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2 responses to “Verizon and American Express to Partner on Serve Mobile Payment System”

  1. Christopher Price

    I take it nobody has seen the joke in the above graphic. Take a very close look at that wireless bill… and guess which provider it matches the most.

  2. Greg

    What I don’t quite get is why, if Verizon is already working with AT&T and T-Mobile on Isis, which is potentially a larger-scale mobile payments platform that would give consumers the freedom to choose which card brands to use with their account, they would also get involved with AmEx’s Serve in a separate project of the same kind, but one that would restrict consumers to using only one of the payment brands (and only the third-biggest at that)? If this is some kind of a risk hedging strategy, it doesn’t look like a particularly smart one to me.