Charge Anywhere® and Verizon Wireless announce mobile payment processing solutions for business

CHARGE Anywhere® LLC, a leading provider of secure mobile payment software and mobile payment gateway services, announced that it has furthered its relationship with Verizon Wireless by offering a new Verizon Wireless billing option. This new billing option provides qualified enterprise customers with the convenience of having services, such as CHARGE Anywhere®’s, billed to their Verizon Wireless bills. CHARGE Anywhere® offers business customers the technology to accept and process credit and debit card payments from their Verizon Wireless phones.

“It was important to us to provide our customers with a first-class mobile payment solution and streamlined billing process,” said Rose Kirk, vice president – enterprise and government distribution and operations for Verizon Wireless. “Not only is centralized billing convenient, but it gives Verizon Wireless customers – enterprise, medium and small – a secure, reliable mobile credit card payment solution.”

Paul Sabella, CHARGE Anywhere®’s president and CEO, said, “CHARGE Anywhere® is proud of our relationship with Verizon Wireless, and we are excited to offer mobile payment technologies for Verizon Wireless’ Android™, BlackBerry®, and Windows Mobile® devices.”

CHARGE Anywhere® is the perfect point-of-sale (POS) software for any merchant conducting business within a mobile environment, transforming any Verizon Wireless smartphone into a complete wireless credit card terminal. The CHARGE Anywhere® mobile payment software can be downloaded over the air to customers’ phones, making installation, set up and updates easy for any business.

Printing customer receipts and collecting card swipes is a breeze using optional hardware such as a Bluetooth® printer with integrated card reader. The CHARGE Anywhere® mobile payment software solution helps merchants receive the lowest possible credit card processing rate and provides the best possible customer experience. Sales receipts can also be printed or e-mailed at the POS, making business transactions easier than ever before.

Being Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) validated, CHARGE Anywhere® mobile payment software eliminates the need for merchants to worry about the safety of credit card data within the mobile payment application. PA-DSS validation ensures that payment applications are developed using strong encryption and prohibited from storing cardholder data including PIN, CVV2 or magnetic stripe information.

“With each order, Verizon Wireless business customers will be getting a complete payment card industry (PCI)-validated mobile payments solution,” said Sabella.

“CHARGE Anywhere® understands the strategic importance of listening to our customers and making mobile payments as easy and convenient as possible for Verizon Wireless clients. Therefore, the billing charges for the CHARGE Anywhere® mobile payment software solution will be reflected on the monthly Verizon Wireless billing statement,” said Marty McMullian, vice president of sales at CHARGE Anywhere®.

CHARGE Anywhere®’s mobile payment software solutions are winners of the 2009 Best of Interop – PCI Security Solution and the 2009 Electronic Transaction Association Technology Innovation Award.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).

About CHARGE Anywhere
CHARGE Anywhere® is the developer of proprietary Payment Card Industry PA-DSS certified CHARGE Anywhere® v2.0.0 Mobile Payment/POS software solution designed for Smartphones and POS Terminals, e-commerce, Web terminal and PCI DSS Level 1 compliant ComsGate® Payment Gateway. CHARGE Anywhere® offers business partners and customers the most secure and robust selection of industry specific and customized payments solutions and services, including: IP/Wireless Payment Gateway, POS software, Encryption and Data Security Services, Closed Loop Card Management and Merchant Billing Services.

©2010 CHARGE Anywhere, LLC. All trademarks, service marks and trade names referenced in this material are the property of their respective owners. Verizon Wireless is a trademark of Verizon Trademark Services, LLC. Research in Motion, the RIM logo, BlackBerry, the BlackBerry logo, SureType and SurePress are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be pending or registered in other countries – these and other marks of Research in Motion Limited are used under license. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Charge Anywhere® is a federally registered trademark of Charge Anywhere, LLC.

Source: Verizon Wireless

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