NFC SIM.

        • Jeff Creemer

          Ah, yes. I had ordered a secure SIM months ago hoping it might work in my Maxx. When I got my S4, I was able to move that secure SIM over to my new phone, so I know they are compatible.

          • Jonathan Reid

            THIS IS THE NEWS I WAS HOPING FOR! haha thanks, Jeff!!
            I love the DL community!

          • Jonathan Reid

            So here’s my new plan:
            1: order a new secured sim for both phone lines (the gs3 line and the razr maxx line)
            2: Back up current rooted gs3 rom
            3. Install non-rooted stock gs 3 rom
            4. activate sim card #1
            5. Add Chase card to ISIS
            6. Purchase something
            7.Wipe and install non rooted stock rom
            8. activate sim card #2
            9. Add Capital One card
            10.Purchase something
            11. PROFIT $200
            12. Wipe and re-install CleanROM Seven :-D

          • SamsungFTW

            13. Leave a 1 star rating on the ISIS download page.
            14. Install Google Wallet

  • LionStone

    Hah, Nice try…but no dice!

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    For those of you who don’t want to ‘unroot’ to get this free gift card… I want to remind you that if you have custom recovery (TWRP, CWM.. etc) you can just run a quick nandroid backup of your current rom, flash a rom that doesn’t have root, then download isis and set it up. Then nandroid that rom, flash back to your regular one. Having root is different than having an unlocked bootloader. Isis doesn’t know if your bootloader is unlocked, it just knows if you have root.

    • sonicemerald

      question: if I flash the newest s4 update, http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2357235
      can I still get back into my recovery? I know i’d lose root… and it appears that i’d still have twrp.. but I’m just hesitant..

      • Taylor Abrahamson

        That is an ODIN file. That will wipe your recovery and root and all. Don’t do that. Wait for a recovery flashable rom!

        • James Hill

          what about the DNA? Would you need to have s-on and be un-rooted?

          • Alex Farra

            You would need to be on the stock ROM and unrooted but there is no way for ISIS to detect S-OFF

        • sonicemerald

          so i ended up getting on a stock rom that can be re-rooted only to find out that my card is unsupported….. back to carbon I guess.

          • Taylor Abrahamson

            Ah bummer. I think most the verizon stores have the nfc sim cards on hand. You could’ve just grabbed one from them

    • JimmyHACK

      Good luck finding a flashable rom without root

      • Taylor Abrahamson

        Download any rom you wish that has root. Unzip, delete superuser.apk and delete su. Rezip. flash.

        Edit: But in order to get Isis I think it will need to be a stock rom.

  • deadpenguins

    It says nowhere in the article this only applies to SLC and Austin… It’s also very confusing. If we have an nfc SIM card then isis can be used? Or do you need both?

  • ahhh yes

    stupid “select markets” wont come up on my nexus 4 in illinois. think i can just change my address on tmobile account? Looks like its only good in Salt Lake City UT and Austin tx

    • Ambugger

      Unfortunately, you still need the special SIM card they want you to have :(

      • ahhh yes

        just read that and the Nexus 4 isn’t compatible. No wonder they are giving $100. Its for about 100 people.

  • RaptorOO7

    So they are now reduced to offering $100 Amazon GC because its pretty clear NO ONE WANTS IT! Seriously where is the FTC and FCC (Verizon terms on 700Mhz spectrum Rules) on this. Anti-Consumer, Anti-Competition, how lazy can the gov’t get, oh wait they can get a lot worse.

    My HTC One is a developer edition and yet they don’t offer the ability either due to an AT&T SIM being in my out of contract device.

    • Justin W

      I have StraightTalk and I can’t get Wallet on my phone.

      • Jumanji242

        I have StraightTalk on my Nexus 4 and Wallet works just fine.

        • Justin W

          Should have clarified – my Unlocked HTC One can’t get Wallet on it. I’ve tried rooting and using Xframeworks or w/e it is, but have had no luck :(

    • glimmerman76

      your htc one like mine does not have a secure element in the phone so even if you wanted to run google wallet there is no secure element for it to run on. HTC Google Edition proves this it does not have wallet on it but the S4 google edition does.

    • dsass600

      If you have an unlocked phone then the carrier doesn’t matter fool. I have the same version of the One. It doesn’t have a secure element. Sorry.

    • tcope

      Not sure where you are getting your information from. Actually ISIS has the ability to get merchants on board with their system. Google does not offer this. Google Offers are about the lamest…. just stuff that the merchants offer to everyone. Where was Google’s offer of $100 to add cards to GW? Damn ISIS for offering much more then Google!

  • Michael Hammond

    So why post this? It’s a limited set of devices, most people are rooted and ISIS is only available in very small locations. Then again, it makes sense – the fewer people that see it, the fewer $100 accounts they have to hand out…..

    I rooted, and have the Google Wallet working on my GS4. Used it at a ballgame buying food and it worked like a charm!

  • nick rigsby

    I mean, so what phones are compatible, i have a droid razr maxx, droid bionic, gnex, nexus 7, stratosphere… lol. or once i get the nfc sim, my gnex will work with it?

  • Hatyrei

    can i add a debit card? bcuz i don’t have a credit card? :P

    • Jeff Creemer

      No, that’s a BIG shortcoming of Isis. You can only add three major credit cards. You have to use Google Wallet to use a debit card.

      • Hatyrei

        but some stores in my city doesn’t even know how to use their terminals. Like when I was in MC.Dnlds, it was a big flop! lol. People starting to stare at me…like I’m some1 from the future. rofl

        • Jeff Creemer

          Yeah, that’s a problem, too. Apparently that’s where the “selected markets” comes in. ISIS, or Verizon, I don’t know, works with the shops in those areas to make sure the equipment works and people know how to use it. Other places are just up to the stores themselves. I tried using mine a few times at various places before I finally had it work.

  • JimmyHACK

    Can you go by a Verizon store and get a nfc sim if needed?

    • Jeff Creemer

      Yes. They are what’s being used in the S4′s now.

      • JimmyHACK

        K cool so my s4 should be good. Time to unroot

        • SamsungFTW

          If it’s already rooted, Google Wallet is infinitely better and can be used on the S4. Check out XDA. Then you get to keep your phone rooted, use a product that actually works universally instead of only with certain cards like Capital One, and shove the metaphorical boot far up Verizon’s ass. Worth far more than $100 in my opinion…

  • Kane Desousa

    How can I unroot my S4 I’d like 100$ lol

  • teejaycard

    With an average rating of 1.5 and 642 one star ratings and only 67 five star ratings on the Play store…I think I’ll pass. That and my Note2 isn’t supported ha.

    • SamsungFTW

      Yes, and keep in mind that even though 1.5 doesn’t sound that bad, the minimum it can have is 1 because it is impossible to rate below 1 star. The minimum is 1 and the maximum is 5, so 1.5 stars is like a 12.5%. You could say they have a 12.5% satisfaction rating, or you could alternately say they have an 87.5% dissatisfaction rating. Another way to look at it is that if a 1 star rating is 0%, a 5 star rating is 100%, and everything in between is measured accordingly, the average satisfaction rating is 11.34%. They have also had 1% of the downloads of Google Wallet in the past 30 days.

      Translation: ISIS sucks so much they are willing to give you $100 just to use it.

  • http://www.unexpectedparameters.com Aaron Hurt

    Wait, what? My device isn’t compatible because I don’t have the special SIM card AND I don’t live in a market… oh yeah, and they’ve blocked me from using Google Wallet.

    Verizon, you’re a bunch of tools.

    • Jeff Creemer

      You should be able to go down to your local Verizon Wireless store and get a secure SIM card. All stores have them now because they are being used in the Galaxy S4 phones. You don’t have to be in the original markets to use Isis, either.

    • PAYWITHISIS

      Call the Verizon Wireless customer service for customer service and they will gladly give you the secure sim card if you explain your situation to them.

      Thanks for choosing ISIS

      • SamsungFTW

        LOL at the word “choosing”

  • sonicemerald

    is unrooting worth $100 to me…? yeeeah kind of.

    • sonicemerald

      not worth it after researching isis some more… not really sure where isis is accepted…

      • Justin W

        Isis is accepted any place that uses the NFC Card readers, just as Google Wallet is.

        • sonicemerald

          thanks so much! ill go unroot and buy a coffee!

          • sonicemerald

            aaaaand the capital one venture card is not supported… go figure.

        • Rex W

          But only in Salt Lake City and Austin…

          • Jeff Creemer

            No, anywhere that supports Pay Pass.

          • Rex W

            Very interesting; this might be worth a try

          • Justin W

            Good luck! I’ve not used (er, been able to use) Isis before, but Google Wallet worked well for the time I used my Nexus 4.

          • AceXMachine

            SLC and Austin are just where local merchants are using ISIS. Several national chains use ISIS outside of those markets.

      • NIGHTSCOUT

        At any Mastercard PayPass location. That’s THOUSANDS per city

    • peterfares

      Nandroid backup, unroot, sign into ISIS and get $100 card. Restore Nandroid backup.

  • http://www.jaredmucha.blogspot.com/ Jared Mucha

    I have isis wallet on my GS4.. I’ll do it now and let you know!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y28e4cFHVqE&context=C400d214ADvjVQa1PpcFOiLGlDqf2sJr2k4TNISoJzm8bFM7wgYKU= TheAndroid1

      Also let us know if you got the email or not.

      • http://www.jaredmucha.blogspot.com/ Jared Mucha

        I didn’t get the email..

      • http://www.jaredmucha.blogspot.com/ Jared Mucha

        I didn’t have a credit card added in the first place either. I only had the Isis cash since my primary card is a visa.

      • Spider210

        I havent got an email I’ve spent $2 first got denied chase sent me an email about fraudulent activity. After that was cleared o made a $2.00purchase at Verizon so lets see if this works …

  • Doan

    I would fully welcome Isis as an e-wallet competitor if carriers weren’t conspiring to block Google Wallet. As they are, Google Wallet has my full support and I’ll turn anyone away from Isis and toward Google Wallet as long as this continues.

    • hoosiercub88

      hell, I’d even use ISIS if they’d let me. My phone *verizon Note II* supports ISIS, but whenever I try to use the app itself, I’m told no. because my phone is rooted, which even trying to use the app with the phone unrooted, it still doesn’t work.

      • FknTwizted

        yep it no workie unless you are in certain regions of the country.

      • Erick

        It works flawlessly anywhere as long as the contactless payment symbol is there. Just bought some chips at a CVS in Huntsville, AL.

      • PAYWITHISIS

        After a Verizon or AT&T phone is rooted the ISIS Mobile Wallet app will detect an insecure environment and further block the app using your devices serial number. Sorry for the inconvenience

        Thanks for choosing ISIS

        • feztheforeigner

          I never chose Isis. I chose Google Wallet and was told I couldn’t use it. I was forced to use Isis.

          • tcope

            Was their a gun to your head at the time. My app did not come with that feature.

          • feztheforeigner

            Yes.

            Thanks for choosing Isis

    • NIGHTSCOUT

      For me, I wouldn’t mind using either of the 2 services, except BOTH of them are yet to be available.

      • michael arazan

        I can’t wait fir ISIS to come out honestly, then it will be only a matter of time till all banks develop their own mobile payment apps opening up the market for NFC payments pushing it more mainstream. And even then they will still have GWallet banned still

      • PAYWITHISIS

        If you would like, you can call your carriers customer service department and ask for a secure NFC sim card to make your current smart-phone compatible.

        Thanks for choosing ISIS

        • NIGHTSCOUT

          Thank you, I called Verizon, they are sending me a secure SIM.

          • SamsungFTW

            You could also root your phone and install Wallet so as not to become a victim of a company that attempts to win the mobile payment race by crippling the competition. Just sayin.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Look man… Google lost. They must not have brought a big enough bribe to the table. Business is business….

          • SamsungFTW

            Not so sure I’d say they lost… it may eventually get discontinued because of a low adoption rate, but take a look at the ratings in the Play Store. Wallet’s ratings aren’t stellar, but they have more five star ratings than all other ratings combined. ISIS has more than *five times* as many one star ratings as all other ratings combined. It shows that people prefer Wallet. That’s based on 5,000,000 – 10,000,000 installs in the past 30 days for Wallet and only 10,000 – 50,000 for ISIS. So ISIS users make up roughly 1% of the amount of Google Wallet users, and are significantly less satisfied. This is why I say I’m not sure Google lost. (All these numbers are available on the download pages)

            Doesn’t mean people won’t use ISIS, but they only use it because it is the only option. Once they figure out how to get away from it they will in a heartbeat, as evident by the numbers, and getting Wallet working is far easier than people think. Wallet will also work with all your credit and debit cards as opposed to ISIS that only works with certain companies.

            So while Google Wallet may be struggling, a comparison if Wallet and ISIS shows that ISIS is struggling a lot more. Why else would they try to bribe people into using their app for a minimum of 30 days?

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            I’m sure Google wallet is a better service. I would have preferred it as well. But since Google did not negotiate properly, they lost to ISIS. I’ve accepted that fact. People don’t like ISIS, but ISIS is all we have right now. My GS3 is the first of 7 phones that I have not rooted, because I am 99% satisfied with the ROM and the experience. I will NOT root, just to get Wallet. BTW I had a rooted G-Nex on Verizon, and Wallet was not working, because Google did not support the VzW G-Nex. So in my case, I have no choice. ISIS here I come.

          • SamsungFTW

            Still not sure what you mean when you say they lost. Considering they have a much higher adoption rate, they seem to be winning to me. Either way, you don’t need a custom ROM to use Wallet. You just need to be rooted. You could have your S3 function *exactly* as it does now (with the exception of Wallet) by rooting it, installing Wallet, and leaving the stock ROM on it. Assuming you are still on Verizon, I can tell you it works perfectly as I had a stock rooted Verizon S3 with Wallet, and the fact that you could use Wallet was the only difference. I can also tell you from experience that rooting the S3 was incredibly easy and painless.

            If I had my own $100 to use as a bribe I would gladly give it to you, not necessarily so you would install Wallet, just so you would *not* install ISIS. Sadly I don’t, but at least consider your options before supporting these greedy bastards.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            THEY LOST THE DEAL TO ISIS! What’s so difficult to understand about that?? The consumers want G-Wallet, but ISIS must have presented a better offer to the carriers than Google did. So even though we the consumers was G-Wallet, we don’t have the option for it without rooting. I have no problem rooting and ROMming, I started with the Droid 1, and have been slicing and dicing up until I got to the GS3. I am satisfied with it, and don’t need to root anymore.

          • SamsungFTW

            They did not lose to ISIS. ISIS is a joint venture by T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. It was actually founded by them.

            https://www.paywithisis.com/about-us.xhtml

            This is why it is monopolistic. They are not supporting another company, they are forcing *their own* product. There was no “deal” between the carriers and some third party. If you want to call backing their own product and not the competition winning then fine, but it was not a matter of a bidding war that one side won and the other lost.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Again, Google must have said the wrong things, to make the carriers create ISIS.

          • SamsungFTW

            Well that’s not exactly the same thing as losing, is it? Losing is a term used in competition, while clearly the carrier’s goal is to avoid competition all together. The point is, there was no “deal”. Google didn’t say the wrong thing, it’s not about that. It’s about money. The carriers want to make money. That’s it. So they create a product that is like other products that make money, only they abuse their power to keep the other products from being used on their network.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            I don’t see how that’s so different than what I’ve been saying, but OK.

          • SamsungFTW

            You don’t see how it’s different? It’s entirely different! You seemed to be under the impression that Google at some point had a chance and blew it, lost out to a service that was competing with them for the carrier’s approval, when in fact there was no competition and no need for the carrier to approve *their own product*. There was no winning and losing here, simply funding one’s own service and blocking out everything else. I was trying to determine what it was you meant by winning, and it seems that ISIS has not won in any sense of the word. I think “cheated” is the word you are looking for. Either way, there is no sense in having a debate about wording, I think we can at least agree that Wallet is superior and that ISIS is using unethical practices. You’ve clearly made up your mind which service to use and I can respect that. We will simply have to agree to disagree.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Google Wallet was established BEFORE isis was. Google initially drafted a deal with the carriers, do you not remember right after the Nexus 2 release? Then, something went south, and the carriers decided to band together and create ISIS. Yes, Google Wallet would have been a better option, and I’m sure Google will still create a contender out of Wallet in a few years. For now, I will settle for ISIS.

          • SamsungFTW

            Again, nothing “went south”. The carriers are greedy. There is no mystery there. They can make more money with their own product, and even more if they force it to be used exclusively. As so many things in life, it comes down only to greed and money.

        • SamsungFTW

          Thank you for forcing ISIS on those wishing to use mobile payments.

    • tcope

      But it’s okay for Google to block the Secure Element in other people’s phones? Truth is, Google wants to corner the market as well.

      • Doan

        Do you have a credible link providing further information about what you’re referring to?

  • http://www.scaryuncledevin.com/ Devin Rodriguez

    Kinda sucks for the us T-Mobile Nexus 4 customers, I can only get an ISIS SIM card from T-Mobile in Salt Lake City, UT or Austin, TX, and even then the phone isn’t on their official list either. Lame.

    • beerme828

      yeah. having to get a special SIM is BS -at least make it available to me outside of your test markets.

  • Robert Willis

    Is there a list of the “participating credit cards”?

    • Jeff Creemer

      American Express, Capital One, and Chase.

      • Robert Willis

        Thanks!

  • TRIQ6

    Tmobile Nexus 4 here – can i sideload this app? $100 amazon card warrants a little more effort than most offers, ya know?

    • FredRubRubbedTheRedRockRed

      Same conundrum. It’s apparently incompatible with my gnex, but I have an NFC SIM card.

  • BSweetness

    Well, you don’t get the gift card simply by adding a participating credit card to your account. It’s after you add a participating credit card and then use Isis to make a purchase on that card.

    Still a great deal for those who are able to take advantage of it.

  • Jeff Creemer

    The email I got said it’s only a $50 Amazon Gift Card. I’ve tried adding a credit card to it before, but all it resulted in was Capital One sending me a new card.
    I’ve also learned that the “selected markets” isn’t accurate. It works in all areas, but the carrier only guarantees that it will work in those few markets. In reality, it’ll work anywhere you see the Pay Pass readers.

    • Alex Mette

      So if I’m understanding you correctly, I can install Isis on my GS4, add the CC, make a payment at a pay pass terminal and receive the gift card even though I’m not in one of the test markets?

      • Jeff Creemer

        As far as I understand it. I had already set up ISIS on my phone and used it once, which may be why my email only said $50 instead of $100. Who knows? I just got my CC added to it and will try using it tonight and see if I get an email with the gift card code.
        Even if you don’t add a CC, ISIS gives you a $10 balance on it to use for signing up, so there’s $10 at least.

  • Michael

    I’ll sign up for the $100 dollars, but once that’s gone I’m done.

    • PAYWITHISIS

      Please remember that you must have Isis Mobile Wallet for at least 30 days without an app deletion for the code to be valid and not end up being void.

      Thank You for choosing ISIS

      • feztheforeigner

        Damn. It’s stuff like that making people hate Isis and love Wallet all the more…

      • Kendell Haynes

        is that 30 days from sign up or app installation?