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Isis eyes Mobile Wallet national availability later this year

Near Field Communication or NFC-based mobile payments might start showing up over counters anywhere and everywhere as Isis starts rolling out its Mobile Wallet system nationwide later this year. Isis is a mobile commerce joint venture created by T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T to implement a system for tap-to-pay and redemption transactions at counters.

Boost Mobile Wallet app launching with a digital and physical presence

Boost Mobile has officially entered the digital wallet space. Their entry is the Boost Mobile Wallet which is powered by Wipit and intended to offer "convenient and affordable mobile financial services." Basically, the Boost Mobile Wallet will be for Android handsets and users will be able to send money, pay bills, top-up a wireless account and more. The initial availability will be limited, however a national rollout is expected to begin this summer.

Google Wallet physical cards cancelled ahead of Google I/O

It looks like Google Wallet will be amongst the topics discussed next week during Google I/O. Basically, Google is expected to announce some new features for Wallet. At present it looks like these will include everything from additional rewards and offers to loyalty points. Perhaps more important, it was also said that Google will be adding additional merchants which should make it a bit more convenient for those looking to actually use Wallet.

Samsung announces Wallet app for Android

Coming out of Developer Day at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has unveiled Wallet. Despite the way the name may sound, the wallet app is not a payment system. Instead Wallet will be similar to what we have seen with Passbook from Apple. That is to say Samsung Wallet will be a ticket and coupon management app. One catch here, while Samsung has offered some official details, you are not going to find this in the Google Play Store just yet.

Google Wallet to support Visa, American Express, and Discover

When Google launched Google Wallet two days ago, there were concerns on how Google had chosen to launch the NFC-based system. Today's announcement has expanded the horizon for the service. While we already heard about a few of the supported payment methods, today new details have confirmed VISA will also be added to the list.

Google Wallet launches officially on Nexus S 4G

It's the 4G version of the Nexus S that'll receive the update to Google Wallet first, Google tells us, this brand new NFC-based electronic payments system working with Visa, American Express, and Discover right out of the gate. This system will allow you, as you may already know, to tap your device to an in-store payment device and instantly pay your bill with your "Wallet". Your update to full alpha Google Wallet functionality will occur in an over-the-air manner, meaning that if you've got a Samsung Nexus S 4G, you'll be seeing a notification right away immediately if not soon.
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