Isis to Launch this Year
Isis, the mobile payment venture backed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, will launch nationwide later this year. The service uses NFC and allows smartphone owners to make tap-and-go payments at participating retailers. The service has been undergoing trials in Austin and Salt Lake City since last year. It was due to launch earlier this year, but faced delays. According to Isis, 25 of the top 100 retailers are installing terminals compatible with the system. Many consumers already own smartphones with the necessary NFC components inside.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
AT&T Follows T-Mo and Verizon, to Offer Free Olympic Roaming
AT&T today said that like its competitors T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, it will offer customers the opportunity to use their mobile devices during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at no extra cost. Specifically, AT&T will waive the $10 fee normally charged for the AT&T International Day Pass.
OnePlus 5T and Honor 7X Now Available In Red
OnePlus and Honor today made red versions of their most recent devices available to U.S. consumers.
Verizon Talks Up Android Pay, Says Still Looking at Samsung Pay
Verizon Wireless today took the time to tout the benefits of Android Pay, the new mobile payment app and service from Google. Android Pay is a relaunch of Softcard, which Google bought from Verizon (and AT&T/T-Mobile) earlier this year.