Carriers' Mobile Payment System Named 'Isis'
Following a report in the Wall Street Journal, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless today announced Isis, a planned mobile payment network that make use of mobile phones to conduct point-of-sale purchases. The system will use smartphones that have embedded near-field communications (NFC) chips inside in order to conduct contactless payments. Michael Abbott, formerly with GE Capital, has been named as Chief Executive Officer of Isis. Isis will be based in New York City, and the joint venture expects to debut services in select regions over the course of the next 18 months.
Aug 28, 2018
LG today announced the G7 One and G7 Fit, phones that share the basic design of the G7 ThinQ but dial back the specs in order to make them less expensive. Shared features between the two include 6.1-inch quad HD+ LCD displays (3,120 by 1,440 pixels), 3,000mAh batteries with QuickCharge 3.0, LTE 4G, WiFi, NFC, and USB-C connectors.
Aug 10, 2018
All the major carriers in the U.S. plan to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note9 when it becomes available August 24.
Oct 16, 2018
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai lowered the boom on the nation's wireless network operators and their collective lack of progress in bringing wireless service back to the areas impacted by Hurricane Michael. "Even though efforts to restore communications services have been going well in most of the areas affected by Hurricane Michael, the slow progress in restoring wireless service in areas close to where the hurricane made landfall is completely unacceptable," said Pai in a statement.
Aug 1, 2018
Hans Vestberg has assumed the role of Verizon's CEO, replacing long-time leader Lowell McAdam. The company announced the change in June.
I've been waiting for this for a !!LOOOOONG!! time. . .
Bring on the future! ! !
And to all you old geeser paranoid type people who unjustifiably worry about "oh but what if I lose my cellphone?" Guess what, you do the same --exact-- thing as if you lose your debit card. Call your banks customer service, cancel the old card, report it lost or stolen, and order a new one. Simple as that. Now stop being paranoid and get back into reality!
And to all you old geeser paranoid type people who unjustifiably worry about "oh but what if I lose my cellphone?"
I am far more concerned with the logistical nightmare of having to update NFC IDs < >...