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SUBWAY launches Softcard-branded NFC payment terminals at more than 26,000 locations nationwide, the largest NFC restaurant deployment in the United States

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September 16, 2014 – MILFORD, CT – The SUBWAY® restaurant chain today announced that it will launch NFC-based mobile payments nationwide on October 1st with Softcard, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless. Softcard users can use their mobile phones to experience a new way to pay and save at more than 26,000 SUBWAY locations in the United States. This is one of the largest deployments of mobile payment capability in the country.

Softcard and the SUBWAY® brand are also teaming up to deliver offers to SUBWAY® customers via the Softcard app. As part of this promotion, Softcard users that tap and pay at a SUBWAY® restaurant will receive $1 back on every purchase over $1 made with the American Express Serve card through year-end*.

This national launch is the extension of a relationship that began in 2013 and included a successful pilot in Salt Lake City earlier this year. The relationship will continue beyond today’s announcement to include the SUBWAY® loyalty program.

“Softcard has proven to be a valuable partner to us and we are proud to extend our relationship with them,” said Carman Wenkoff, Chief Information Officer, for the SUBWAY® chain. “As we’ve worked together to implement and pilot this technology, we’ve been impressed with the Softcard team and opportunities available through the Softcard platform. By embracing mobile payments and loyalty with Softcard’s SmartTap™ technology, we’re making it easier for customers to enjoy smart choices on the go.”

In the coming months, SUBWAY will include the SUBWAY Card Rewards Program in the Softcard app, providing customers in participating SUBWAY Rewards markets with a simpler way to collect Reward Points. Cardholders who load their SUBWAY rewards card into the Softcard app will be able to simply tap their phones to the reader using SmartTapTM for fast and convenient presentation to the point of sale.  SmartTapTM is a Softcard developed protocol that adds commerce data to an NFC transaction leveraging industry standard NFC technology to deliver loyalty and offers to retailer’s point of sales systems.

Quick-service restaurants (QSR) are quickly adopting mobile payment technology as consumers show increasing interest in using their mobile devices for an easier way to pay. The National Restaurant Association reports four in 10 young adults say they would likely pay for their quick-service restaurant orders by mobile or wireless device if they could.

“SUBWAY is a leader in the quick-service restaurant industry and has placed itself at the forefront of mobile payments with today’s announcement,” said Michael Abbott, chief executive officer, Softcard. “We’re thrilled to have a great partner in SUBWAY; and we look forward to providing their customers with a simpler, quicker way to pay.”

Softcard is a mobile commerce platform that combines payments, offers and loyalty to provide users a safe and easy way to shop, pay and save using their mobile phones. The app uses NFC, SmartTapTM and other industry leading technologies to enable secure payments and commerce at more than 200,000 locations nationwide. Softcard is available on more than 80 devices across AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless and is preloaded on more than 30 of those devices with more being added all the time.

*Additional details on the American Express Serve card offer can be found at the following link: https://www.paywithisis.com/offers/serve.html.

About SUBWAY® restaurants

Since 1965, SUBWAY® owners have been devoted to offering customers customized made to order sandwiches with a wide range of better-for-you options. Providing easy access to vegetables, detailed nutrition, dietary, and healthy lifestyle information has been a priority for the SUBWAY® chain for many years, earning the American Heart Association’s Heart Check Meal Certification in 2012 for many Fresh Fit™ meal options. As the world’s largest restaurant chain, thousands of dedicated entrepreneurs have the opportunity to run their own business, while playing an important role in their communities. To learn more information about us, visit http://www.subway.com, like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/subway and follow us on https://twitter.com/subway. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc.

About Softcard

The joint venture is between AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless and is based in New York City. The venture is chartered with building Softcard, a national mobile commerce venture that will fundamentally transform how people shop, pay and save. Softcard™ is available to all merchants, banks, payment networks and mobile carriers. Softcard and the associated logos are trademarks of JVL Ventures, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos, product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information visit www.gosoftcard.com.

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When our company was founded, our vision was to develop a simple wallet app that consumers could use on any device, anywhere with any card. To deliver on that promise, we selected NFC as the best technology that was secure, simple and open to innovation.

We think that today’s announcement by Apple to support NFC is very significant and sets the stage for rapid scale adoption of mobile commerce.

We would like to let you know that we are actively working with Apple to enable Softcard on the iPhone in 2015 — using an integrated secure SIM-based hardware solution.

- Michael Abbott, CEO

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In July, we announced that we would rebrand the Isis Wallet to avoid confusion and association with a violent Islamic militant group in the Middle East whose name, when translated into English, is known by the acronym, ISIS. However coincidental, we have no desire to share a name with this group and our hearts go out to those affected by this violence.

Our search for a new name has been rooted in our founding vision: to use the power of the mobile phone to help consumers find a safer and better way to shop, pay and save. But we also wanted a name and visual identity that had the power, flexibility and simplicity to define our category.

Today, I’m pleased to announce we will rebrand the Isis Wallet to Softcard.

Together with a simple and flexible visual system, the inherent simplicity of Softcard gives it the potential to become a category defining name. That’s a bold aspiration, but one that matches the breadth of our vision.

 

Softcard logo

 

What does this mean for our customers?

First and most importantly, your current Isis Wallet will continue to work as it always has. In the next few weeks, we will launch the updated Softcard app. At that point, you can update your app as you normally would and see that your Isis Wallet has become Softcard.

We appreciate your patience as we work through this effort.  Because we’ve chosen to move swiftly, small traces of Isis will be visible for a short time.

We thank you for your patience and ongoing support as we transition to Softcard.

–Michael Abbott, CEO

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From our inception, our vision has been simple: Use the power of the mobile phone to help consumers find a safer and better way to shop, pay and save.

Four years ago, we went in search of a brand that could embody this vision. We wanted a name that brought to life our company and our values. Above all, we wanted a brand that captured the simplicity of our mobile wallet experience. We chose Isis.

Recently, we have observed with growing concern a militant group whose name, when translated into English, is Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – often referenced by the acronym ISIS.

The ISIS militant group has been linked to sectarian violence against civilians and government forces in Iraq and Syria.

However coincidental, we have no interest in sharing a name with a group whose name has become synonymous with violence and our hearts go out to those who are suffering. As a company, we have made the decision to rebrand.

Changing a brand is never easy, but we know this is the right decision – for our company, our partners and our customers.

We are actively working on a new brand, and I’ll share more with you as our journey progresses in the coming months.

In the meantime, we remain committed to growing the mobile payments ecosystem, and advancing our mobile wallet. Our focus on delivering a great product and platform to our customers hasn’t changed.

Please accept my sincere thanks for your support and dedication to our vision. And, I thank you in advance for your continued support and understanding as we work through this transition.

–Michael Abbott, CEO

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By Michael Abbott, CEO, Isis

Isis Wallet Tap to Pay

In today’s digital economy, mobile is the future of money. Juniper Research projects the number of contactless mobile phone transactions worldwide will reach 3 billion by the end of 2014. At Isis, we are excited to be at the center of this movement and pleased to share an update on our growth.

Since our launch nationwide last November, consumers across the country are experiencing the power and simplicity of paying with their phone and the response has been tremendous. Over the last 30 days, we have averaged over 20,000 Isis Wallet activations a day and our growth rate doubled over the prior month.

The right ecosystem support is in place to bolster growing consumer adoption. As of today, 68 mobile devices across AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless support the Wallet. The Wallet now comes preloaded on 14 smartphones with more preloaded devices in the pipeline.

Our merchant and issuer partners are also experiencing strong results as they offer their customers a new way to pay, coupled with great offers. Here is a sampling of what they have to say:

“Isis represents a growing percentage of our total transactions nationwide, and our stores have experienced more than 50 percent month-over-month growth in Wallet use. By the end of the first quarter Jamba Juice customers had redeemed more than 270,000 free smoothies and we expect to hit one million by this fall. The success of the 1 Million Free Smoothie Campaign has created habituation among our customers.” – James D. White, chief executive officer, Jamba Juice

“Our partnership with Isis has been extremely successful. We’re seeing positive growth of enrollments and we are hearing great things from our customers. With Isis, we’re able to reach a whole new customer base of tech-savvy users.” – Stefan Happ, general manager of U.S. payment options, American Express.

“Since we launched our agreement with Isis in December 2013, we have seen strong interest from our customers in this technology and the convenience it offers. Our customers lead mobile lives and their ability to pay for things should reflect that fact. We are excited to continue to test and learn with customers who want to be on the leading edge of mobile payments technology.” – Peter Ho, manager of digital payments for Wells Fargo’s Consumer Financial Services group.

So what’s next? We plan to further broaden our ecosystem of partners to provide customers with more options as well as new ways to save. We’ll continue to offer compelling consumer deals – all with the goal of helping consumers become ever more comfortable with mobile wallets. Along those lines, we’ll continue to innovate to ensure Wallet users have a simple and enjoyable experience while paying with Isis.

How to Get Isis:

Consumers can download the Isis Wallet for free* from the App Store or Google Play or visit their nearest carrier retail store to activate it and receive hands-on support. Once set up, consumers can pay at more than 200,000 merchant locations nationwide.

To keep up with all Isis Wallet news, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

*Messaging and data charges may apply.  The Isis Wallet app works on select Isis Ready Android phones with NFC technology and an enhanced SIM card, or select iPhone models with the purchase of an Isis Ready case featuring an NFC antenna and a Secure Element micro SD card (select carriers only).

 

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Isis Mobile Wallet® Users Who Tap to Pay with a Registered American Express Card Can Get 50% Back in Statement Credits on New York City Yellow Taxicab Ride Fares Now Through June 1, 2014

Isis Mobile Wallet American Express Taxi OfferIsis®, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless, today announced an exclusive offer for American Express Card Members:  now through June 1, 2014, American Express Card Members who tap to pay with a registered Card for a ride in a qualifying NYC Yellow Medallion Taxicab can get 50% back in statement credits.*

The promotion is available to American Express’ U.S. Consumer, OPEN® Small Business and Serve Card Members with a registered Card in the Isis Mobile Wallet. The promotion is good for up to $100 in statement credits per eligible Card and registration is limited.

“The Yellow Medallion Taxicab is an enduring part of the New York Cityscape and in celebration of this iconic symbol we are giving New Yorkers 50% back on taxi rides when they tap to pay with their registered American Express Cards in the Isis Mobile Wallet,” said Ryan Hughes, senior vice president, banking and business development, Isis. “We are excited to offer this promotion for American Express Card Members and look forward to our work with American Express as we transform the way consumers pay.”

The Isis Mobile Wallet is supported on more than fifty Isis Ready® smartphones available on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless networks. Once consumers have an Isis Ready smartphone, they can download the Isis Mobile Wallet for free from Google Play. Message and data charges may apply. Consumers can use the Isis Mobile Wallet to pay at hundreds of thousands of merchant locations nationwide.

For a complete description of promotional rules and conditions, or to register your American Express Card, visit us as www.americanexpress.com/taxi.  To learn more about the Isis Mobile Wallet, visit www.paywithisis.com or follow @PayWithIsis on Twitter.

About Isis

The joint venture is between AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless and is based in New York City. The venture is chartered with building Isis, a national mobile commerce venture that will fundamentally transform how people shop, pay and save. The Isis Mobile Commerce Platform™ will be available to all merchants, banks, payment networks and mobile carriers. Isis, Isis Mobile Wallet, Isis Ready, Isis Mobile Commerce Platform and the associated logos are trademarks of JVL Ventures, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos, product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information visit www.paywithisis.com.

*To redeem this offer, you must add an eligible American Express Card to the Isis Mobile Wallet and register that Card at americanexpress.com/taxi between March 1, 2014 and June 1, 2014. You may register more than one Card for this offer, but only those Cards you register individually will be eligible for the offer. If you pay with your registered Card using the Isis Mobile Wallet between March 1, 2014 and June 1, 2014 for a metered ride in a Yellow Medallion Taxicab licensed by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission and enabled with contactless payment terminals, you will receive a statement credit for 50% off that transaction amount. Limit of $100 of total statement credits per registered Card in this offer. Registration is limited. An “eligible American Express Card” means (1) an American Express U.S. Consumer or Small Business credit or charge Card that is not cancelled and that is issued to you by a U.S. banking subsidiary of American Express and (2) an American Express Serve Card issued to you by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. Other prepaid cards and products (including, for example, American Express Gift Cards), American Express Corporate Cards and American Express-branded Cards or account numbers issued by other financial institutions are not eligible. Transactions made using a plastic American Express Card also are not eligible for the offer. If you have problems with this offer or your Card is replaced during the promotional period, call the customer service number on the back of your Card for assistance. Offer valid on all qualifying purchases made with a registered Card, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations above. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement (or Serve Account

Statement, as applicable) within 90 days after the offer end date, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. American Express may change, modify, cancel, revoke, or terminate this offer at any time. Additional terms apply; see Registration Terms and Conditions at americanexpress.com/taxi for details.

Wells Fargo Visa consumer credit card holders can load their cards into the Isis Mobile Wallet

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  • Wells Fargo Visa consumer credit card holders can load their cards into the Isis Mobile Wallet
  • Wells Fargo Visa consumer credit card holders can load their cards into the Isis Mobile Wallet

SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK  – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and Isis®, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless, today announced the first phase of an agreement that allows Wells Fargo Visa consumer credit card holders to load their cards into the Isis Mobile Wallet®. This launch enables cardholders to securely pay, redeem coupons and present loyalty credentials, all with the tap of their phone.

“We are committed to helping our customers succeed financially. Helping them make payments when, where and how they want is part of that promise,” said Peter Ho, manager of digital payments for Wells Fargo’s Consumer Financial Services group. “Our customers lead mobile lives and their ability to pay for things should reflect that fact. During this pilot phase with Isis, we will test and learn with customers who want to be on the leading edge of this technology.”

Customers with one of the more than 50 Isis Ready® smartphones available from AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless can receive an enhanced SIM card from their wireless carrier and download the Isis Mobile Wallet for free from Google Play. Customers who visit their carrier’s retail store to activate the Isis Mobile Wallet will receive hands-on support and education from store associates. Cardholders can use the Isis Mobile Wallet at any of the hundreds of thousands of merchant locations nationwide that accept contactless payments. Customers can explore local merchants at www.paywithisis.com/where.html.

“Wells Fargo is among the most innovative brands in the country and we are pleased to introduce Isis Mobile Wallet to their credit card customers,” said Ryan Hughes, chief marketing officer, Isis. “We look forward to our work together as we deliver new payment features to consumers.”

Purchases made using the Isis Mobile Wallet are protected by Wells Fargo’s Zero Liability program, which provides cardholders with zero liability if their Wells Fargo Credit Card is lost, stolen or used without authorization and cardholders promptly notify Wells Fargo. Cardholders can remotely freeze the Isis Mobile Wallet with a single call to their mobile carrier.

First Data Corporation will serve as Wells Fargo’s Trusted Service Manager to deliver card information safely and securely onto the mobile device.

 

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.  Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.  Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.

About Isis

The joint venture is between AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless and is based in New York City. The venture is chartered with building Isis, a national mobile commerce venture that will fundamentally transform how people shop, pay and save. The Isis Mobile Commerce Platform™ is available to all merchants, banks, payment networks and mobile carriers. Isis, Isis Mobile Wallet, Isis Ready, Isis Mobile Commerce Platform and the associated logos are trademarks of JVL Ventures, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos, product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information visit www.paywithisis.com.

About First Data

First Data is the global leader in payments processing and electronic commerce solutions. Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive client revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction. More information about the company is available on FirstData.com as well as on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

 

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NEW YORK CITY – November 21, 2013 – Isis®, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA Inc. and Verizon Wireless, today announced the launch of the Isis Alliance Program. The Isis Alliance Program supports merchant technology ecosystem partners with exclusive tools and resources to help them capitalize on the opportunities created by mobile commerce.

“We created the Isis Alliance Program to serve as a resource where companies looking to deploy mobile commerce solutions have access to tools and information,” said Jim Stapleton, chief sales officer, Isis. “The Isis Alliance Program will help companies harness the competitive advantages created by mobile commerce and better serve merchant customer needs.”

The Isis Mobile Commerce Platform™ offers merchants the ability to deliver a richer, more personalized relationship with their customers through the Isis Mobile Wallet®.  It leverages the existing payments infrastructure, which means any merchant with a contactless payment terminal can accept payments via the Isis Mobile Wallet.

“Merchants depend on the retail technology industry to deliver the latest, most innovative technologies to grow their businesses,” said Joseph Finizio, president and CEO, Retail Solutions Providers Association. “We’re pleased to support the Isis Alliance Program and believe the critical tools it delivers will help retail technology providers future-proof their offerings and advance the solutions hitting the marketplace.”

Leading payment terminal manufacturers and software partners are integrating near-field communications (NFC) mobile payments and Isis SmartTap capabilities into point-of-sale (POS) offerings to ensure merchants can fully maximize the business opportunities created by mobile commerce. This enables Isis Mobile Wallet™ users to pay, present loyalty cards and redeem offers in a single transaction, effectively creating a new platform for merchant marketing campaigns and streamlining the customer experience.

“We applaud Isis for the launch of the Isis Alliance Program. Industry innovators like Isis are capitalizing on strong consumer and merchant interest in mobile payments, and the Isis Alliance Program recognizes the ISO and POS solution provider channel is a powerful pathway to get new technology to merchants,” said Jason Oxman, CEO, Electronic Transactions Association. “With relationships with more than eight million merchants, ETA member companies are uniquely positioned to introduce their merchant customers to new payments technologies. We applaud Isis for utilizing the merchant services channel to drive business, provide technology leadership and create new opportunities.”

The Isis Mobile Wallet is available nationwide and accepted in a range of merchant environments such as mass transit, vending machines, fuel pumps, taxis, restaurants, grocery and retail stores. The Isis Alliance Program supports companies representing all aspects of the merchant technology ecosystem, from hardware and software to service and technology providers.

“We firmly support the Isis Alliance Program – it aligns with our goal of advancing the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director, Smart Card Alliance. “By partnering with merchant payments acceptance providers, Isis is taking all the right steps to deliver secure payments and mobile commerce capabilities to merchants.”

To learn more or join the Isis Alliance Program, visit www.IsisAllianceProgram.com.

About Isis

The joint venture is between AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless and is based in New York City. The venture is chartered with building Isis, a national mobile commerce venture that will fundamentally transform how people shop, pay and save. The Isis Mobile Commerce Platform™ will be available to all merchants, banks, payment networks and mobile carriers. Isis, Isis Mobile Wallet, Isis Ready, Isis Mobile Commerce Platform and the associated logos are trademarks of JVL Ventures, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos, product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit www.paywithisis.com.

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 Isis Mobile Wallet 2

NEW YORK – Isis®, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless, today announced the latest version of the Isis Mobile Wallet® is now available to consumers for download in the Google Play app store and at thousands of AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless retail stores nationwide. The Isis Mobile Wallet allows customers to pay at contactless payment terminals, and to save money through special offers and loyalty cards at participating merchants – all from their Isis Ready® smartphone.

The Isis Mobile Wallet allows consumers to shop and pay using their mobile phone, by securely storing virtual versions of a customer’s participating credit or prepaid cards, as well as coupons and merchant loyalty cards. To use the Isis Mobile Wallet, customers simply select a payment card and tap their smartphone on the point-of-sale terminal.

The redesigned Isis Mobile Wallet features a simplified user interface with a clean, white background and easy-to-navigate toolbars. Integration with American Express Serve® makes it convenient for Isis Mobile Wallet users to load funds to their American Express Serve Account from a U.S. debit or credit card, bank account, or through direct deposit, as well as pay bills online and send money to friends and family using an American Express Serve Account.*

“Today’s nationwide launch of the Isis Mobile Wallet is a milestone for consumers, merchants and banks. It’s the start of a smarter way to pay,” said Michael Abbott, chief executive officer, Isis. “Together, with our partners, we’ve built a seamless mobile commerce experience. We’re pleased to bring the magic and simplicity of the Isis Mobile Wallet to consumers across the U.S.”

Starting today, customers with one of the more than 40 Isis Ready smartphones available from AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless can receive a free enhanced SIM card from their wireless carrier and download the Isis Mobile Wallet for free from Google Play.** Customers who visit a carrier retail store to activate the Isis Mobile Wallet will receive hands-on support and education from store associates.

Customers can use the Isis Mobile Wallet at merchant locations nationwide that accept contactless payments such as Toys“R”Us, Jamba Juice and Coca-Cola vending machines. Aite Group projects that hundreds of thousands of locations in the U.S. will have contactless-ready payment terminals by year end, making it the most broadly deployed mobile payments technology at the point of sale. Explore local merchants at www.paywithisis.com/where.html.

Isis Mobile Wallet users can take advantage of hundreds of dollars’ worth of money-saving deals, with full offer details available in the Isis Mobile Wallet:

  • Free soft drinks at Coca-Cola vending machines. With My Coke Rewards in the Isis Mobile Wallet, users get their first three drinks free.
  • Free smoothies at Jamba Juice. Isis and Jamba Juice are giving away one million free smoothies to Isis Mobile Wallet users at participating Jamba Juice stores across the country.
  • 20 percent back on purchases made with American Express Serve. Isis Mobile Wallet users can get 20 percent back every time they tap to pay using their American Express Serve Account for up to $200 in statement credits.  Offer available now through January 31, 2014. Additional terms apply.*

“Isis is one of few truly independent wallets that is not tied to a specific financial institution, merchant or online marketing scheme. This wallet-as-a-platform approach positions Isis to unify the consumer experience across the many developing mobile shopping environments,” said Rick Oglesby, senior analyst, Aite Group. “The national rollout is an important step towards making mobile payments a part of everyday retail experiences.”

To learn more about the Isis Mobile Wallet, visit www.paywithisis.com or follow @PayWithIsis on Twitter.

About Isis

The joint venture is between AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless and is based in New York City. The venture is chartered with building Isis, a national mobile commerce venture that will fundamentally transform how people shop, pay and save. The Isis Mobile Commerce Platform™ will be available to all merchants, banks, payment networks and mobile carriers. Isis, Isis Mobile Wallet, Isis Ready, Isis Mobile Commerce Platform and the associated logos are trademarks of JVL Ventures, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos, product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information visit www.paywithisis.com.

 

* Eligibility, fees and restrictions apply. See the American Express Serve Consumer User Agreement at serve.com/isis for details. Receive a statement credit to your American Express Serve Account equal to 20% of the value of each contactless payment transaction made from November 14, 2013 through January 31, 2014 using your eligible American Express Serve Card in the Isis Mobile Wallet at locations where American Express contactless payments are accepted. Limit of $200 US in total statement credits per American Express Serve Account in connection with this offer. Transactions made using a plastic American Express Serve Card are not eligible for the 20% credit. American Express Serve Cards issued to holders of subaccounts are not eligible for this offer and such cards cannot be added to the Isis Mobile Wallet. Statement credit will normally be applied to your American Express Serve Account promptly after your eligible purchase transaction clears, but could take up to thirty (30) days. Statement credit may be reversed if a qualifying transaction is reversed or cancelled. Offer subject to change or cancellation at any time.

 

**Messaging and data rates may apply.

 

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Enables Payments, Offers and Loyalty in a Single Contactless Transaction; Partnerships Support Mobile Commerce at Retailers, Vending Machines and Fuel Pumps  

Isis®, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA Inc. and Verizon Wireless, today announced that leading payment terminal manufacturers and software providers are integrating Isis SmartTap™ capabilities across a comprehensive range of point-of-sale (POS) offerings, from high-end integrated POS terminals to vending and other unattended solutions. As Isis prepares for national availability later this year, today’s news signals support for SmartTap capabilities in a broad range of payment environments.

The Isis SmartTap protocol is a new, proprietary mobile commerce software specification that leverages near field communications (NFC) technology, a standard feature on most new smartphones. When supported in an NFC reader or payment terminal, the SmartTap protocol enables Isis Mobile Wallet™ users to pay, present loyalty cards and redeem offers in a single transaction.

“NFC is the international standard for mobile payments,” said Jim Stapleton, chief sales officer, Isis. “The proliferation of SmartTap capabilities at the point-of-sale takes mobile payments one step further, providing rich commerce features that offer an effortless consumer experience and drive engagement and loyalty in a way previously not possible. By providing Isis Ready™ solutions, POS, payment terminal and reader providers can deliver innovative technologies that will benefit merchants for years to come.”

Providers supporting SmartTap capabilities enable mobile commerce in a diverse range of environments such as mass transit, vending machines, fuel pumps, taxis, restaurants, grocery and retail stores.

New partners integrating SmartTap capabilities into product lines include:

  • ID TECH
  • On Track Innovations (OTI) Global
  • PAX Technology
  • Uniform Industrial Corporation (UIC)
  • XAC Automation Corporation

These technology providers join a growing list of partners that have already integrated SmartTap capabilities into POS offerings, including:

  • Equinox Payments
  • Gilbarco Veeder-Root
  • Ingenico
  • VeriFone
  • Wayne, A GE Energy Business

Mobilizing payments, loyalty and offers creates new merchant marketing opportunities, while streamlining the customer experience. A SmartTap-enabled POS terminal automatically recognizes and applies loyalty cards loaded in the Isis Mobile Wallet. Similarly, Isis Mobile Wallet users benefit from the ability to receive, store and present offers with SmartTap-enabled merchants.

“Roughly one-sixth of U.S. payment terminals are replaced each year. To fully benefit from mobile payments, this hardware replacement must be accompanied with a software infrastructure that enables the compelling shopping, selling and loyalty solutions that will drive changes in merchant and consumer behavior,” said Rick Oglesby, senior analyst, Aite Group. “This announcement demonstrates Isis’ resolve in bringing a fully functioning mobile commerce environment to market with their national rollout.”

About Isis

The joint venture is between AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless and is based in New York City. The venture is chartered with building Isis, a national mobile commerce venture that will fundamentally transform how people shop, pay and save. The Isis Mobile Commerce Platform™ will be available to all merchants, banks, payment networks and mobile carriers. Isis, Isis Mobile Wallet, Isis Ready, Isis Mobile Commerce Platform and the associated logos are trademarks of JVL Ventures, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos, product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information visit www.paywithisis.com.


PARTNER QUOTES

  • “The value in mobility is not in how you pay, it’s about creating a more meaningful and rewarding interaction between a brand and its customer, and mobile wallets are an important part of that. As the payment partner of choice for 75 percent of the top 200 U.S. retailers, and with systems deployed across thousands of small and medium-size businesses, VeriFone, along with Isis, is creating the path for greater mobile payment acceptance nationwide.” – Jennifer Miles, president, VeriFone Americas
  • “Collaborations like this allow Equinox to help our customers keep pace with the rapid changes our industry is facing. SmartTap will pair extremely well with our next-generation NFC-enabled Apollo platform and our L5000 family of payment terminals and we’re pleased to support Isis in the development of these very important technologies.” – Patrick Hazel, chairman and CEO, Equinox Payments
  • “As mobile payment continues to gain momentum, we are proud to provide an Isis-enabled fuel dispenser solution. Our partnership with Isis will ultimately help fuel retailers provide a better customer experience by enabling simple mobile payments at the pump.  By pursuing a modular hardware path, retailers who elect to upgrade with NFC hardware today on Gilbarco pumps will also be able to leverage that investment for contactless EMV payments in the future.” – Mike Schulte, president, Gilbarco Veeder-Root North America
  • “Through our implementation with Jamba Juice and other Isis merchant partners, we have seen the benefits of adding Isis SmartTap capability to standards-based NFC payments. ID Tech is pleased to work with Isis in this area in order to continue to deliver industry-leading solutions to our partners and merchant customers,” – Bill Rorick, vice president of Product Management & Marketing, ID Tech
  • “NFC technology and its application for mobile payments such as Isis Mobile Wallet™ and Isis SmartTap™ make the shopping experience more attractive and convenient for consumers today. It enables retailers to engage with the consumer and create loyalty by delivering a more personalized payment experience. Working closely with Isis, Ingenico is pleased to enable this innovative process by adding Isis SmartTap payments to its latest POS devices, including our Telium-based multi-lane Signature Capture iSC480 and iSMP device, the first mobile hardware solution on the market to certify with Isis SmartTap.” – Thierry Denis, president, Ingenico, North America
  • “We anticipate Isis’ nationwide rollout will mark a major inflection point for the NFC industry in terms of universal adoption and strengthening the NFC ecosystem. As a major Isis supporter and technology provider, with more than 20 years of experience providing field-proven NFC solutions, we look forward to supporting the success of this multi-billion dollar initiative.” – Ofer Tziperman, CEO, On Track Innovations (OTI) Global
  • “PAX has deployed over 3 million EMV and NFC payment terminals in over 70 countries, and with all the various payment solutions I have seen in years, Isis is the most innovative and visionary. PAX is excited to be working with Isis on the nationwide launch of the SmartTap solution. Isis has proven to be a leader in perfecting the mobile wallet and how it will best benefit the consumer.  With our integration with Isis, the PAX NFC and EMV payment terminals will help merchants to affordably accept Isis payments securely.  This will ensure that merchants will be providing their customers with the best ways to pay and save.” – Andy Chau, president and CEO, PAX Technology, Inc. 
  • “UIC has engaged in Contactless/NFC payment since 2007 and witnessed very slow adoption, partly due to lack of real value for most consumers. We are so excited to work with Isis on the SmartTap technology, as this collaboration can truly bring added values and convenience to consumers, as well as success to NFC payment.” – Joseph Kwong, vice president, UIC
  • “Wayne embraces emerging technologies that benefit the evolving needs of our customers, and mobile payment is one that we can deliver on the forecourt.  The Wayne TAP™ contactless/NFC reader helps our forward-thinking retailers expand their payment and marketing opportunities at the pump, engaging with customers for a better experience on the forecourt.  The efforts between Wayne and Isis are very synergistic – we’re two leaders in our respective industries working together to bring innovation into the daily activities of all customers.”  – Tim Weston, product manager of Payment – North America, Wayne, A GE Energy Business
  • “Integrating Isis’ SmartTap technology across XAC’s line of NFC-enabled desktop, wireless, unattended, and mobile commerce devices provides its partners with a simple option to enable Isis SmartTap transactions in their own solutions.” – Edmund Chang, founder, chairman, and CEO, XAC Automation Corporation