Category Archives: ROAMpay Swipe
PaymentMax is happy to announce the latest and greatest mobile credit card reader from ROAMdata: The ROAMpay G3X.
Here are the benefits:
- The ROAMpay G3X comes equipped with enhanced security features to prevent credit card fraud that plaques other non-encrypted mobile credit readers.
- Compatible with hundreds of mobile devices: iOs, Android, BlackBerry, PC and Mac.
- Three times more device coverage than all other companies combined.
- Equipped with the latest technology: NFC (near field communication) and EMV (Europay).
- Mobile solutions such as mobile check-out, mobile offers, and mobile wallet.
- Lowest cost of ownership.
For more information on mobile credit card processing, visit www.paymentmax.com
The Samsung Infuse 4G smartphone with it’s super thin body and fast processing times has become quite the hit with our merchants who process credit and debit cards on-the-go. The Infuse is also a favorite among independent stylists who accept payments at their station.
Here are some benefits of accepting credit and debit with the AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G.
- Low processing rates-The Infuse is compatible with the ROAMpay swipe. Transactions that are physically swiped cost less than keyed-in transactions.
- Accept payments anywhere-The Infuse, PaymentMax merchant account, and the ROAMpay app gives merchants the ability to accept all major credit and debit cards where ever their customers are. ROAMpay can also accept payments offline. Sales will never be lost because of connection issues.
- Easy, user friendly interface-The Infuse has the largest Samsung touch screen, and mobile credit card processing apps, like ROAMPay are simple to use.
- Fast set-up-After merchant account approval (typically 24 hours) and a quick download of the processing app, merchants can start accepting payments immediately.
In a previous blog, I wrote about some differences between the Square mobile credit card reader and ROAMpay Mobile credit card reader. Since then, ROAMdata published some interesting comparisons in their February 16, 2011 blog, “Who are Square’s Real Competition?” that I wanted to share with our readers.
The first comparison they make is that Square is meant more for peer-to-peer transactions. Anyone can sign up for a Square account. Have a friend that owes you money? Go ahead and sign up for Square. Your cashless friend can now pay you with their credit card. However, if you are a real merchant processing hundreds of thousands of dollars you may be surprised to know that Square probably is not the best choice for you.
Square’s credit card reader is very cheap to make, but card security and read rates are sacrificed. This may not affect low volume processors (like peer to peer) but merchants processing large volumes will certainly feel the difference. Here are a few key differences.
1. Encryption (Card Security)-ROAM technology uses sound waves to digitize and encrypt card data before transmitting card data to the device. Card data remains encrypted until received by a PCI certified payment server making skimming virtually impossible. Square’s application, lacking in processor and power circuits, rely’s on the phone’s application to digitize and encrypt card data. This places cardholder data out in the open for any other application (skimmers) to grab. Dangerous business practice for high volume merchants.
2. Square’s reliance on the phone’s application for capturing analog track data also presents numerous issues. There are greater read errors and less compatible devices. ROAMpay’s robust physical and electrical design and high compatibility rate make read rates much higher. A definite plus for high processing merchants.
3. ROAMpay device compatibility is the best in the industry. It works on all iOS, dozens of Android phones and tablets, most BlackBerry devices, as well as PC ‘s and netbooks. Square has faced numerous IP issues and are limited to a small amount of devices.
It should also be noted that ROAMpay is not a merchant services provider. It is merely a provider of technology and service to the mobile commerce community. PaymentMax is a ROAMpay preferred merchant services provider and can have you accepting credit card payments on your smartphone quickly and easily.
For more information about mobile credit card processing visit www.paymentmax.com.
A common question being received in the PaymentMax office concerns the ROAMpay mobile and ROAMpay Swipe on the BlackBerry. The first question is, “How do I navigate easily through the ROAMpay mobile app?”
The BlackBerry key seen above is used heavily in the ROAMpay application. To easily navigate and enter data, press the BlackBerry Button and choose the appropriate action.
“My BlackBerry Swiper is not working and it is plugged into the audio jack.”
Once you have ensured your ROAMpay Swiper is plugged completely in, make sure the volume is turned to maximum. The credit card swiper will not work unless the volume is turned to maximum.
To get started accepting credit cards on your BlackBerry or for more information visit www.paymentmax.com.
Mobile merchants using ROAMpay mobile and ROAMpay swipe to accept credit and debit card payments on their cell phones can now use their ROAMpay swipe with their existing PC or Mac too!
Go back and forth between your cell phone and PC or Mac effortlessly, all you need is a Y cable for virtual terminal. Plug one end of the Y cable into the ROAMpay swiper and the other end into the mic/headphone inputs on your PC or Mac. Simple! This allows you to take advantage of the lowest swiped rates.
For more information on ROAMpay mobile, ROAMpay Swipe, Y cables, or getting started accepting credit cards on your mobile phone visit www.paymentmax.com
ROAMpay Swipe is compatible with nearly 80% of the BlackBerry devices on the market today. Here is a list of BlackBerry devices that are compatible with ROAMpay credit card reader.
|Supported BlackBerry Models:||Carriers|
|Curve 2 8520||AT&T|
|Bold 2 9700||AT&T|
|Curve 2 8530||Sprint|
|Curve 2 8520||T-Mobile|
|Bold 2 9700||T-Mobile|
|Curve 2 8530||Verizon|
|Storm 2 9550||Verizon|
For more information on ROAMpay swipe, or to get started accepting credit cards on your BlackBerry visit www.paymentmax.com