Case maker Incipio two weeks ago announced its new iPhone case, the Cashwrap. It brings mobile wallet functionality to the iPhone 4/4s/5/5s by incorporating NFC technology. The case is compatible with the carrier-backed Isis Mobile Wallet app which makes it possible to pay with your device at participating retailers, mass transit systems and more, using an Iris account.
AT&T initially rolled out the Cashwrap to its own retail stores and yesterday the accessory became available to order in Verizon stores nationwide and from the Big Red carrier’s online store…
A new Isis Mobile Wallet for Verizon is available free in the App Store.
The case works with the iPhone 4, 4s, 5 and 5s, but the iPhone 5c surprisingly isn’t supported at this time.
It’s a case – and a wallet. Mobile wallet cases protect your smartphone from drops and dents, and can replace a wallet’s worth of credit and debit cards. With a safeguarded chip and PIN protection, your information stays secure.
Loyalty cards and offers are also stored, all in one place. Already in use at over 200,000 merchants, including restaurants, gas stations, retail stores and more.
To celebrate the launch of the Isis Mobile Wallet app, Verizon is treating its customers to a $10 credit provided they’ve downloaded the app and activated a new American Express Serve Account. An additional $10 is available after your first contactless transaction at a Verizon location.
Introduced last July as an interesting joint venture between rival carriers AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, the Isis service competes with Google Wallet in the mobile payment space.
It picked up support from major credit card companies, includes loyalty reward programs and is available at more than 200,000 payment locations in the United States.