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Old Jan 24, 2014, 11:47 AM   #1
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Incipio and AT&T Debut 'Cashwrap' iPhone Payment Case With NFC




Incipio and AT&T have partnered to produce the Cashwrap Mobile Wallet Case, which is an iPhone case that supports NFC and the Isis Mobile Wallet, allowing its users to pay with their smartphones at participating stores.

The Isis Mobile Wallet is an app designed to let users make payments with their phones. The mobile app works with Android apps without the need for a case, but because the iPhone does not support NFC, customers who wish to use Isis will need the Cashwrap case.

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Using the Incipio Cashwrap(TM) Case, consumers with an iPhone 4, 4S, 5, and 5S can utilize the Isis Mobile Wallet® to pay and save at stores with just a tap of their smartphone. The Isis Mobile Wallet holds participating payment and loyalty cards, as well as offers. The Incipio® Cashwrap(TM) Mobile Wallet Case is the only Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile solution for iPhone 5/5s.
The case comes in a variety of color combinations and includes both a secure element microNFC and a Micro-USB cable. Users will also need the free Isis app and a supported account from Wells Fargo, Chase, American Express, and more.

The Cashwrap Mobile Wallet Case can be purchased from the AT&T website for $69.99 and will be in AT&T stores beginning on January 31.

Update: AT&T has also released an iPhone 4/4s version of the OtterBox Defender case that is compatible with the Isis system.

Article Link: Incipio and AT&T Debut 'Cashwrap' iPhone Payment Case With NFC
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 11:49 AM   #2
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Stylish and functional. Might actually give it a try!
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 11:53 AM   #3
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$70 to save a few seconds when buying something. Am I missing something?
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 12:00 PM   #4
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Pass! NFC is dead

Maybe if these were free.

And really a big clunky $80.00 case for NFC AT&T has lost their mind!

There is a reason a NFC chip is not in the iPhone take a hint google!
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 12:02 PM   #5
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Maybe if these were free.

And really a big clunky $80.00 case for NFC AT&T has lost their mind!

There is a reason a NFC chip is not in the iPhone take a hint google!
the rest of the world seems to like it

its kind of like how we still use magnetic strip cards in the US rather than chip and pin
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 12:03 PM   #6
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Unfortunately you HAVE to have AT&T to use the case...
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 12:07 PM   #7
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A few comments on this:
  1. The case covers your Lightning Connector on the bottom of the phone. Charging is available with the supplied USB cable on the side of the case, but it isn't Lightning Connector - it's microUSB.
  2. The headphone jack becomes more recessed and some headsets may not be able to connect.
  3. The supplied USB does not pass iPod information to car stereos, so you may lose the ability to play music from your phone in the car.
  4. On the ISIS platform, you can set up an American Express Serve account which is a prepaid card you can load from another credit, debit or checking account. AMEX will start you off with $20 in credits and you can then receive up to 20% back on purchases, up to $200 in credits. This can more than offset the price of the case.
  5. Additional ISIS incentives include three free Coke purchases tied to MyCokeRewards, and $15 off $30 or more purchase at ToysRUs. Limited Time Offer, check for details at paywithisis.com
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 12:24 PM   #8
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buying this case is like saying "i bought the wrong phone"
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 12:30 PM   #9
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Ugly ugly ugly. Maybe integrate Mophie functionality to make it more worthwhile and worth $80
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 12:42 PM   #10
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Waste of money

why not just wait until Apple release NFC, assuming the iPhone 6 will have it?
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 12:53 PM   #11
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with other options like ibeacons, square, passbook, paypal, etc. I think it is too soon t commit to a technology for contact free payments. Personally, I am not betting on NFC to win. Been around for a while and has gotten very little traction.
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 12:53 PM   #12
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When everyone is on board

I think we'll see NFC in an iPhone when the world is ready for it. Android has released a feature that works with... what? Maybe a handful of retailers? When Apple announces NFC, they will have a slide with the logos of... Walmart, Target, McDonald's, Safeway, Home Depot, Macy's, etc. etc. And they'll have a program set up for "certifying Apple NFC payment" or whatever for retailers.

Put your crap on the belt, cashier rings it out, swipe your phone, verify with thumbprint, leave.

Before it's that easy, you won't see NFC in an Apple phone.

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Old Jan 24, 2014, 01:02 PM   #13
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why not just wait until Apple release NFC, assuming the iPhone 6 will have it?
Apple is not going to release NFC!! Apple is not going to put a Nfc radio chip in the iPhone 6. Bluetooth LE is so much better for the type of features that phone manufacturers use NFC for. The technology is too old and the radios are too weak. I NFC signal can barely make it through the fabric of your pants.
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Apple is not going to release NFC!! Apple is not going to put a Nfc radio chip in the iPhone 6. Bluetooth LE is so much better for the type of features that phone manufacturers use NFC for. The technology is too old and the radios are too weak. I NFC signal can barely make it through the fabric of your pants.
low range can be seen as a security feature, particularly for payments
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low range can be seen as a security feature, particularly for payments
I think it makes better use of technology when you have the option to set the range. Passbook works pretty good so far boarding planes and Starbucks is like a step into the future.
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 02:24 PM   #16
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Does anyone know if this case also serves as an external battery? or is it just powered to use the NFC?
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 02:31 PM   #17
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I think it makes better use of technology when you have the option to set the range. Passbook works pretty good so far boarding planes and Starbucks is like a step into the future.
Just saying, having to physically tap the device against the receiver isn't all bad
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Does anyone know if this case also serves as an external battery? or is it just powered to use the NFC?
There is no supplemental power, it only powers the NFC.
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the rest of the world seems to like it

its kind of like how we still use magnetic strip cards in the US rather than chip and pin
Making credit card purchases in the US is like going back to the Stone Age.

The rest of the world has moved on to paywave or paypass. You don't even need a pin for purchases under $100.
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the rest of the world seems to like it

its kind of like how we still use magnetic strip cards in the US rather than chip and pin
I was in the US last week and had to sign when using my credit card... How quaint...
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I'lll pass. When I need to make payments with my Google Wallet (and I don't really), I'll use my Google Wallet Mastercard.
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Making credit card purchases in the US is like going back to the Stone Age.

The rest of the world has moved on to paywave or paypass. You don't even need a pin for purchases under $100.
Yeah... No. PayPal use will never take off en masse outside of it's forced usage on eBay. Online retailers may think they're wise to accept it, but the lack of customer service, actual security, and fraud prevention will be amplified if we "left the Stone Age" and accepted an unregulated garbage company as our every day processor. How they even exist at all in the EU with their draconian over-aggressive competition guidelines is shocking.
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$70 to save a few seconds when buying something. Am I missing something?
No your not.

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Old Jan 26, 2014, 10:50 AM   #24
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Awesome! Now if they just add a notification LED, swipe typing functionality and an all-accessible file browser to that case, I'm ready to buy an iPhone again!
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 06:11 PM   #25
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I picked this up on Friday and put a quick review on YouTube. It's my first YouTube review so go easy on me if you choose to watch.

http://youtu.be/mvu18jhbfSM

My quick impressions:
I like the case overall, has a good feel in the hand.
Not a fan of the hard plastic for the finish, I would've preferred a soft touch finish.
Sine I have financial institutions supported by Isis as well as frequenting locations that support it, I enjoy the functionality. $69 for the case is steep though no matter how you look at it.
I'll probably keep it. Since I always use a case I mine as we'll use one with added functionality. If I rocked my iPhone without a case this would be a hard sell.
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