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Isis Mobile Payment Starts in Two Cities

SALT LAKE CITY — Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, announced this week the availability of the Isis Mobile Wallet here and in Austin, Texas.

Consumers can select from nine Isis-ready handsets, with an expected 11 additional handsets coming to market by year end. The phones can be used to tap and pay at hundreds of locations in Austin and Salt Lake City where contactless payments are accepted, including Whole Foods, Dick’s Market, Viva Market, 7-Eleven, McDonald’s and Rite Aid in Salt Lake City, and CVS, 7-Eleven and McDonald’s in Austin. A full list can be found at

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To pay with their phones, consumers would need to visit an AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA or Verizon Wireless retail store in Austin or Salt Lake City to receive a secure element SIM and ensure their handset model is Isis Ready. In addition, they would download the Isis Mobile Wallet application from Google Play, and load an eligible American Express, Capital One or Chase credit card into the Isis Mobile Wallet or get started with the Isis Cash card that comes in every Wallet.

“The launch of the Isis Mobile Wallet in Austin and Salt Lake City represents a milestone for both Isis and the mobile commerce industry,” said Ryan Hughes, chief marketing officer, Isis, in a statement. “With as many as 20 Isis Ready handsets headed to market by year end, we are experiencing an unprecedented level of support for NFC and consumer choice.”

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