ISIS to launch in Austin and Salt Lake City on October 22nd

Long-in-gestation mobile payment platform ISIS will officially launch on October 22nd in Austin and salt Lake City, a company spokesperson confirmed to Phandroid today. ISIS is a major payment system backed by the majority of major US wireless providers, and is a big reason why we have yet to see official Google Wallet access on any carrier but Sprint. Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T are all partners with ISIS, and it is expected that as many as 20 ISIS-ready handsets will be on the market by the end of the year.

The ISIS Mobile Wallet app recently launched in the Google Play Store and is currently limited to T-Mobile handsets,and it is expected that the trial launching October 22nd will also be limited to the carrier, though ISIS plans to announce more info come that date. Here is the full statement from Jaymee Johnson, head of marketing at 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.”

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  • Teddy_Ruxpin

    Welp, I am in Austin, and have an S3 on T-Mo. Looks like I meet the requirements. Apparently I have to pick up a new sim card (free of charge) from T-Mo to get it to work. The program currently claims my phone is not compatible.

  • ari_free

    Just do what it takes to get the job done so we can have a NFC payment system.

  • Alu Zeros

    the networks want this over google wallet, lol, in the year 2015 your maybe your phone and city will be supported.

  • http://twitter.com/jordanlong20 Jordan Long

    I saw some little cars (I think they were SMART brand) painted Purple with ISIS on them in South Austin yesterday. It also said something like Mobix or Mobi or similar on the vehicles (2 of them)

  • Michael Thompson

    Just don’t drop donuts on the floor…because that’s how we get ants.
    DO YOU WANT TO GET ANTS???

  • mike

    And that is how we GET ANTS!

  • a) youth.in.asia

    So what does this mean for us that are still on landlines?

  • InspectorGadget80

    Why is this such big news?