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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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 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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The Coca-Cola Company is taking Isis to a new medium: vending machines. Imagine the convenience of using your Isis Mobile Wallet™ to buy a Coke and earn My Coke Rewards. In Austin, you can do just that.

Coca-Cola is currently testing 200 vending machines in Austin and plans to roll out tens of thousands more units nationwide later this year. To learn more about Coca-Cola’s partnership with Isis – and why the company is serious about mobile innovation – we recommend reading Coca-Cola’s new blog post.

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We just got back from the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive festival. Over the course of eight days, hundreds of tech-enthusiasts took the Isis™ Mobile Wallet for a test drive. We also had the privilege of having cyber-illusionist Marco Tempest perform live at our booth. If you weren’t in Austin or weren’t able to swing by the Isis lounge or booth, check out this video to see the Isis™ Mobile Wallet in action or watch Marco put credit cards on his phone. You can also read about what Fast Company’s Co.Create and Entrepreneur Magazine said about Isis and other innovations showcased at the event.

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At the RAMP Advanced Commerce & Mobile Retail Services Summit, Isis’ Jim Stapleton encouraged attendees to imagine how mobile commerce could change the future and ease of travel. We think you may enjoy his vision too, so take a look at the infographic he shared.