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
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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.
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posted: Jun. 13, 2013 @ 6:45a
yea, what mini said, or tether your cell phone for your backup
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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.
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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.
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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.
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