It’s one mobile commerce and mobile payments headline after the next out of Mobile World Congress this week.
The latest major chunk of mobile news comes from Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless.
On Monday it was announced that Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard have entered into agreements with Isis enabling their credit, debit and prepaid cards to be placed into the Isis Mobile Wallet.
This isn’t poor progress at all, especially when you consider that it was just last July when Isis announced relationships with the top four U.S. payment networks: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
“Chase is committed to making mobile commerce a reality,” said Richard Quigley, president, Chase Card Services. “By working with Isis, we are excited to help pave the way for innovation in the mobile payments space and to provide cardmembers with a secure option for easier and faster payments on the go.”
Starting in mid-2012, consumers will be able to load their eligible Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard cards into their Isis Mobile Wallet and shop at participating merchants, starting with locations across Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas.
“Today’s announcement is testament to the vision and commitment of Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard to make mobile commerce a real and positive experience for their customers,” said Michael Abbott, CEO of Isis. “Mobile commerce is more than a new way to pay; it’s about extending the relationships consumers enjoy with their banks and merchants into a powerful and convenient new form factor.”