- 11-02-2012, 08:11 PM #1
I have seen that the wallet app on WP8 has tap-to-pay functionality (like Google Wallet). I was wondering if anyone has any ides as to whether At&t (or other major US carriers) will block this functionality (like they did with google wallet).
11-02-2012, 08:28 PM #2
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Google Wallet is a competitor so that explains why they'd block it.
12-10-2012, 03:10 PM #3
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- 12-10-2012, 03:56 PM #5
12-10-2012, 06:11 PM #7
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I hate Apple, but this has nothing to do with them. This problem rest entirely with the awful American carriers thinking that they are due a piece of every pie because they deliver the data. Isis is like if Comcast were to ask of a percent of ebay's earnings because they provide internet service to their customers. And until there is legislation against this kind of monopolization it will never change and always move at the speed of the carriers. Also expect this to change for the better anytime soon cause all of our awesome government officials are either too old to understand or already in the pockets of these corporations.
Support the EFF because they are just about the only group fighting for freedom in the digital space.
- 12-10-2012, 10:03 PM #9
I'd love to have it now as well (though I'm not sure I'd find a use for it), but they're not breaking any promises or anything.
- 12-10-2012, 11:03 PM #10
Isis was rolled out in Austin few months ago. When I enquired about it in a corp AT&T store, the CSR flat out said my phone (920 lumia) doesn't support it. I think it extends to WP cos I didnt see an app either for Wp8
- 12-10-2012, 11:16 PM #11
- 12-12-2012, 07:26 PM #12
- 12-12-2012, 08:22 PM #13
so either WP8 doesn't support it out of the box, or ISIS is so backasswards and proprietary that every phone has to be specially activated to work with the secure SIM.
find someone with an android that is working with ISIS and borrow their SIM. I bet it works, the shysters just haven't "certified" it yet
- 12-13-2012, 09:15 AM #14
It will be so easy, you still have to grab SOMETHING out of your pocket, why not go order McDonald's, grab out your phone and tap. Just this morning I did the tap with my CC...the tech is there...
- 12-13-2012, 09:56 AM #15
- 12-13-2012, 01:04 PM #17
Or we should all carry cash, because that is 20x more secure? Not like you could just take it.
Seriously, get out, haha. Having Tap-To-Pay on your phone is JUST as secure as any sort of credit card. If you are scared of CC's and banks also...here...you might need more of this
*hands over more Tin Foil for hats*
- 12-13-2012, 01:08 PM #18
It won't be 100% for decades. CC's were invented/popularized in the 70s, and even I can remember going to a place in the 90s/00s that still made a rub copy (with that slider machine).
It doesn't have to be 100% to be useful. Even if it was just WalMart, McDs and 7-11 it would be useful. You are going to have to carry around your CC's no matter what, but this could prevent you from having to use them as often. I use a CC for 95% of my purchases but I still have a $20 on me just in case. we aren't talking about replacement, but supplement for now.
- 12-13-2012, 04:14 PM #20
01-31-2013, 09:57 PM #22
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I see these PayPass symbols all over the place, and while I know it isn't exactly the same as ISIS, these are some of the few times that I look at my L920 in dissapointment.
I want NFC payment to work. I've sent emails to AT&T without much fanfare. A rep got back to me and said they would look into it.. That was about two months ago.
- 02-01-2013, 08:36 AM #23
I got tired of waiting and traded my 920 in. One of the biggest things I was looking forward to was using NFC for mobile payments, but of course Microsoft bent over to the carriers and caved in with the whole ISIS thing (which, btw, is never going to take off...). It seems like they keep taking 1 step forward and 2 steps back with Windows Phone 8....
02-22-2013, 05:58 PM #25
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It's not Windows Phones' fault, its completely on the carriers. You noticed that wasn't an American McDonalds, WP8 tap-to-pay works on other carriers that actually support it in foreign countries. Once AT&T and Verizon pull their heads out of the mud and finally start allowing us to do this, then we'll be able to use the NFC for tap to pay.