Despite the availability of Google Wallet and the upcoming Isis system, which is a mobile payment partnership between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, Sprint allegedly believes it can offer something better. The carrier has reportedly hired NFC provider Sequent Software and is currently seeking bank and service providers help to offer its own mobile payment solution, dubbed Touch, that will “allow the carrier to have complete control over partners, security measure, API distribution and development,” The Verge said. Google, meanwhile, is said to be ramping up production on Wallet 2.0, which we could very well get a glimpse of at Google I/O at the end of June.

[via The Verge]