You may have caught a glimpse of Isis at the National Retail Federation’s annual BIG Show earlier this month in New York City. In case we missed you, here’s a snapshot of our booth and interactive kiosk showing how the Isis Mobile Wallet™ is transforming the way consumers shop, pay and save.
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.
Join Isis at the National Retail Federation’s BIG Show 2013 on Jan. 13-16 in New York City – you can find us at booth #1252 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
At the event, Isis will also host a Big !deas panel on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 1:15 p.m. Jim Stapleton will provide opening remarks during Mobile Commerce: The Future of Retail, and STORES editor Susan Reda will lead a panel discussion with The Coca-Cola Company, Café Rio and Larry H. Miller Group that explores how mobile commerce is impacting merchants. The panel will cover the value proposition of mobile commerce, including how it can impact a merchant’s bottom line, influence behavior and boost consumer spending.
Getting started with Isis is easy. Consumers should first visit an AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA or Verizon Wireless retail store in Austin or Salt Lake City to select an Isis Ready™ phone. If your phone already supports Isis, a new SIM card may be necessary. The SIM card includes an important chip called the secure element that ensures data is securely encrypted. With an Isis Ready device in hand, download the Isis Mobile Wallet for free from the Google Play store.
Our carrier partners have more information about devices that currently support Isis:
On the heels of Isis’ launch in Austin, Jaymee Johnson will discuss mobile commerce at InnoTech Austin on Thursday, Nov. 8. The session, “Building a Comprehensive Mobile Commerce Experience,” will cover Isis’ vision for mobile commerce and what it means for Austin businesses. To learn more about the event, visit InnoTech Austin.
AUSTIN, TEXAS and SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – October 22, 2012 – Isis™, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, today announced the availability of the Isis Mobile Wallet™ in Austin and Salt Lake City. Starting today, consumers can visit their AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon retail location and select from nine Isis Ready™ handsets, with an expected 11 additional handsets coming to market by year end.
“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. “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.”
How to Get Started With the Isis Mobile Wallet on October 22:
- 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 your handset model is Isis Ready
- Download the Isis Mobile Wallet application from Google Play
- 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.
- Get out and get tapping at any of the hundreds of locations across Austin and Salt Lake City where contactless payments are accepted, a full list of which can be found at www.paywithisis.com.
“The launch of the Isis Mobile Wallet is an important step toward accelerating mobile payments in the United States and maximizing convenience for consumers” said Bill Gajda, head of mobile product, Visa Inc. “Isis’ open approach directly aligns with Visa’s strategy of enabling consumers to make mobile payments with whatever device they choose using the trusted accounts they already have.”
“MasterCard has been working with industry partners like Isis to turn mobile phones into secure payment devices and create better shopping experiences for both consumers and merchants,” said Mung Ki Woo, group executive, mobile, MasterCard Worldwide. “The use of NFC technology is a path to an improved consumer experience, and the launch of the Isis Mobile Wallet – combined with the growing number of NFC-enabled handsets – will help make mobile commerce a reality for millions of consumers.”
“Today’s launch of the Isis Mobile Wallet is a significant achievement in terms of enabling consumer adoption of mobile payments,” said Suzan Kereere, senior vice president and general manager, American Express, Global Network Business. “Mobile commerce holds the promise of dramatically enhancing consumers’ shopping experience, and American Express’ first priority as a network is to provide choice and flexibility for all industry participants as we work together to influence the speed and growth of mobile NFC payments in the U.S.”
For more information on specific Isis Ready handsets, please visit an AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA or Verizon Wireless retail location in Austin or Salt Lake City.
The joint venture is between AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA 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 network will be available to all merchants, banks, payment networks and mobile carriers. ISIS is a trademark 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.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “plan,” “should” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, those set forth in the discussions of factors that may affect future results contained in Securities and Exchange Commission filings of AT&T, Deutsche Telekom AG (T-Mobile USA is the U.S. wireless arm of Deutsche Telekom AG), and Verizon Communications (of which Verizon Wireless is a subsidiary). AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon disclaim any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
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What is it like to be among the first to deploy the Isis SmartTap™ mobile commerce application? John Bell, senior technical analyst for ARAMARK Business & Industry, will discuss the implementation of Isis at ARAMARK’s Basking Ridge, N.J. restaurant locations during the MICROS Hospitality Users Conference. We hope you’ll join the world’s leading hotels, restaurant chains and independent operators at the event in Baltimore on Oct. 22-24 to learn how to drive consumer engagement and loyalty in the hospitality industry.
How do you harness the power of mobile commerce for your business? Isis Chief Marketing Officer Ryan Hughes is participating in a roundtable that will tackle questions and challenges facing the mobile commerce industry. If you’re attending CTIA’s MobileCON in San Diego this week, we hope you’ll swing by to hear how Ryan and other industry leaders are driving mobile enterprise innovation.
Isis is attending the RAMP Advanced Commerce & Mobile Retail Services Summit in Chicago this week. Isis Chief Sales Officer Jim Stapleton spoke today about building a comprehensive mobile commerce experience and shared Isis’ vision for the retail industry. You can find out more about RAMP speakers and sessions here.
SXSW 2013 PanelPicker voting kicked off this week! We had a great time in Austin in 2012 – help send Isis back by voting for our ideas:
- Coupon Revolution: Tapping for Deals will explore how mobile wallets are changing merchant marketing and the shopping experience
- Cash of the Titans: Mobile as the New Currency will release mobile commerce industry highlights and projections related to the future of money