Square has a new reader that will make mobile payments easier

By dkpope
Nov 24, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/11/2015-11-23-image.png" /></p> <p>After going<a href="https://www.techspot.com/news/62848-square-ipo-cheer-up-morning-better-than-jack.html"> public last week</a> -- and losing its CEO a lot of money -- Square has launched a new reader to make payments even easier, one that doesn&#39;t even require to use a card. Instead, you can take out your phone or Apple Watch and wave it over the reader. USA Today reports that the reader rolled out for 100 businesses across the U.S. today but <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2015/11/23/square-rolls-out-readers-accept-apple-pay/76237382/">Square plans to expand</a> soon. The new reader also lets you pay with EMV chip cards as well.</p> <p>Going by the contactless and chip reader <a href="https://squareup.com/contactless-chip-reader">launch web page</a> alone, you&rsquo;d think this new reader was tailor made for Apple Pay. But really it&#39;s just an NFC terminal that will accept all of the NFC-based payment solutions. So that means you can pay with Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and yes Apple Pay, too. A nice bonus for Samsung Pay users, not connected with the Square announcement, is that Chase Visa credit, debit and Liquid cards were just added as payment options.</p> <p>Interested? You can reserve a reader for $49 on Square&#39;s web page.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62886-square-has-new-reader-make-mobile-payments-easier.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62886-square-has-new-reader-make-mobile-payments-easier.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/62886-square-has-new-reader-make-mobile-payments-easier.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
  2. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 452   +180

    Ooh goody! Finally a reason to squeeze myself through a packed bus a few times a day. It just wasn't worth it when the reader only worked with one payment solution.

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