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.”