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With the announcement yesterday that the mobile payment program ISIS has been pushed back into October, T-Mobile is still continuing to make preparations for the platform launch in both Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah. ISIS head of marketing, Jaymee Johnson declined to comment about why the project had been delayed for the second time this year. Johnson did however state that the project had made continued progress.
“We are wrapping things up and finishing that final punch list of items,” he said, adding that the company’s partnerships for the service had not changed.
Johnson said that ISIS would have “hundreds of merchant partners” by the time it launches in the two test cities with the number increasing to the “thousands” of partners later. Partners included in the ISIS project include American Express, JP Morgan Chase and Capital One Financial.
For T-Mobile’s part, residents of both Salt Lake City and Austin will be able to pick up ISIS compatible SIM cards beginning on October 1st. As of now, the HTC Amaze 4G, Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy S II are set as the launch devices, though we expect T-Mobile to announce more devices soon.