Isis mobile wallet was finally launched
In the crowded mobile payments space, a major player made a long-awaited debut.
Isis, a mobile commerce network founded by three of the nation's biggest wireless carriers -- Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile -- launched its mobile wallet in its first two cities, Austin and Salt Lake City, on Monday, October 22. It's partnering up with major retailers including Foot Locker , 7-Eleven, McDonald's and Sports Authority.
Isis has serious firepower on its side: In addition to the wireless Goliaths, its backers include Chase, American Express and Capital One , which plan to make their credit and debit cards available for use with Isis' mobile wallet app.
What smartphones can you actually use Isis on? That's the catch -- the company isn't saying yet.