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I found a nice way to collect credit cards (Canadian site)

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• Phone pairs with a compact printer/cardreader via
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Looks interesting, I haven't looked into this one however when I did look into a mobile unit the cell rates, service charges etc. made it too high, as mentioned prior what we do is call in the credit card info to a toll free line, receive an authorization number and everything is balanced at the end of the week. Having a virtual machine would be better if the costs were not too high, I use a Blackberry however I do not subscribe to the internet with it, I think it's around $40.00 a month for this option.
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When you say a virtual machine, you mean credit card processing software without a piece of hardware to swipe the card?

The thing I was wondering is how much can one save when swiping a card for a transaction vs simply entering cc info into software?

Is it enough to justify the costs of the hardware?

Furthermore, you really don't need to be concerned with cc fraud because you know where these people live. I highly doubt they are going to give you a stolen card, so maybe swiping would not be important at all.
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When you say a virtual machine, you mean credit card processing software without a piece of hardware to swipe the card?

The thing I was wondering is how much can one save when swiping a card for a transaction vs simply entering cc info into software?

Is it enough to justify the costs of the hardware?

Furthermore, you really don't need to be concerned with cc fraud because you know where these people live. I highly doubt they are going to give you a stolen card, so maybe swiping would not be important at all.
A virtual machine uses a cell chip or Simm card to communicate, you rent the machine, simm card, pay monthly cell time (data package) plus a % of sales, I think for us we will just continue to call them in takes less than 30 seconds and we haven't had any issues, because its toll free to call we do not incur any expense.
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It's amazing how many options there are when dealing with this.
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I found a site where I can get a debit/credit card machine that can be processes anywhere as long you have cell phone reception. It works with a sim card just like a cell phone.

I will probably call them up in the spring and get setup for Interac, Visa and Mastercard
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I just use Paypal on my website. If a customer wants to pay by credit card they just go there and use Paypal.
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I just use Paypal on my website. If a customer wants to pay by credit card they just go there and use Paypal.
Yeah but can they use their debit card ? That's what I'm offering
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andy, who do you call them into your bank or do you have a cc company that you use ?
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