Isis delays launch of payment system, no date announced

Isis, the joint mobile payment venture from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, was supposed to launch in two markets this summer. But the company is delaying the roll out of the NFC-based payment system without a firm launch date to announce.

Isis recruits big point-of-sale providers for mobile payment push

Isis, the mobile payment joint-venture between Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, has been lining up an array of partners across payment networks, handset manufacturers and banks. Today, it’s announcing that it has partnered with big point-of-sale payment systems providers VeriFone, Ingenico, VivoTech and Equinox Payments.

Boku targets carriers with in-store payment system

Boku up until now has been known for enabling carrier billing for online goods. But the San Francisco payment start-up is leaping into the physical world with the launch of a new white label offering for carriers that will include in-store payments.

Verizon’s New Year’s vow: Cut back on credit cards

Looking to cut billing costs and buff its green credentials, Verizon Wireless has spent the last few years encouraging its customers to move to paperless billing. Now with millions of customers reading and paying their bills online, Verizon is springing a “convenience” fee trap.

Forget wallets. What else is NFC good for?

NFC has been trashed by critics, who say it adds no value to consumers or is a technology in search of a need. But increasingly, we’re seeing more interesting projects and applications being built that show how NFC will be deployed outside of mobile payment situations.

Isis selects Gemalto to manage mobile payments for NFC wallet

Isis, the near field communication mobile wallet venture from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, took another step forward with the announcement that it has selected SIM card maker and digital security specialist Gemalto as its trusted service manager for its mobile wallet.

Handset makers line up behind Isis NFC payment platform

Isis, the near field communication (NFC) joint venture with Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile said it has lined up HTC, LG, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Samsung Mobile and Sony Ericsson, who will introduce NFC-enabled mobile devices that implement Isis’ NFC and technology standards.

Credit card companies sign-up & back operator NFC platform

Isis, the carrier led near NFC mobile payment platform, revamped its approach this spring in favor of a more open system that invited credit card companies to join its digital wallet. Today, Isis announced that it’s signed up Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover as partners.

Why Winning Over Merchants Will be Key To Mobile Payments

There are a ton of mobile payment initiatives getting under way. But to get mobile payments to soar, it takes the buy in from merchants, who have to be convinced that it’s a necessary and beneficial step up from the current way of doing business.

Isis: Respect the Carriers; We’ll Be Key to NFC Success

Rather than scaling back on its plans for its own NFC payments network, the carrier-led Isis joint venture is ramping up and welcoming more credit card companies and banks. And that, Isis believes, will make the carrier venture even more critical to the success of NFC.