Up to 75000 vending machines in Austin and Salt Lake City are to be upgraded to provide support for the Isis Mobile Wallet, enabling consumers to make purchases with a tap of their phones.
Cashless vending outfit USA Technologies says the small-ticket, self-service machines will be fitted with its NFC-enabled ePort technology and ePort Connect service.
Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, officially launched in Austin and Salt Lake City in October.
"By working with Usat, we look forward to expanding the growing list of places where consumers can use the Isis Mobile Wallet," says Jim Stapleton, chief sales officer, Isis. "Consumers can look forward to the added convenience of tapping to pay at vending machines throughout Austin and Salt Lake City."