For Square, this is their first promotion with a carrier. The service and reader can now be purchased at 9,000 retail locations including those belonging to Apple, Best Buy, Radio Shack, Target and Walmart. The company processes some $11 million in transactions daily, a number that is only going to grow higher. Last month, Square 2.2 was released which allows vendors to print receipts and also offer special deals to repeat buyers. Customers will receive these deals from the Square Card Case app which tracks the stores that use Square.
On the other hand, we are not sure what T-Mobile is giving away here. When you install the app from the Android Market, you can follow instructions on how to order the reader for free. And if you do buy the reader from one of the stores that offers it, you get a coupon good for the price that you paid for it. Let's go with the idea that T-Mobile is making things easier for you by giving you the mobile reader without you having to order or buy one.