ROAMpay Questions What Happens if Cellphone Service is not Available? Can I Still Accept Credit Cards
A common question I receive is “what happens to my credit card transactions if I have no cell phone service?”
If you find yourself in a no cellphone zone you can still accept your customers credit cards. The transactions will be performed offline. All transactions taken offline will be stored safely and uploaded at a later time when the network is available.
When network service is not available , the login times out. The application stores the username and password and allows the user to conduct offline transactions. The screen text below is displayed alerting the user to the situation.
Login timed out
You may have little
or no connectivity
only offline trxs
will be allowed
Exit or Continue
If you find yourself offline, go ahead and enter the transaction information. Once there is an available network, all the offline sales will be submitted.