New hardware lets you swipe credit cards on your BlackBerry

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AirchargePipeline Data has announced that its Aircharge system is now compatible with a range of BlackBerry devices. The AirPro service lets you make over the air credit card transactions using a BlackBerry 8300, 8800, 8700, 8100, 7780, 7290, 7280, 7130 or a 7100. Right now, it’s only available on Dobson Cellular, but since AT&T’s going to be picking it up, anyone else under the AT&T umbrella shouldn’t have any issues signing up once the deal goes through. I guess until near-field wireless transactions get ironed out, we’ll have to do it the old-fashioned way. That is, if you can call taking someone’s piece of plastic, translating its magnetic strip into a signal which is emitted into the sky, received by giant towers, and transmitted to a multinational corporation which temporarily supplies funds for goods and services old-fashioned.

  • Bob

    Actually when looking at the site the Aircharge system looks like it available on just about every carier not just Dobson (CellularOne). There are listing for Sprint, Nextel, Verizon, etc.

  • Bob

    Actually when looking at the site the Aircharge system looks like it available on just about every carier not just Dobson (CellularOne). There are listing for Sprint, Nextel, Verizon, etc.