T-Mobile USA has become the first mobile operator to offer Square payment readers to its customers, allowing smartphone owners on its networks to buy the payment accessory direct from its stores starting today. The Square mobile reader, a smartphone accessory with a card reader that you can plug into the headphone jack of most Android devices.
“Small business customers are looking for a partner that will help them navigate the sometimes overwhelming and confusing wireless experience and provide the biggest bang for their buck,” said Bruce McGregor, senior analyst with Current Analysis. “With their emerging portfolio of small business solutions, T-Mobile is taking the right steps to better cater to customers’ needs for increased productivity via their mobile services.”
The Square devices won’t be available in all T-Mobile stores, but small business owners can get them from select stores in California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Washington state.