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Square to land in T-Mobile's retail stores, used by Obama's reelection campaign for fundraising

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Square to land in T-Mobile's retail stores, used by Obama's reelection campaign for fundraising
Square's contraption for accepting credit card payment on the go with your smartphone or tablet is getting some more attention these days. After Apple started selling it in its stores, now T-Mobile announced that it will be the first carrier to offer the gizmo at select retail locations.

T-Mobile's Square offer is part of its initiative to help small businesses, and accepting payments on the go certainly falls within the realms of that project.

Activists with the Obama reelection campaign, for example, have been accepting donations via the Square accessory with their phones or tablets, bragged the company. Those who contribute still need paperwork given, as is the law, but it certainly seems that Square is heading towards wider adoption now.

source: TechCrunch & T-Mobile

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posted on 31 Jan 2012, 09:00 2

1. remixfa (Posts: 14175; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


really, you had to throw obama in with the news? why?

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 12:44

3. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Cause he's hip and cool! /sarcasm

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 10:41

2. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Even though I'm more politically conservative, I find the bit about Obama interesting. Square or other mobile payments for political campaigns allow for a new revenue stream of smaller contributions from people that otherwise might not get involved.

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 10:00

4. motherpopcorn1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


Just for the record, Wireless Zone (Verizon Wireless Premium Retailers) has been offering Square readers in their stores since November...

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