Isis Rings Up American Express Cards
Isis today announced that it has agreed to make American Express cards and services available through its mobile payment product. Isis is a joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless that aims to bring NFC-based tap-and-go payments to mobile handsets. The initiative has signed a number of banking institutions, and also works with the Visa payment network. American Express joined the Isis Mobile Commerce Platform last year, but now American Express is adding its cards to the Isis mobile wallet. Isis is expected to launch later this year.
Sprint, T-Mobile Agree to Halt Sharing Location with Some Apps
Jun 19, 2018
Following moves made earlier in the day by Verizon and AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have now said they also will cease sharing customer location data with certain third-party apps and services. Sprint said it is "beginning the process of terminating its current contracts with data aggregators to whom we provide location data." T-Mobile CEO John Legere tweeted, "I've personally evaluated this issue & have pledged that @tmobile will not sell customer location data to shady middlemen." The matter rose to attention after some third-party location brokers left the real-time data of millions of customers unprotected.
State AGs Join Justice Department in Assessing Sprint/T-Mobile Impact On MVNOs
Jun 28, 2018
The Attorney General's office from New York is investigating if and how T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint might impact the MVNO and prepaid markets. Sprint and T-Mobile separately serve the prepaid space via their own Boost Mobile and MetroPCS brands, respectively, as well as MVNOs, such as Google-run Project Fi.
Verizon to Cease Sharing Phone Location with Other Companies
Jun 19, 2018
Verizon Communications today said it will stop making customer location data available to third-party apps and services. The decision follows last month's revelation that third-party companies didn't always properly protect this data.
Vivo Launches All-Screen NEX Phone Outside China
Jul 9, 2018
Vivo today announced that its all-screen NEX flagship phone will be launching this month in Russia, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, making it available in the global unlocked market. The international model supports LTE bands 2/4/5/12/25/26/41, meaning basic support for AT&T and T-Mobile networks, as well as full support for the CDMA and LTE bands used by Sprint.
I'm excited about ISIS!!!!!
And ISIS is the only one putting all the partners together.
Hopefully this service will be ready by the time Verizon is ready to launch the GSIII.
I meant someone has to put these partners together, not gas to!!!
It's so frustrating that the entire industry refuses to offer any real, ph...