what kind of phone do I need???

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I run a food truck and need a phone that I can use for card reader for debit and credit cards.Dont talk alot on the phone (use Skype for that).What is a good phone (not to complicated for this old timer) and what kind of plan do I need ??(is that kind of use data??)
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Any Andoird or IPhone will do. There's nothing special required about the phone. You just need a plan with data in order for you to use card reader payment services. I
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But for an old timer I find it all very confusing. Any phones easier that my flip one??
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I am not aware of services which will process debit cards through a cell phone. Square (one of the big suppliers) only does credit cards. Make sure you can meet your needs with a cell phone before you jump in. You may need to get one of the cellular enabled credit / debit card terminals to meet your needs.

If you already have a point of sale device which connects to a phone through a cable, then likely any phone will do, as Ahmad says. Or you might look at one of the data only plans from Telus, and acquire a cellular router.
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Easier than flip phone? Not really. It needs to be a smartphone; an android or iPhone. Any of the Samsung devices, LG G4, Moto X play, iPhone 5S, 6, etc etc etc
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CIBC offers a debit/credit card reader for $50. per month && Cost of machine is $99.What I don't know is every transaction data??
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Transaction data volumes would be fairly small, on the order of a few KB of data. Your simplest option might be the cellular enabled POS card readers like used by Pizza Delivery folks.
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It doesn't use a lot of data per transaction but depending on how many transactions you do a month, you may need more or less data. 1GB plan is a safe amount to start at
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Don't think the POS cards read debit cards that's the problem
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So what device do you plan to use to read cards?
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see previous posts
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TD has a device that can read debit and credit. Do a search for TD Merchant Services. It's a POS (point of sale, not piece of s't). It uses your data and your phone can track how much data it uses. My coworker has one for his side business.
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Its probably the same one being offered by CIBC but I will look into it and thanks

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