Sunday, July 17, 2011

Me & My Iphone...

I have been resisting smartphones forever, thinking my plain jane cell phone was all I needed. Afterall, I don't get that many calls anyway.  I'm happy to announce that I have converted and now am the proud owner of a new Iphone. 

I can thank technology and scarves for the change in heart.  I've been taking credit cards for a number of years via an on-line company called Propay. First I started using the old-fashioned "knuckle-buster" imprinter; then I graduated to a card reader I could attach to my netbook and get real-time authorization. 

The downside to that was that in hotel ball rooms I often got less than satisfactory reception even with my own broadband modem attached to the netbook. So, invariably I spent most of the time with the imprinter again.

Now ProPay is just one of a number of companies that allow you to attach a reader to your smartphone and swipe the card in real-time anywhere you have cell phone coverage.

So I took the plunge and I now have a cell phone where I can not only get calls but also email, search the internet and swipe credit cards.  What more do I need?

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