Does AT&T (or your cell provider) charge air time or use your data plan to run Square?

  • Asked by Rebecca B from Rogers
  • Jul 11, 2011
Square Credit Card Reader

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Square requires a live Internet connection in order to authorize payments. Thus, if you are connected via Wifi, your data plan will not be affected, but if you use the phone's data connection, standard data usage will apply. With that said, the amount of data that Square transmits is probably on the scale of sending an email, and shouldn't use much of your data allotment.

    • Answered by Nathan S from Dallas
    • Jul 12, 2011
  • It uses either Wi-Fi or the device's data plan. It uses very very little data, however.

    • Answered by Robert R from Bremen
    • Oct 4, 2011