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…)
Having realized that your phones can be used for things other than making calls, like paying for goods on the go, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile teamed up to create a joint venture called Isis Mobile Wallet. It’s goal is to become your one and only NFC-based mobile payment system. While the service hasn’t rolled out nationally, it is being tested in two markets: Salt Lake City and Austin. For those who live in these two cities, you can test the service to your heart’s desire this very minute as long as you have a phone with an NFC chip inside. The rest of us, we have to wait until it gets the thumbs up for a bigger rollout.
In the mean time, we thought we’d put together a little tutorial on the app since we were able to get a hold of one of Isis’ requirements, an NFC SIM card. We typically like to do our best at preparing the DL community for what’s to come. So let’s talk about it. (more…)
Last week, we put together yet another new piece that discussed Verizon’s reasoning for not allowing Google Wallet to work on their NFC-equipped devices. In a response to an FCC complaint, VZW argued that since Google Wallet requires interaction with the “secure element” of a phone, that it’s different than normal applications, including other m-commerce apps. Since it needs to access this “secure element” in order to function, Verizon isn’t OK with it and has asked Google to make sure that it doesn’t work on their phones. However, with their own mobile payment app, they appear to be 100% behind an app using that same “secure element.” (more…)
Google Wallet originally launched in September of 2011. Here we are over a year later, and the mobile payment app is still not available to Verizon’s NFC-equipped phones. Even after refuting reports that they were blocking the app, when they actually were blocking the app, it’s still an app that is only available to select unlocked phones and a couple of others on Sprint. Why is that? (more…)