The ISIS mobile payment system has been in development testing for over a year in Salt Lake City, Utah and Austin, Texas; however, the testing is complete and the new service is rolling out today nationwide. The ISIS mobile payment platform was developed in a partnership between Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. An updated version of the Isis mobile wallet is now available in the Google Play Store. The app and service allow you to load only American Express or Chase cards into a virtual wallet on NFC-enabled smartphones. This lets you pay for goods and services with a swipe of your phone instead of a credit card or cash.

Supposedly, the service is now available at over 200,000 retail locations across the United States. Here's a list of some of the more popular phones on Verizon which are capable of utilizing the NFC based service:
  • Motorola DROID Maxx
  • Motorola DROID Ultra
  • Motorola DROID Mini
  • Motorola DROID RAZR M
  • Motorola Moto X
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • LG G2

So far, the Isis app and service has been receiving horrible reviews on the Google Play Store. Of course this is mostly for the previous versions, but is also because of the limited amount of cards available on the service. It does not bode well for a smooth launch of the service, potentially putting a black eye on the entire NFC-based mobile payment system.

Source: TechCrunch