Tag Archives: NFC

ISIS Mobile Wallet launched on T-Mobile and other carriers

For almost a year, an alternative to Google Wallet, ISIS has been in beta testing mode in a select few markets. It’s carrier sponsored, which certainly explains why some of the carriers weren’t always keen on Google’s offering. Regardless, ISIS is now out of beta and can be used by anyone, providing you have a compatible NFC-equipped phone. A version of the app was released by each of the three sponsoring carriers (AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile) and … [read full article]

T-Mobile Stores Begin Receiving ISIS-Ready SIM Cards As Mobile Payment Services Readies For Nationwide Launch

As news broke in late July that the ISIS mobile payment system was finally ready to go nationwide later this year, it was only time before T-Mobile stores started to ramp up as well. As one of the three national carriers supporting the Google Wallet competitor, T-Mobile stores in the Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas areas began receiving this SIM cards last year. However, after a series of delays ISIS … [read full article]

ISIS Mobile Payment System Finally Said To Go Nationwide Later This Year

ISIS, the mobile payment system back by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile said yesterday it would expand its (very delayed) payment system nationwide later this year. ISIS allows consumers to make payments by waving their phones at a check-out terminal in lieu of a credit card. ISIS uses NFC technology that will allow to redeem coupons and use loyalty “with a tap of their smartphone.” ISIS originally was set to launch in the first … [read full article]

Samsung Introduces New Wallet App, Takes Design Tips Right Out Of Passbook

Say hello to Samsung Wallet, introduced this morning by the company during a developer conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Wallet, like Apple’s Passbook, of which it seems to borrow a few design cues will store event tickets, boarding passes, membership cards and coupons all in one centralized location. Wallet also features time and location-based push notifications, which is again eerily similar to Apple’s Passbook used to notify users when they can use Wallet cards stored … [read full article]

Samsung’s Latest Series Of Galaxy S III Ads Include Plenty Of Reasons To NFC Transfer

Samsung’s latest series of Galaxy S III marketing spots have hit the airwaves via YouTube and well, they include plenty of reasons to use the smartphone’s NFC transfer function. With “Work Trip,” you’ve got a father taking off on a business trip and is presented a video from his daughters to watch on his trip. As for his wife, she too has a recorded video, but she definitely doesn’t want him watching it on the airplane. … [read full article]

ISIS Mobile Wallet Launches Today In Salt Lake City, Utah And Austin, Texas

Right on schedule this morning is the announcement  of the ISIS Mobile Wallet system via T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon Wireless in Salt Lake City, Utah and Austin, Texas. “With Isis, you won’t have to carry around that physical credit card — and you can transfer a lot more personal necessities from your wallet onto your phone, thanks to secure NFC services.” The ISIS payment system will offer T-Mobile customers “a secure … [read full article]

ISIS Team Confirms October 22nd Launch In Salt Lake City, Austin

In a confirmation of our story earlier this week indicating the ISIS Mobile Wallet program would begin on October 22nd, comes confirmation via The Verge from the head of marketing for ISIS. “Isis will be launching in Austin and Salt Lake City on Oct. 22. By year end, as many as 20 Isis Ready handsets are expected to be in market. We look forward to sharing more details on Oct. 22.” … [read full article]

(Updated With New Details) TouchWiz Exploit Can Reset A Device Just By Visiting A Website

Samsung Galaxy S II and S III owners beware as an exploit caused by a single line of code can cause an unstoppable factory reset of your Samsung device. Posted by Pau Oliva earlier in the day, the code was at first only thought to affect the Galaxy S II however, new reports since this morning have indicated that a number of other Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S III suffer from the same exploit. The hack … [read full article]

T-Mobile Readies SIM Card Release For ISIS Mobile Wallet System

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 … [read full article]

ISIS Mobile Payment System To Debut In September, Three T-Mobile Devices Included

With T-Mobile announcing a software update for the Galaxy S II that includes “ISIS” details, the internet is abuzz with what exactly T-Mobile was updating. Thankfully, Bloomberg seems to have the answer with a report that ISIS’ CEO says to expect a September launch in two test markets. In fact, the two test markets, Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah are the very same markets we discovered as T-Mobile’s own … [read full article]