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Articles tagged with: credit

Sprint Offering $175 If You Switch Over

Sprint is now offering customers from AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon, $175 of store-credit to *business users who switch over to Sprint service and buy any Sprint phone. The credit was designed to “give customers a chance to try Sprint without having to worry about fees or charges for terminating their contracts with current carriers.”

This makes a lot of sense since most termination fees are close to $200 with wireless providers. This is also the perfect opportunity to those upset with either T-Mobile or AT&T. The $175 is given to those looking to buy a smartphone and a $50 credit is given to those looking to buy a low-end feature phone. Individual users will only get a $125 credit towards the purchase of a smartphone.

Visa And Square Partner Up To Buff Up Security

Since Visa’s investment with the mobile payment company, Square, we see that the two have announced a new version of the Square dongle that adds encryption and enhances security. Square has received much criticism in the past from Verifone, claiming that Square’s system is insecure and outdated.

Although Square has denied these allegations (who wouldn’t deny such allegations?), the company has introduced a new version of the Square reader that employs encryption, hinting that perhaps they did agree that security needed to be enhanced. Of course all this comes after Sony’s PlayStation Network gets hacked, is down for seven days, and has personal information of 70 million members stolen.

American Express Hops On NFC Bandwagon With “Serve”

With all the recent talk about Citigroup and Mastercard joining the Near-Field Communications revolution, American Express has come to join the service. Amex has launched an official financial transactions service called Serve.

The technology is currently only available in the United States but is expected to be “served” abroad in the coming year. According to Yahoo, Dan Schulman, VP of American Express Enterprise Growth said…