Google Wallet and Verizon Wireless, it looks like T-Mobile has offered a bit of insight in terms of which mobile payment system that will be supporting. Basically, it seems T-Mobile is blocking Google Wallet in support of ISIS. This latest bit comes by way of a recent question that was posed to the T-Mobile help account on Twitter.
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aside from mobile payments, however that is often where the topic seems to come back to. There are several solutions such as Google Wallet and ISIS, however neither are widespread in use. Some had thought that Google would have been able to convince people that they needed to be buying things with the swipe of a smartphone, however that doesn't seem to have happened. Enter the next possibility, Samsung and Visa. These two companies have announced a new partnership in hopes to accelerate NFC-based mobile payments.
Verizon Wireless has announced the immediate availability. The readers can be found nationally at Verizon Wireless retail stores. For those unfamiliar with Square, this is a mobile payment processor that will work with your Android smartphone or tablet.
Google Wallet has been updated. The update brings a few changes, but unfortunately is not able to address the one issue that seems to be most annoying -- lack of carrier support. Google Wallet has gone up to version 1.6-R96-v13 and despite the previously mentioned issue, maintains support for devices with Android 2.3.3 or later.
has announced the release of Netswipe Mobile for Android. And for those not familiar with Jumio, they are bringing their credit card scanning solution to Android. Yes, the Netswipe Mobile solution was previously available for iOS. That aside though, this solution will be available for app developers and is designed to turn your "smartphone camera into a real-time, secure credit card reader."
Google Wallet block on Verizon Wireless today. There's been a lot of talk lately about this "secure element." Most of that talk is from Verizon who claims the secure element is the reason they don't allow Google Wallet on their network. What is that you ask? The secure element is in most new devices using NFC and securely handles credit card information, royalty cards, and everything else for mobile payments.
Google Wallet has been around for more than a year, but following its little bit of success and all of the drama with Verizon and other carriers has been rather interesting. With many of Verizon and AT&T's NFC equipped phones still not using the service it appears that the FCC is looking into things. Verizon has released a statement on the matter and it isn't looking good for Google.
Google were working on a completely different element to their Google Wallet NFC mobile payment solution. As you know, Google Wallet hasn't quite taken off as expected. Google's now getting ready to introduce a physical Google Wallet Card for NFC payments and more.
ISIS have actually confirmed the October 22nd launch date for their mobile payment system. After multiple tips, leaks, and rumors suggested it was coming soon today they've made it official. After multiple delays ISIS will finally launch on October 22nd in two test cities. Those being Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin, Texas.