EFTPOS terminals aren’t very data hungry so using a hotspot is an option to connect your terminal to the internet. However, a hotspot may not be as reliable as connecting to a Wi-Fi network for every day or heavy usage – consider how you’ll keep your mobile charged and whether you want to connect multiple devices. You’ll also need to check your mobile plan – some unlimited mobile data plan exclude the use of tethering and Wi-Fi hotspots, or you need to add an extra to enable this.

If using your mobile phone as a hotspot isn’t suitable but you don’t have another Wi-Fi network available, consider a GPRS/3G mobile terminal which takes it’s own data SIM (plan included with a Smartpay lease) or look into a mobile modem or hotspot that can have it’s own SIM and connect multiple devices.

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