Isis is a mobile payments solution that is backed by three of the biggest mobile carriers in the U.S., Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile to be precise. It basically lets people make payments by tapping their phones, NFC technology plays a vital part in this. Isis has been testing the technology at over 4,000 locations in Salt Lake City and Austin, the company said today that it is finally ready to commence national rollout of the service this year.
The service is capable of working with Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone smartphones. Isis says that iPhone support is coming as well. It is possible that Isis might be moving beyond NFC, given the fact that no iPhone released till date has NFC capabilities. Some believe its a subtle hint that the next generation iPhone will come with NFC, but given the fact that iPhones currently account for 39 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, its not like the unavailability of NFC is holding customers back from purchasing iPhones. Ryan Hughes, chief marketing officer at Isis, says that the service now offers a “vastly improved user experience” and that the product itself has been greatly improved.