Idaho state, county and city governments can now use the "Idaho on the Go" app to take debit and credit card payments on any Android phone or tablet. An encryption-enabled card reader available as as add-on gives the app “store-and-go” capability. If the device is outside of a cellular or Wi-Fi coverage area, the transaction is securely stored until the device is connected, at which point the payment is processed.
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According to an Access Idaho release, financial officials can use the tool to reconcile deposits and access real-time billing information. Reports on transactions can be obtained from Android devices or
any Internet-connected computer. All transaction data information is transmitted via a secure connection, and password-protected.
The OntheGo mobile service accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa using Access Idaho’s PCI-compliant payment processor, designed for government.