Telstra business-owners can now collect payment using their Next G mobile phone using a new concept in conjunction with American Express which will see various third-party mobiles able to connect to a compact Telstra credit card swipe terminal, allowing small business customers to pay on the spot.Telstra Mobile Payments removes the hassle of handling cash or cheques, or chasing up payment at a later date, says Telstra business group managing director, Deena Shiff.
“We understand managing cash flow is important to the success of every small business,” said Shiff.
“This new business tool provides direct payment into your bank account, which means fewer outstanding invoices to chase or cheques to clear.”
Transactions are approved in real-time and receipts can be issued via SMS or email – but no sensitive credit card information is stored on the terminal or the phone, offering business users and their customers confidence in the system.
“Through an online portal you can also review payments made, process refunds and easily export data to popular accounting systems, increasing productivity and reducing the amount of time and effort required at tax time. For customers it’s a convenient and secure way to pay on the day,” said Shiff.
A range of Java and Windows phones hooked up to Next G can connect to the Mobile Payments portal, including Samsung Blackjack, Palm Treo 750, Nokia 6120c, Motorola V3xx and V6 Maxx and I-mate JASJAM.