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ISIS mobile payments gets name change to Softcard

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ISIS is changing its name to Softcard

ISIS is changing its name to Softcard

With the name ISIS still bringing up thoughts about a group of terrorists in the Middle East, the mobile payments company by the same name is getting re-branded. Owned by a conglomerate that includes Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T, ISIS will now be called Softcard. While the name has changed, the mobile payments firm will continue to offer the same tap to pay services. It will take a few weeks for the name change to take effect for all subscribers.

It's too bad that in this day and age, we have to worry about a company changing its name so as not to be confused with a violent organization. ISIS had announced its intention to re-brand earlier this year, but recent developments have forced it to move up the timeline.

It is expected that the newly named Softcard will be facing a new competitor when the Apple iPhone 6 is introduced on September 9th. The next iteration of Apple's smartphone is expected to offer NFC connectivity and a new mobile payment platform. Currently, certain models of the iPhone can use the Incipio Cashwrap case that comes with a micro NFC chip, and works in conjunction with the ISIS mobile wallet app. 

While the ISIS terror group has recently changed its name to ISIL, it probably is still a good idea on Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T's part to change the name of its mobile payment service                                        

source: Softcard via Phonescoop

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posted on 03 Sep 2014, 22:50 1

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


i guess porn sites should change the MILF title as there is a terrorist organisation with that name too

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 23:25

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Are the terrorists in that group actually MILFs? :)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 23:37 2

6. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Yes. For them they were not terrorist but liberators.

Morro Islamic Liberation Front or MILF based on Philippines

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 23:05 4

2. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


how unfortunate
they can't sue the group that's copying their name.

...which strikes an idea!
perhaps companies hell-bent ruining each other can finance a terrorist group and have them use the trademarked/patented names of their rivals.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 23:26 1

4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Would make for some very interesting Google search results too :)

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 00:24 2

9. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1162; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


That's the old American way to deal with a problem: sue until you get your way.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 23:31

5. joey18 (Posts: 589; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


ala ala ala mobile payment samsung s6

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 23:43 2

7. james1 (Posts: 97; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Isis, softcard, whatever it still sucks....can't be compared to Google wallet

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 00:15

8. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I lauged more then I should

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 00:50

10. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 301; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


ISIS in need of a name change. Shieet.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 01:13

11. md227a (Posts: 144; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Love google wallet! Use it almost every day.

posted on 06 Sep 2014, 20:31

12. calebchoo88 (Posts: 11; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


does ISIS allow merchant outside of USA?

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