Report: ISIS mobile wallet to debut next month
0. phoneArena 28 Aug 2012, 18:49 posted on
Hours after word spread about an update to the T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy S II that brought support for ISIS to the device, a report was released with speculation that the carrier-led mobile wallet would debut in September...
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1. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 253; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Let's see, the Galaxy Nexus, the phone that Google wanted to flagship their Google Wallet, blocked from Google Play by Verizon and other carriers because they wanted to use Isis, came out in December of last year. It took them 9 months to make this program finally available?
9 months it too them to finish Isis while Google Wallet was out shortly after the launch of the Nexus. Isis is supposed to compete with Google Wallet, which had a 9 month head start.
There's a gear that missing in this machine, and I can't place my finger on it.
2. e.wvu (unregistered)
I don't really care for this feature. That's what my debit card is for. Phones are easier to lose than credit cards, so depends on how secure the NFC device is, or if it works the same as a debit/credit card, there's going to be a lot of stolen devices.
3. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
I don't think it's gonna be an NFC feature. That's what Google Wallet is. I think you'll basically input your credit card info into your phone and the phone will display a bar code on the screen that, when scanned by the register, will start the credit card transaction. Something to that effect. I don't believe all of the phones mentioned above have NFC built in anyways.