UK businesses can now sign up for CreditCall’s ‘Smartphone Payment Acceptance Trial’ and be the first in the world to accept chip & PIN credit and debit card payments with their smartphone. The CardEase Mobile application uses a certified PIN pad in connection with a BlackBerry smartphone.
Businesses operating outside the ‘normal’ retail environment that need to accept payments on the go, such as tradespeople, mobile retailers, beauticians, delivery services, and exhibitors, can now accept chip and PIN payments on their mobile phone, without the hassle of cheques or cash. Provided they have a mobile signal or WiFi connection, a smartphone, and the special chip and PIN pad, card payments can be taken anywhere, anytime.
In its final development stage, CreditCall is now looking for businesses who would like to test the smartphone payment terminal in the real world. The app will initially be installed on BlackBerry Curve, Bold and Torch smartphones, with a version operating on Apple’s iOS and Android following in Q1 2011.
To be considered for the trial, following requirements need to be met: