Easy Holiday Shopping with ISIS wallet and Verizon Wireless

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Admittedly, I don’t do the whole “black Friday” shopping thing. I think I didn’t get that gene because pretty much everybody else in my family did! They love their black Friday shopping. More importantly, they love a good deal and they love their technology. So the perfect pairing is the ISIS mobile wallet. 

What is ISIS Mobile Wallet

The ISIS mobile wallet app, currently available in the google play store (and hopefully, the iTunes store, too). It allows you pay for purchases in store by “tapping your phone” against a terminal at the cash register. ISIS securely stores your bank account, debit cards, and credit cards, as well as store loyalty cards so you can easily lighten your load (and if you are anything like me, your keyring, too).

It is quite simple to use the ISIS Mobile Wallet app. The most important thing being that your smart device must have Near Field Communication (NFC) compatibility as well as an enhanced SIM card. Not all phones have NFC and the enhanced SIM card yet, so make sure to check the current list of ISIS ready devices

ISIS mobile wallet

Saving with ISIS Mobile Wallet

  • Tap to Pay. The Isis Mobile Wallet holds virtual versions of many things your existing wallet does including your credit cards from participating providers. Just tap your phone to pay at any Isis-Ready merchant.
  • Save with offers. Your offers, deals and promotions are also stored in the Wallet, so you always have them with you, organized and ready to use.
  • Simplify loyalty cards. You can also add your loyalty cards from participating merchants. You know, the ones crowding your keychain and weighing down your wallet.

You set up an American Express Serve account within within the ISIS mobile wallet app. Serve is a  re-loadable prepaid account, that you can load, or auto deduct using your credit card, debit card or bank account. If you set up your Serve account using the mobile app, there is no charge with your Serve account (using your credit card and/or debit card can be charged fees by your bank, so make sure you check).

There are some great deals and steals that all ISIS customers are eligible for that will carry through black Friday and all the way into the new year (if not beyond).

ISIS wallet holiday deals

ISIS mobile wallet deals

ISIS mobile wallet

Security Features of ISIS Wallet

ISIS wallet security

Crazy to think about, but the ISIS mobile wallet is actually safer than your physical wallet. And, odds are, you would recognize your phone had gone missing way before your wallet (on average, it takes 4 minutes for a phone, and over 20 for a wallet!)

It’s safer because the information stored for the app is done on the enhanced SIM Card. If your phone is lost or stolen, no one would be able to access your bank or credit card details. All you need to do is make a quick call to Verizon’s Customer Service and ask them to freeze your ISIS Mobile Wallet so that no one can get into or use your account.

When you set up ISIS you are required to set a 4-digit PIN, which allows you to log in to make a purchase. Within the app it uses a dynamic CVV (the three digit code on the back of a credit card), so nobody could guess the number or even have access to it! 

I’m a little bummed this hasn’t made it’s way to apple devices, but hoping they get together soon and make it happen!

To find out more about ISIS Mobile Wallet, visit verizonwireless.com/isis!

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22 Comments

  1. This sounds like such a helpful app to make shopping easier!

  2. such an awesome idea – so many cards nowadays have scannable chips and are being stolen – passcodes are the best way to protect info!

  3. Loved how you explained everything, because I was concerned about lost/stolen phones where thieves could go on a shopping spree.
    The PIN sounds like a great safeguard.
    This needs to come to Apple, especially so I can condense my reward cards in one place!

  4. i would use this. like crazy. maybe too much. but i’m really good at shopping and aren’t we supposed to use our talents? 🙂 Plus i always have my phone. it’s like a 2in1 use of talent.

  5. I can’t wait to try this app out on my iPhone 5S either! My husband has the Samsung Galaxy SIII and just installed the app yesterday. We plan to use the “Find Nearby Retailers” function this weekend while shopping!!

  6. Isn’t that interesting that people realize their phone is missing in less than half the time they remember their wallet.

  7. ISIS sounds like an incredibly helpful app. I love that there are rewards for using it. I love the security it provides as well. Great app.

  8. I can’t believe all you have to do is tap to pay. I am constantly amazed by what apps can do.

  9. Neat, this sounds really interesting. I’m going to have to check it out before I start my holiday shopping!

  10. That sounds like a great app! I have an iPhone so I can’t use it yet but I’ll keep an eye out!

  11. I’ve seen a couple of reviews of this and all are positive. NOnetheless, this woldn’t be for me. I’m not in the U.S., don’t own a smartphone, and I’m not convinced of its security. Give me the good ol’wallet.

  12. I don’t know if this is the case everywhere, but where I live, it seems like it’s necessary to have a hundred of those silly store loyalty cards in order to save anything. I feel like I’m always making the poor cashiers look up my card with my phone number or other personal info. This app seems like it would make both my life and their lives so much easier. 🙂

  13. That is a great idea. I am surprised it is not on Apple, it is usually the other way around, things start on Apple.

  14. I’ve heard about this before, it looks like a really neat app!

  15. This is such an interesting idea. Technology really makes so many things simpler and easier to manage in creative ways.

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