When Google introduced Host Card Emulation (HCE) with Kit Kat back in November, some of us looked at the move as them flipping the bird to Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, along with their Isis Mobile Wallet application. For over a year, companies like Verizon refused to allow Google Wallet to work on their phones, denying that it had anything to do with their investment in Isis and everything to do with the app trying to access a phone’s Secure Element (SE). With HCE and Kit Kat, that need to access a Secure Element was removed, meaning there was no longer a way for mobile payment services to be blocked. HCE quickly became the future of mobile payments, something MasterCard and Visa are now fully behind. (more…)
Isis Mobile Wallet users can now add Wells Fargo credit cards to the NFC-powered payment application, which has been growing steadily in support for various card providers. The last card to receive support was the American Express Serve card, which took place just last month. The service is still unavailable to Visa users and other banks, but with the addition of Wells Fargo, this is certainly a step in the right direction.
Isis Mobile Wallet - the joint venture mobile payment system of AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile – hasn’t exactly won over our hearts since its official launch earlier this month. With limited card support, we aren’t finding a way to even get started with the service. Since Isis only supports Chase and American Express cards, adding your everyday bank card or Visa isn’t possible at the moment. Well, it sort of is now, in a round-about way. (more…)
Isis Mobile Wallet, the mobile payment joint venture between Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T, has finally gone nationwide as of this morning. After what seemed like an eternity of testing, those who live in Salt Lake City, UT and Austin, TX are no longer exclusive members of this mobile payment community. Apps for each carrier’s version of Isis are available on Google Play, along with showcases of the service in individual carrier stores. (more…)
An update for Verizon’s HTC One was approved this morning as build 1.10.605.10. The update is minor and only improves device lock-ups while introducing an update to Isis Mobile Wallet. With approval and support docs happening today, we’d imagine that the update will rollout to Ones within the next couple of days.
The update is 33.8MB in size.
A little over a week ago, we received the email you are seeing below, which is a statement from Capital One, informing us that they were leaving the Isis Mobile Wallet pilot test. As you all know, Isis is the mobile payment joint venture between Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T that is essentially the reason we all can’t enjoy Google Wallet to its fullest. They have been working on this mobile payment system for what seems like forever, only launching in two test markets last year. With semi-recent word that they had a nationwide rollout planned before the end of 2013, we thought all was well. But with news of one of their biggest credit card partners leaving, what’s left for Isis? (more…)
Anyone remember Isis Mobile Wallet, the joint venture mobile payment system created by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile? Anyone? No? Thought by many to be the only reason we can’t access Google Wallet on any of those three carriers, Isis’ nationwide rollout will finally happen this year, according to a press release from the company. (more…)
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. (more…)