The Isis mobile commerce joint venture from AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless is now available to use across the USA. It was originally announced in November 2010 and launched pilot schemes in the states of Texas and Utah last year.
Customers can use the Isis Mobile Wallet application for contactless payments and can also take advantage of special deals and loyalty offers via the app. They’ll require an updated SIM card from their network operator before downloading the Isis app to a compatible Android handset.
Payments are made via an American Express Serve account that’s funded from the customer’s chosen credit card, debit card or bank account.
Rick Oglesby, senior analyst at research company Aite Group, said “Isis is one of few truly independent wallets that is not tied to a specific financial institution, merchant or online marketing scheme. This wallet-as-a-platform approach positions Isis to unify the consumer experience across the many developing mobile shopping environments,” said “The national rollout is an important step towards making mobile payments a part of everyday retail experiences.”