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The Isis smart-phone-based payments machine is finally getting in gear, observers say, in the wake of several recent developments involving the service that is jointly owned by three big mobile-telecommunications carriers.

“I don’t think anybody should be surprised that they’ve extended their relationships with these issuers to the national rollout,” says mobile-payments consultant Todd Ablowitz, president of Centennial, Colo.-based Double Diamond Group, by e-mail.

Digital Transactions, August 12, 2013