Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Isis to trial NFC payments in Salt Lake City by early 2012

updated 08:55 pm EDT, Mon April 4, 2011

Isis NFC trials start in Salt Lake City in early 2

Isis on Monday night set out a timetable for testing its NFC payment system. It now plans to start a trial in early-to-mid 2012 in Salt Lake City. The experiment will cover both paying for goods at stores as well as paying for UTA buses and trains.

The coalition between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon didn't say what phones would be part of the trial. Only the Nexus S currently has built-in NFC, but 2011 BlackBerry phones and possibly some future Android 2.3 phones will use it as well. Apple may also have an iPhone 5 with NFC later this year.

A further expansion to all of the US is also unknown and may depend on the outcome of the trial.

Isis may be the first truly platform-independent NFC systems in the US. Google is testing with Citi later this year but is likely to confine the experiment to Android phones. A Sprint implementation will be open, but with just one carrier involved, may have trouble getting broad support.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in mi ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News