Wireless Terminals – What’s All the Fuss About?
Figuring out the best ways to accept wireless credit card payments and choosing the right company can be overwhelming at the beginning.
Mobile or portable card machines are generally the most popular type of machine in the industry. Instead of being connected to a PSTN telephone line, this card machine uses a multi or dual sim for connection. With this type of credit card terminal, you can be away from your bar or restaurant and still accept card payments. It effectively allows you to take payments on the go and remain open!
The other most commonly used card machine in the hospitality industry is the portable version. This device is sim free, and can be used within a specified radius of a base station, which itself is connected to the merchant’s telephone line or internet router. A recent report in November 2016 showed that 20% of all card payments are now contactless, and many customers feel they expect this service when they’re in a hospitality setting.