It's been nearly a month since the launch of the large Isis Mobile Wallet trial in Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah, and so far merchants are reporting limited use of Isis by consumers, interviews by NFC Times have found.
The mobile operators that make up the Isis joint venture, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA, are reporting some success in signing up users and issuing NFC SIMs, according to interviews with mobile shops. And sources told NFC Times that they believe, overall, shops have issued a few thousand Isis-enabled SIMs.
Isis launched its mobile-commerce trial Oct. 22, following delays, with subscribers of the telcos able to download credit or debit applications offered by any of three issuers, JPMorgan Chase, Capital One and American Express. They can also use a preloaded prepaid Isis Cash application supporting Visa payWave.