Holy smokes! Whilst we slept (or did whatever), Verizon and Samsung were busy:
My Darling Bride's S3 was automatically updated to 4.1.1 Jelly Bean!
I never thought I'd see the day...
Oh, but of course:
"Device now includes support for the Isis Mobile Wallet™; Shop, pay, and save with your phone using the Isis Mobile Wallet. The Isis Mobile Wallet holds virtual versions of most things your existing wallet does such as payment cards, loyalty cards and coupons. Just tap your phone to pay at any Isis Ready™ merchant." Just needs a new SIM card and "special software" for it to work... and of course, an ISIS-ready merchant. Which is non-existent anywhere around here