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PayPal Here goes after Square with a credit card dongle for iPhone and Android, takes checks too

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PayPal Here goes after Square with a credit card dongle for iPhone and Android, takes checks too
Aimed squarely at Square, the new PayPal Here dongle from the renowned payment service takes credit and debit cards, and can be attached to your Android device or the iPhone, via their audio jacks.

For listening to music then you'd have to use your Bluetooth headset, but it's a small inconvenience for the ability to take credit and debit card payments on the go. Best of all - the PayPal Here dongle is free, looks stylish, and charges 2.7% per card transaction vs 2.75% for Jack Dorsey's Square.

PayPal Here goes after Square with a credit card dongle for iPhone and Android, takes checks too
PayPal's mobile payment service has other neat tricks up its sleeve - it takes checks and you can invoice with the app, as well as track your cash payments, for a well-rounded mobile experience. You can sign up for the dongle on PayPal Here's dedicated website, and will be notified when available. In the meantime, watch the service demo below.

source: PayPal


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posted on 16 Mar 2012, 10:41 3

1. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


i would use this as i trust paypal with my info

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 03:41

6. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


PayPal sucks. i have a PayPal account and it gets restricted every few months and then i have to send them my documents again .... i dont know whats wrong with them but they ask from the sellers rather than the buyers about the legitimacy of a transaction? kind of nonsense....

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 11:46 2

2. illuminatemyfate (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


Hookers will make good use of this.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 13:44 1

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


lol never thought about it like that

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 15:30 1

4. Croxy (Posts: 55; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


NFC payment system is easier

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 17:37 1

5. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Also cab drivers,ice cream and concession stands and so on. The only downside are the fees Paypal charges to accept payments.

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 01:34

7. PhilipCohen (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


And, just for a laugh, some analysis of "PayPal: The New Way To Pay In-Store", PayPal Digital Wallet, PayPal Debit MasterCard, PayPal Here, PayPal Local and Watch With eBay ...

http://forums.auctionbytes.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=24611

eBay / PayPal / Donahoe: Dead Men Walking

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