Amid mounting competition in the mobile payments space, Google announced today that a second carrier will support Google Wallet: MetroPCS, the 9.5 million subscriber company that recently announced a merger with T-Mobile.
The news, which was on Twitter, came the same day that Isis, a mobile-payment effort from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile, launched in a trial. It also comes amid evidence that Google is readying a new wallet product that will support iOS.
Google Wallet, which offers a variety of ways to pay online and in stores using near-field communication (NFC) technology, has struggled among intense competition and limited availability on smartphones. It last revamped the product in August when it began allowing users to load their existing credit and debit cards into the smartphone app, which could then enable payments using NFC. No word yet on what features the new version might contain.