Carriers to Debut Mobile-Payments Service Isis Next Week

A mobile-payments service developed by wireless carriers will go live Monday in two test markets after being delayed last month.

Isis will allow consumers to make purchases by tapping smartphones equipped with a special computer chip against a merchant payment terminal. The service will be available on as many as 20 types of handsets by year-end, Jaymee Johnson, head of marketing for the service, said in a statement Wednesday.

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