CHARGE Anywhere announces their audio jack card reader for BlackBerry - Accept payments directly on your smartphone

CHARGE Anywhere for BlackBerry 7
By Bla1ze on 17 Jan 2012 03:25 pm EST
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CHARGE Anywhere has been working on mobile payment solutions for quite a while now and with them having previously released their BlackBerry application they've now moved onto the hardware portion of that solution with the release of their audio jack reader for BlackBerry.

"Providing low cost solutions that enable businesses to accept secure card payments anywhere, anytime on a BlackBerry® phone is critical to enterprise and SMB clients looking to expand services on the proven security of their BlackBerry® devices," said Paul Sabella, CEO of CHARGE Anywhere®.

"With the CHARGE Anywhere® Mobile Payment Application for BlackBerry®, businesses can take advantage of our PCI security, end to end encryption and device management services while effortlessly turning their Sprint, AT&T or Verizon Wireless BlackBerry® phone into a secure, mobile point-of-sale terminal."

The Audio Jack Magnetic Card Reader allows users to securely process payments in real-time, capture signatures, invoice numbers, employee numbers, tips, GPS location and more. The full press release is beyond the break for you all.

Audio Jack Card Reader for BlackBerry® Smartphones to compete with Apple iPhone™ for Mobile Payment Acceptance 


CHARGE Anywhere® has enabled BlackBerry® Smartphones to easily accept credit card payments

January 17, 2012 (South Plainfield, NJ) - CHARGE Anywhere® LLC, a leading provider of award-winning, secure mobile payment and payment gateway solutions, announced today the compatibility of an Audio Jack Magnetic Card Reader with CHARGE Anywhere®'s Mobile Payment Application for BlackBerry®.

Compatibility of the Audio Jack Card Reader with CHARGE Anywhere®'s award-winning Mobile Payment Application for BlackBerry® and the PCI DSS Level 1 payment gateway, ComsGate®, provides BlackBerry® device owners with the most cost-effective solution to swipe credit cards anywhere, anytime. 

"Providing low cost solutions that enable businesses to accept secure card payments anywhere, anytime on a BlackBerry® phone is critical to enterprise and SMB clients looking to expand services on the proven security of their BlackBerry® devices," said Paul Sabella, CEO of CHARGE Anywhere®. "With the CHARGE Anywhere® Mobile Payment Application for BlackBerry®, businesses can take advantage of our PCI security, end to end encryption and device management services while effortlessly turning their Sprint, AT&T or Verizon Wireless BlackBerry® phone into a secure, mobile point-of-sale terminal."

CHARGE Anywhere®'s distinct mobile point-of-sale solution for BlackBerry® allow users to securely process payments in real-time, reducing risk and decreasing the scope of PCI-DSS. The exclusive solution permits users to capture and export mission critical business data such as signature capture, invoice number, employee number, tips, GPS location and more. 

8 comments

rsalinger

I always have a slight unsettling feeling when I swipe my card through someone's phone...

olblueyez

The Organized Ladies in Vegas should like this. :D

GlowingBlue

Agreed. I'm not sure if it's going to be a fading feeling like I had with Mint.com, ("entering banking info to a website??!! "-- was my feeling at the time, but soon faded when it was well received and highly acclaimed.

Guess it's just time to wait and see!

ALToronto

Comission on iPhone transactions is an outrageous 3.75%. Doubt it will be any less for BB.

flnetman62

3.75%? Are you sure you are using ChargeAnywhere and not Square? I was under 2%.

ChargeAnywhere has security which is approved by Visa, MC, etc - Square has none. In addition, you get a reduced price by swiping a card versus entering/typing a card number onto your PC/mobile phone.

Depending on how you are set up as a merchant vendor, your industry may have a higher cost associated with it - such as services vs products.

OnTopic

Dumped my BB because I couldn't run Square on it. New Nexus is a DREAM and running Square couldn't be simpler. I tried the Intuit BB reader/app, reader didn't work and app sucked.

guerllamo7

Nice. I'll never use it but I like to see BB getting more and more third party support. Hopefully, NFC and a few other efforts will allow it to resume strong growth.

I love BBM Music and look forward to BB Movies. Also, free voice navigation through BB Traffic is awesome (especially after I looked at my data consumption with the carrier). RIM has been working hard at making the UI and available tools and expanding support for their devices.

By the way, I don't know if it was the OS upgrade or the new cradle/charging pod but the battery on my Bold 9930 just goes a full 16 hour day no problem.

Last year was tough. I hope this is the year RIM makes a strong come back. I'm certainly pimping my Bold 9930 and Playbook to everyone I know.

Wbrian

I wonder if it will work on the Playbook... I'd love that!

B.