Isis (mobile payment system)
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Isis is a joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the mobile payment space, announced on 16 November 2010. The system is reported to be based on near field communication (NFC). Notably, Sprint is not part of the consortium. The CEO of ISIS is Mike Abbott. The ISIS mobile system has partnered with the Discover network and Barclaycard US.
On April 4, 2011, Isis announced it will pilot the Isis mobile commerce program in Salt Lake City in early to mid-2012. On July 19, 2011, a partnership was announced between ISIS, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
On August 29, 2011, the three mobile phone companies announced plans to invest more than $100 million in the project.
Isis uses several underlying technologies:
- ISIS Homepage
- Difference Between Credit Card and ISIS Mobile Wallet
- Isis picks C-Sam to supply NFC mobile wallet technology
- Isis picks Gemalto for NFC mobile commerce platform
- Hachman, Mark (July 19, 2011). "Isis Carrier Venture Signs Payment Deals with Visa, Mastercard, Others". PC Magazine. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
- Olga, Kharif. "AT&T-Verizon-T Mobile Sets $100 Million for Google Fight: Tech". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
- Clark, Sarah. "Isis picks C-Sam to supply NFC mobile wallet technology". NFC World. Retrieved Aug 1, 2012.
- Clark, Sarah. "Isis picks Gemalto for NFC mobile commerce platform". NFC World. Retrieved Aug 1, 2012.
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