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American Express commits to Isis, makes spending cash easier

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American Express commits to Isis, makes spending cash easier
Even though most Americans do not really fancy mobile payment systems, this modern technology is steadily gaining traction. Google wallet has been around for a while already, and Isis is still scheduled to launch later this year. About the latter, it is backed up by a number of carriers and manufacturers, including Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, as well as HTC, LG, Samsung, Motorola, and RIM. That is why we expect Isis to go big once it becomes available to the public, and a recently announced partnership is going to help boost its adoption.

It is now official: Isis will support cards issued by American Express. That includes Serve cards, which are based on the idea of digital contact-less payments. Holders of American Express cards will be able to easily load them into Isis, which will transform their NFC-capable phones into digital wallets. Since last year, American Express has been on the list of institutions backing up Isis, but it is today that it has announced it will allow enrollment of its credit cards.

Once real life testing of the service is complete, Isis will be first made available for customers in Salt Lake City, Utah and Austin, Texas. That is expected to happen within the following months.

source: American Express, Isis via Engadget

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posted on 11 May 2012, 08:38 1

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

If Americans do not fancy mobile payment systems, why all of the $ being put into them? This may be the biggest bust since Coca-Cola tried messing with the formula for original Coke....

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