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badbee
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I need to accept Credit cards via mobile, I'm asking is it better in anyones experience to get a off Island Merchant account or to buy a wireless machine and link it to my Bank account

Thanks in advance STX locationn

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Topic starter Posted : January 19, 2013 9:15 pm
aussie
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Yup.

Buy a wireless terminal, set up a merchant account, and link it to your bank account. Try ePayment America.

If you set it up through a local bank, your rates will probably be much higher.

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Posted : January 19, 2013 10:01 pm
poodle
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I will be using Paypal. I have set up the account. I will be using my new phone, not a terminal. Check it out, it's very affordable.

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Posted : January 19, 2013 11:05 pm
badbee
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I'm thinking this, that when Cruise ships are in, Cell service degrades in F'sted, that's why i'm thinking a dedicated wireless is better. I like PAYPAL but then won't I have to transfer funds back to my Bank account

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Topic starter Posted : January 19, 2013 11:45 pm
LiquidFluoride
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My friend uses the PayPal device for his Iphone ( can be cell service or WIFI) and it works very well, plus it has the lowest intrest fee I've ever seen for a credit card (something like 2.5% ) so I'd go with that one.

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Posted : January 19, 2013 11:57 pm
aussie
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"I'm thinking this, that when Cruise ships are in, Cell service degrades in F'sted, that's why i'm thinking a dedicated wireless is better."

Wireless terminals are programmed to use the AT&T or Sprint data ports.

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Posted : January 20, 2013 12:14 am
badbee
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Thanks everyone for the info, I'm leaning on the Wireless terminals only because I'm hesitant on using my phone for this as it could become a durability, handling, or jack connection issue eventually leading to a repair.. I'm kind of aTech freak I hate Dongles.

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Topic starter Posted : January 20, 2013 12:24 am
stxer
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Thanks everyone for the info, I'm leaning on the Wireless terminals only because I'm hesitant on using my phone for this as it could become a durability, handling, or jack connection issue eventually leading to a repair.. I'm kind of aTech freak I hate Dongles.

Ye I hate dongles too, but if I shower regularly it isn't a problem.....lol

ok...I do know that dongles is the term for a small electronic attachment...but I couldn't pass that up...

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Posted : January 20, 2013 1:12 am
SunnyCaribe
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I've just set up thru PayPal too. (FYI it required an established stateside address to achieve .) Besides the dongle which I have received but not tried yet, there is an app which allows you to enter info manually on the phone.

I agree on the durability question, but as I'm sure you know, redundancy is also extremely desirable, so having the iPhone app which will work on any iOS device once you download the app and login makes its own kind of sense too.

Good luck whatever you decide.

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Posted : January 21, 2013 12:48 pm
badbee
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Thanks for the info, Do you mean my Billing address (C/C) has to be a stateside one?

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Topic starter Posted : January 23, 2013 3:11 am
SunnyCaribe
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As far as I can tell they only needed you to have a stateside bank account with a stateside address and credit info, not all of which needed to be associated with that particular address.

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Posted : January 24, 2013 10:46 am
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