Isis up and running in two locations, Austin and Salt Lake City

Isis up and running in two locations, Austin and Salt Lake City
The other day, we told you that mobile payment service Isis would be up and running on Monday. Sure enough, those in the cities of Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah sporting an Isis enabled phone can tap the device on the terminal to pay for a purchase. The compatible phones need to be NFC enabled and have the Isis app installed. There are nine handsets that currently work with the service and another eleven will be available next year. The Isis servce is owned by Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T, and has entered a field that Google has failed to capture with Google Wallet.

Isis is now available in two cities

Isis is now available in two cities

Verizon is adding the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD to the compatible list this week while at T-Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G, and Samsung Galaxy S II will support Isis. Over at AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, Samsung Exhilarate, LG Escape and Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro are all Isis-enabled. The banks currently working with the service are American Express, Capital One, and Chase. If you have a credit card from one of those issuers, you will be able to use Isis.

As with any debut for something of this ilk, Isis is starting off small and will eventually add more locations and more banks. Now we will have to see if this becomes a wake up call for Google. And yes, don't forget that Sprint is also working on its own mobile payment service. A list of locations that accept the service can be found here.


source: T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon via AndroidCentral

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8 Comments

1. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Haha, yeah Salt Lake. Bout time something cellular wise happened here.

2. cncrim

Posts: 1571; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Finally, it is happen here in state.

3. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I don't think it's fair to say that Google has failed to capture NFC payments with Google Wallet, especially when it was purposely blocked by carriers to prevent it from competing with ISIS. You're putting down Google Wallet when it's not their fault that the carriers blocked it.

4. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

How come it's on the Samsung Galaxy SIII for both T-mobile and ATT&T but not for Verizon? Does this make sense?

5. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

None.

6. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Search the play store on the web, it's there for Verizon but the Galaxy S3 isn't compatible for it yet. They're gonna push the Droids first since the Droids are Verizon's flagship brand.

8. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I just searched from the phone and it's not there.

7. Skidro13

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

Verizon is run by lazy dirt bags

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