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Will the Headphone adapter cable work for a credit card reader such as Square?

2018-02-17, 18:19 PM

I have not yet had to use my USB-C to headphone jack adapter as I bluetooth any music.

A club I am in is considering getting one of those Square brand credit card readers so that we can accept credit cards at an upcoming fund raising event.  I'm the one who does the ticket sales so it will fall on me to deal with this - I have zero experience with this type of thing.

 

Does anyone have any experience with this or  know if the adapter cable will work with a Square CC Reader  and the Z2Force?

 

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Re: Will the Headphone adapter cable work for a credit card reader such as Square?

2018-02-17, 19:33 PM

I would instead recommend you google "Bluetooth Credit Card readers Android" to start investigating a card reader and back end merchant service that would connect to your phone with a more ubiquitous Bluetooth connection. Make sure it is a modern one, and backed up by a good processing service at a reasonable transaction cost.

 

Another option would be a card reader that supports a direct USB C connection, and SPECIFICALLY states it will support Android devices.

 

It would also be advisable to check directly with the manufacturer of any such device, and verify they claim their device is supported with the Moto Z2 Force, for an "official" statement of support by the 3rd party. Motorola can only support devices they can test and certify...not 3rd party devices.

 

When you do your search, beware of ads trying to appear as reviews. Excercise due dilligence as you investigate.

 

 

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Re: Will the Headphone adapter cable work for a credit card reader such as Square?

2018-02-17, 19:52 PM

Thanks rbkirk.
We want to go with Square as they are reputable and have one of the lowest costs. Unfortunately they want $49 for their bluetooth reader - the headphone jack one is free.

 

I didn't see ANY that support USB-C.


They (Square) don't claim compatibility with either of the 2 Moto phones that we have. Guess we'll just have to try and see what happens, and possibly upgrade to their $49 device if the cable won't work.

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Re: Will the Headphone adapter cable work for a credit card reader such as Square?

2018-04-13, 12:25 PM

In case anyone else comes across this thread, I am posting an update:

 

Got the Square Magstripe reader yesterday and it does work using the headphone adapter cable, I just had to enable some permissions on the phone and it worked fine.

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Re: Will the Headphone adapter cable work for a credit card reader such as Square?

2018-08-18, 13:55 PM

What permissions did you change? Help! This is a big deal for our business.

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Re: Will the Headphone adapter cable work for a credit card reader such as Square?

2018-08-18, 19:37 PM

I think the only thing was allowing it permission to use the microphone. Not sure why it needed that.

 

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