ISIS to Launch, along with NFC iPhone Case


ISIS — the mobile payments joint venture among AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile — will launch nationwide within the next few weeks with a redesigned app. The company’s NFC-based services will work across most new Android phones, and ISIS plans to support the iPhone via an NFC-capable case that will be released in the next few months.

The company didn’t release details on the NFC iPhone case, including how much it would cost. When it launches, the company expects ISIS users to be able to make purchases at around 1.3 million contactless payment locations across the country, including at 24 of the top 100 merchants.

ISIS CEO Michael Abbott remains upbeat about ISIS’ impending nationwide launch, promising that it would outdo rival mobile payment systems like those from PayPal. Further, he promised that there would be 30 million ISIS-capable NFC devices in the U.S. by the end of next year.