(Kim Raff | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Dave Roberts, the local Isis City Development Manager, demonstrates how to use the Isis an system that allows you to use your smartphone to pay for things at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 7, 2012. The system was turned on last week in Salt Lake City and there are over a thousand retailers that use the system.
Isis mobile wallet freebie for UTA extended thru March
Mobile » Electronic wallet allows user to buy goods with a tap of their phone.
By Vince Horiuchi
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Feb 26 2013 05:59 pm • Last Updated Feb 26 2013 05:59 pm
Isis, the mobile electronic-payment system that is being tested in Salt Lake City, is extending the length of a promotion to entice more users.
Isis customers can now ride Utah Transit Authority buses and trains for free through March 31. The promotion originally ended Jan. 31.
Isis (pronounced eye-sis) can be used with certain Android smartphones (and in the future, iPhones) that have a special SIMM card installed. After an app also is installed, users can purchase goods and services at many retailers by just tapping their phone on a special mobile-wallet electronic reader.
It is free to register for Isis, through Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T retailers.
Participating stores using Isis electronic readers include Foot Locker, McDonald’s and Megaplex Theatres.
Customers can either set up their account to draw money from a charge card (at this point only American Express or a Visa from Chase or Capital One can be used) or they can feed money into a pre-paid Isis account.
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