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    Default Arg - LG Phones are not compatible with Square credit card readers

    So, I volunteer at a private organization and just found out one big bummer with the Optimus G pro - the Square credit card reader does not work with this phone!

    It turns out that almost all LG phones are not - I wonder why they are not using a traditional headphone jack setup compared to all of the major manufacturers? Anyone know the differences? This kind of shuts out many small/independent business people who rely on these credit card readers to perform transactions :/

    I can manually enter sales, but that causes our rate to go from 2.7% to 3.5% + $.15 for every transaction (processing companies charge more for manually input transactions due to the higher risk associated with these types of sales).
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    Default Re: Arg - LG Phones are not compatible with Square credit card readers

    Wow, what an odd thing for LG to do. Makes no sense to me.
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    Default Re: Arg - LG Phones are not compatible with Square credit card readers

    https://squareup.com/help/en-us/arti...quare-register

    Looks like lots of devices don't.
    iPhone 5s-Verizon
    Moto X Verizon
    Nexus 7 2013
    Nexus 10
    iPad Air-Verizon
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    Default Re: Arg - LG Phones are not compatible with Square credit card readers

    My LG Optimus G doesn't work with Paypal Here reader, either. Works fine with my Note 2. Must be an LG headphone jack thing.
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    Thats weird because i have the lg optimus g on sprint and it works with paypal here you just have to make sure your completely closed out of the regular paypal app
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    Default Re: Arg - LG Phones are not compatible with Square credit card readers

    Eureka! Don't get discouraged yet LG users. My LG Optimus L9 works with the reader like a dream!
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    Default Re: Arg - LG Phones are not compatible with Square credit card readers

    "Not to mention...the Optimus L9 is an uber awesome phone!"
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    Default Re: Arg - LG Phones are not compatible with Square credit card readers

    I'm not sure what's going on but Square works fine with my G Pro and before the Pro its worked fine with my LG optimus G.
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    Default Re: Arg - LG Phones are not compatible with Square credit card readers

    (So I'm told) if your reader has black stripes on the input jack, it's a problem with many phones... Contact Paypal and ask them to send one with white stripes. (Not sure what's different about it, other than the color - I assume the order of the wiring or some attenuation or something.) Anyway - they have designed a new reader for those "problem" phones.

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