The Kyocera Echo caught my attention as I was researching the new mobile devices supported by ROAMdata’s G3x swiper. This unusual name packs a big punch in the mobile arena with a customized app that allows users to manage their battery life.
Users can pre-determine when they would like their device to switch to low-power mode based on battery life. This feature can be especially helpful for PaymentMax clients who accept credit cards on their mobile phones. Battery life equals sales!
Another feature attractive to mobile merchants is the Kyocera Echo’s durability. Kyocera used a super copper alloy and through strength analysis created a 3-dimensional hinge so unique it has SIX patents pending.
Accepting credit cards on the Kyocera Echo is fast and easy. All you need is your mobile device, PaymentMax merchant account, mobile credit card processing app, and credit card swiper (if you choose).
The newly released Nexus S 4G (available through Sprint) is the first phone to be compatible with Google Wallet, a mobile payment application that allows users to make purchases with their NFC (near field communication) embedded phones.
Now that the Nexus S 4G is readily available, we have received tons of questions about Google Wallet, pricing, equipment, and security. Here are a few of the most popular questions and answers.
1. How much does Google Wallet cost? Google wallet is free. Merchants accepting payment via Google Wallet will not incur any extra fees. Google Wallet payments are considered card present transactions.
2. What equipment do I need? A contactless terminal. Terminals that are ISO 144403 and 18092 standard and carry the universal contactless symbol are compatible.
3. Is Google Wallet secure? Yes. Google Wallet utilizes a chip called the secure element for security. The secure element is isolated from the phone’s operating system and hardware. Only authorized programs like Google Wallet can access the secure element to initiate payment. Google Wallet is also PIN based. Payment initiation can not begin until the Google Wallet PIN number is entered.
For more information on Google Wallet, or to get started visit www.paymentmax.com
Sprint, Google, Citi, MasterCard, and First Data have teamed up to bring mobile commerce to a whole new level in the U.S.. They have developed a NFC (near field communication) wallet app named Google Wallet. This mobile payment app allows users to make payments for goods and services with a mere tap of their phone.
The first smartphone to be compatible with Google Wallet is Sprint’s Nexus S 4G. The Nexus S 4g will come equipped with NFC technology which allows users to exchange data with other NFC devices, and read information from smart tags embedded in posters, stickers, and other products.
Merchants will accept phone (NFC) payments with a pay-pass enabled terminal at checkout. The customer will simply tap their phone within a few inches of the enabled terminal and payment is received. Customers will also be able to use loyalty points, rewards, deals, and other promotions with a phone tap.
According to First Data, there are 124,000 pay pass enabled merchants nationally and 311,000 globally.
For more information on mobile payments and pay pass equipment visit www.paymentmax.com.
Attention all merchants with the Verizon and Sprint BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 smartphone…you are now able to swipe your customers credit and debit cards using the popular ROAMpay Swipe device.
The updated 3G BlackBerry Curve is fast, Affordable, and comes equipped with BlackBerry OS 6. Here are the benefits of physically swiping credit cards.
1. Low swiped processing rates.
2. Easy and fast-Card information is automatically populated in mobile app fields.
3. Lower chargeback risk.
4. Can accept Visa unembrossed credit cards. These are swiped only cards.
As of now, the credit card reader is not compatible with AT&T or T Mobile version of the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300. For more information on BlackBerry credit card processing visit www.paymentmax.com
Sprint Nextel is debuting their first smartphone the HTC Arrive on March 20th, 2011. Exciting news for our clients who have been eagerly waiting for a smartphone so closely integrated with Microsoft products.
Mobile businesses will have access to all of the Microsoft business programs like Excel, Word, and PowerPoint which can be shared (or synced) with other machines and accept all major credit and debit cards with a few finger strokes.
The HTC Arrive is based on Microsoft Windows Phone 7 giving users access to nearly 9,000 apps in their store.
Another big business bonus…email can be interpreted using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, or communicate with standard POP (Post Office Protocol) and IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) email users.
Say Goodbye to the office! The Arrival of the HTC Arrive will allow merchants the ability to run their businesses and process payments from their beloved smartphone.
For more information on smartphone credit card processing, next day funding, or PaymentMax visit www.paymentmax.com.