Merchant Customer Exchange--the proposed nationwide mobile commerce network spearheaded by retailers including Walmart, Target, Best Buy and 7-Eleven--has selected digital security firm Gemalto to build its mobile wallet.
TracFone's Straight Talk service provided a few more details on its newly launched Apple iPhone service. The company said that it does not limit subscribers' data usage at a specific threshold; instead, it evaluates customers' data intake on a case-by-case basis and will throttle the speeds of those users who the company deems to be consuming too much data.
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO TracFone Wireless said its Straight Talk brand will start accepting customers who want to bring their GSM version of Apple's iPhone to its service. This new bring-your-own-device program will be offered in addition to TracFone's existing deal with Walmart, in which it sells CDMA versions of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4.
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, announced that its Straight Talk brand will sell Apple's iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 in Walmart stores starting Jan. 11. Walmart said it will offer "a no interest fixed-monthly payments special financing offer for only $25 a month with a Walmart Credit Card" in order to help customers pay for the phone.
SAN FRANCISCO--Walmart is testing a technology that will allow smartphone users to search for specific items in a store and find their exact location in that store. The company is testing the service in its San Jose, Calif., store, said Gibu Thomas, SVP of mobile and digital at Walmart.
More than 7,000 retail outlets across the U.S. will begin selling the Moga mobile gaming system later this month, with T-Mobile USA joining their ranks in November.
Walmart is teaming with American Express for Bluebird, a new mobile banking and payment platform designed for lower-income consumers.
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, said it is only interested in mobile commerce applications that offer multiple use cases, stating that partnering with third-party payment networks such as Google Wallet and Isis doesn't make sense for its business.
Walmart is testing a new system enabling shoppers to scan items using their Apple iPhone, then complete their purchase at a self-checkout counter.
Sprint Nextel's Virgin Mobile brand has started a full-throated marketing effort for its prepaid version of Apple's iPhone--but will soon need to quiet the campaign, according to a Dow Jones Newswires report.