ISIS to launch officially on October 22, to be supported on 20 devices by year's end
Once the system goes live, a handful of AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers will be given the chance to enjoy spending their cash at select stores by tapping their smartphone onto a terminal at the cash register, instead of taking out their wallet. And by handful we mean those subscribers who have a compatible device running the ISIS mobile application, who have an ISIS-supporting SIM card, and happen to live in Austin or Salt Lake City. Wondering if your handset is on the list?
Let's see: if you are a Verizon subscriber, the only smartphone that will work from day one is expected to be the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE. T-Mobile has three devices that should get along with ISIS well, namely the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S II, and the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G. The most smartphones compatible with ISIS are on AT&T and those are the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Exhilarate, Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro, LG Escape, and HTC One X. By the end of 2012, the total number of smartphones compatible with ISIS is expected to reach 20.
That is all we know so far, but we are hoping to hear more details about ISIS on Monday, as soon as the system goes live. Is anyone thinking of giving it a shot next week? Let us know down in the comments!
source: Engadget, Android Authority
1. estreito (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 May 2012)
Are we giving our smartphones too much control over our lives?
2. Kostas_13 (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Sep 2012)
Yeah, I also believe that we actually do so.
3. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
No, we are giving too much control to smartphones over us to simplify our life. It's all in how you take the technological advancements... In my case I need that
4. bighandssmallpockets (Posts: 47; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Just like when we gave up the dewey decimal system. Libraries have gone totally downhill since!
5. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Even with all the support from pretty much all the major carriers, I do not think this will amount to much else except annoyance as carriers often fail at creating applications that make sense. Furthermore, I can also not seem them give proper support for every device without some special nonsense.
6. buggerrer (Posts: 288; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
Why isn't the GSIII on Verizon not supported when it is on both ATT & Tmobile?
7. wreh3 (Posts: 25; Member since: 19 Apr 2010)
I think if your credit cards/bank book, driver license, and all things that you put in ur wallet or purse are on the smartphone, it make things much easier for anybody; becuz if a thief steals ur phn, he/she doesnt know ur password to get in ur phn or ur accts. So, I like that advancement in technology.
9. downphoenix (Posts: 2375; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
some people dont lock it with passwords though.
10. ckingt4 (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 May 2012)
If your cc is on your phone and your not locking it thats on you. you cant fix stupid and you shouldnt have to cater to it either.