Since Google Wallet works with Sprint, it’s not surprising that Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile decided to work together on a similar and competing mobile payment system called Isis Mobile Wallet. American Express, Capital One and Chase have signed on to Isis and they have already tested their system in Salt Lake City and Austin. Isis will be rolling out nation wide later in 2013.
As with Google Wallet, only Android is currently supported and only newer smartphones with NFC, like the Samsung Galaxy S4. What is different is that it is available on the non-Sprint networks. Will this be the Google Wallet killer? We shall see.
Update November 2014:
Isis Mobile Wallet is now called Softcard. I guess they didn’t want to be associated with a terrorist group.