I have a small business where I process all card payments through my Comcast internet service. My computer system (though which the payment goes through) has a backup dial-up plan if there is no internet service. I used to have an ATT which even though slow was always online. I switched to Comcast for higher speed and lower price. I have a voice plan also with them. For last couple of month my internet service is getting disrupted for 1-2 hours weekly. I am not able to do any credit card processing during that time. I am looking for another line for a backup internet. At&t has wireless home phone for $20/month but it says no dialup, fax or VOIP. Any suggestion. Thanks
Users like you can add images, links and other relevant information about this topic.
posted: Jun. 12, 2013 @ 11:27a
Click to copy code and go to .
Thanks for visiting FatWallet.com. Join for free to remove this ad.
Senior Member - 5K
posted: Jun. 13, 2013 @ 6:19a
Slightly different direction, but have you looked into PayPal / Square / Intuit for credit cards? I switched about a year ago. You need a cell phone for it, but transaction fees are cheaper. And no comcast / dial up required because it will use your cell service. None of them have monthly fees either, so you can use it just as a backup if you want.
Senior Member - 3K
posted: Jun. 13, 2013 @ 6:45a
yea, what mini said, or tether your cell phone for your backup
Senior Member - 7K
posted: Jun. 13, 2013 @ 9:57p
Or use JUNO/NETZERO (Same Company)
posted: Jun. 20, 2013 @ 10:18a
FreedomPop gives you 500 MB of FREE data monthly. Google them.
Senior Member - 7K
posted: Jun. 20, 2013 @ 4:35p
masterox7737 said: FreedomPop gives you 500 MB of FREE data monthly. Google them.Not for dialup as OP wanted.
posted: Jun. 20, 2013 @ 5:18p
If it's the terminal dialing it will dial into the verification system by itself (usually a toll free number). If it's your computer see if it can dial into the system directly. Your processor may charge a few cents for the dialup processing.
In the crosshairs
posted: Jun. 21, 2013 @ 1:47p
Cradle point has a series of routers that allows the use of a usb - cell modem as a backup. Several cell providers will sell you the service. The service would be faster than dialup, and the router would switch to it automaticly.
posted: Jul. 8, 2013 @ 3:24a
When I had AT&T DSL, they used to provide some free dial-up minutes. I used the dial up a couple times when my DSL was "down." If you're considering switching ISPs, you could check with AT&T if they still offer dial-up if you get uverse or DSL with them.
Or, if you just need to process credit cards, https://squareup.com/ is very popular with small business. Just sign up for the no monthly fee, 2.75% per transaction and use it as your backup.
Disclaimer: By providing links to other sites, FatWallet.com does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to FatWallet.com.
Members of our community may attach files to a post in accordance with the User Agreement. FatWallet is not responsible for the content, accuracy, completeness or validity of any information contained in any attached file. Files have *not* been scanned for viruses. Be especially wary of Excel files which may contain malicious content.
Earn Cash Back while you shop - just 3 simple steps.
1. Sign Up so we know who to pay! (It's FREE.)
2. Shop through FatWallet for deals from your favorite stores. Your online purchases earn Cash Back that builds in your FatWallet account.
3. Get Paid by requesting a payment via check or PayPal.
FatWallet coupons help you save more when shopping online. Use our Coupons Search to browse coupons and offers from thousands of stores, gathered into one convenient location.
As part of our FatWallet Community, you can share deals with almost a million shoppers in our forums. Forum content is generated by consumers for consumers. Share deals, money-saving tips, and more. It's FREE, fun, and addicting.
Our customer experience team is here around the clock - real people ready to assist.