Google Wallet is partnering with Softcard, the carrier-backed NFC payment system that has long hindered Google Wallet. Softcard was first introduced several years ago as Isis, an NFC mobile payment system that was supported by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, all three of which blocked Google Wallet on their devices ... Read More »
ISIS has been a solid alternative to Google Wallet for those who want a mobile payment system. Tap your NFC enabled device to a supported sensor inside a store, and your bank card is charged. No need to carry around your wallet or fumble with cards (not that it’s very difficult).
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last several weeks, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the news about the extremist militant group ISIS, based out of Iraq and Syria, that have been involved in several recent violent incidents spanning the Middle East. Because of this, Isis mobile wallet will see a ... Read More »
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Isis has been teased for a long, long time as the first real Google Wallet competitor. Isis, pushed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, is an NFC payment system, where you can pay for items in stores by tapping your Isis enabled phone to a special reader and it automatically pays. This is done through NFC, ... Read More »
The mobile payment situation in the US is really bleak. Google Wallet is the best option at the moment, but that isn’t saying much. Adoption for the service is beyond slow. Only some Sprint and Virgin phones have Wallet support, along with unbranded Nexus devices. The three biggest carriers in the US are refusing to ... Read More »
NFC mobile payments are convenient and easy and more secure than traditional credit cards and cash. One of the biggest players in this market is Google Wallet, which was unveiled back in May 2011. But Google’s service is not the most successful, and it is about to face a competitor with a much ... Read More »
While Sprint remains committed to Google Wallet for Near Field Communications based mobile payments, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are all backing Isis. Slated to make an appearance on smartphones this summer, Isis is making news today with an announcement of their first banking partners, and a screenshot showcasing what to expect from the service.
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After the outcry of emotions in response to Verizon’s decision to keep Google Wallet away from the Galaxy Nexus, Big Red has come forward with a statement that kind-of sort-of sets the record straight.
According to the statement, the first thing that needs to be kept in mind is that “Verizon does not block ... Read More »
The Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will come with a small amount of carrier related bloatware. We’ve discussed this fact before here at Android and Me, but today it needs to be brought up again. Because not only will Verizon be adding carrier related apps to the pure Google experience device, they’ll ... Read More »