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ISIS mobile payments gets name change to Softcard

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: 1639; 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: 597; 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: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

I lauged more then I should

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 00:50

10. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 356; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)

ISIS in need of a name change. Shieet.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 01:13

11. md227a (Posts: 172; 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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