our museum's fundraiser is being held in an aircraft hangar with NO phone line. There's a chance that the WiFi in the adjacent building might work, but if not how can i offer credit card services for our silent auction?
We use a credit card machine (like the ones found in small retail outlets) that uses cell phone technology to connect. We obtained it from our bank. I would try calling the merchant services division of your bank and see what they have to offer. Our bank let us rent it for a while to "try it out". It has worked great for us.
The National Beta Club
thumb drive size web access cards offered by major cell phone carrier would give you access on a laptop. Not sure if that would work for you. I have 60 field reps that use them and they love them. Good download speeds anywhere you are, with very rare weak connections.
hope that helps
Cradlepoint has a product that will take those thumb-drive sized access cards and turn them into a WiFi access point - if your credit card machine uses WiFi.
Chris Shipley Nutmeg Consulting
I use square for credit card processing. Does that work?
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