Alltel offers credit-card payment network for BlackBerry

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Alltel WirelessMobile operator Alltel has announced that traveling sales representatives will now be able to take credit-card payments using their wireless network solution. Named MobileCharge, the system will allow sales professionals to take secure, real-time payments outside of the office using their BlackBerry 7250, 7130e or Palm Treo.

“MobileCharge is a great tool for companies whose salesforces routinely meet clients in the field. Working on Alltel’s wireless network, it improves cash flow by enabling immediate payment and saves money by reducing back-office expenses,” said Elisabeth Owen, president of wireless business solutions for Alltel.

The MobileCharge system should be available nowish.