Mobile commerce jumps ahead in Austin with ISIS release

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This launch was announced by Verizon Wireless, in conjunction with the launch in Salt Lake City.

Verizon Wireless, one of the participants in the ISIS mobile commerce joint venture, has officially announced that the smartphone wallet service is now available in Austin and Salt Lake City as a part of the long awaited official launch.

The wireless provider held a store event at its location in Great Hills to celebrate the Austin launch.

The service had its official start on Monday in both Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah. The Great Hills Verizon Wireless location celebration in Austin, which was being labeled Evolution 2.0, gave consumers the ability to test out the mobile commerce wallet solution through “The ISIS Experience”, which was a game available in the store that demonstrated the way that smartphones equipped with the right technology and the app would function.

These two cities were also the location of the initial launch of the Google Wallet mobile commerce solution.

As of yet, that first digital wallet has yet to truly take off, and has been experiencing a slow start due to a number of different factors, but the three wireless providers involved in the ISIS joint venture are hopeful that their service will be far more successful.

To add further oomph to the store event that was occurring in Austin, the wireless provider also took the opportunity for the presentation of two grants through Verizon’s HopeLine. The recipients were ADVANCE-Austin and The Texas Advocacy Project. The grants were in recognition of October, which is national domestic violence awareness month. Both HopeLine and the grant recipients are focused on education and prevention of domestic violence.

According to the Verizon Wireless Central Texas region president, Frank Antonacci, “Mobile commerce is an area of growing interest to our customers.” He also stated that “We are excited to gather in Austin today to celebrate the launch of ISIS. Verizon Wireless is not only bringing a convenient and secure way of mobile payment to our customers in Austin, but also letting them enjoy the service with the fast speeds of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.”

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