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Wireless credit card machine?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by HollowHead, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    Anyone know if there's such an animal as a cellular credit card machine? I need to have a way to charge clients while on the road. As of know I've called the numbers in verbally but have to pay a higer rate that way. Thanks. HH
     

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    I see them in use at gun shows.
     
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    Saw them in use everywhere when I was in Scotland last September. The waiter/waitress brings them right to your table when you get ready to pay at a restaurant.

    Occasionally, one would fail to make the connection unless the server moved a few steps in one direction or the other.
     
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    Thank you...very helpful. What I'm really looking for is some kind of reader that hooks up to an existing phone. An additional phone / number and the costs of those machines in the links provided wouldn't be less expensive than the way I'm doing it now. Thanks, gents. HH
     
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    I have had two different systems, both through COSTCO processing. The first, a Nurit was OK, then sucked as the cell service tapered off. The processing company replaced the machine with a VX610, and its been great. Its great to be able to know immediately that a card is valid, and the fees are really pretty good. The cell reception is good, definately some dead spots (few and far between), but this part of the country really isn't a priority for reliable cell coverage anyway.
     
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    Nextel had one of those a few years back, but I think it went away. FWIW, the phone connection part of my processing system only costs about $15/month.
     
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    Nextel is the only one for common carriers i believe.
     
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    iPhone has an app for that. But I'm not sure how well it would go over. People might think it odd that you enter their CC# into your phone..
     
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