Isis Wallet today announced it’s changing its name to Softcard.
In July, Isis—a mobile payment joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon—announced its intent to ditch its old name to avoid any confusion with the radical Islamic militant group ISIS.
Softcard CEO Michael Abbott said in a statement his company wanted a name and visual identity that had the “power, flexibility, and simplicity to define our category.”
“Softcard gives it the potential to become a category defining name,” Abbott said in a statement. “That’s a bold aspiration, but one that matches the breadth of our vision.”
Current Isis Wallet customers won’t see any disruption right away. In the next few weeks, the company will launch the updated Softcard app and users will need to download it to make the switch from Isis.