Choosing the right connection for your card payment terminal is very important and will largely depend on your budget and type of service offered to customers. You can choose between wireless terminals that transmit data on a cellular network, IP and Ethernet terminals which use a broadband connection (for an extremely fast transaction speed) or a dial up connection over an analogue telephone line. Wireless is the most expensive, but essential if you need to take payments on the move, whilst dial up offers the most cost effective connection and is perfect for static sale set ups with easy access to a dedicated phone line.
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