Traded my classic Cent card for a chipped one :(

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Postby lobbythis » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:20 pm

Looks fine. Just no more symmetry in the card. Can't really see anything in the background though. Maybe my monitor contrast is crap.


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Postby FastSRT8 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:59 pm

djrez4 wrote:The old centurion looks better, but I like the pattern in the background of the new card.


To be honest, I didn't even know there was a difference until I pit them side by side. Even then, it's not until I was phot shopping my name off the card did I really notice.

It's a subtle change.
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Postby Moneytalks » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:44 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:OK just because Moneytalks asked AND since he and I pretty much got on the board at the same time... I am going to post a pic.

The funny thing is, I am actually glad I did this because I found there are DIFFERENCES between the old Cent and the new Cent besides the obvious of the chip.

The Centurion figurehead is different.

The black background also has a faint pattern to it now which the old didn't have.

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Postby MB131174 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:28 pm

I like the new one better
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Postby FastSRT8 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:14 pm

MB131174 wrote:I like the new one better


The chip though visually imbalances the card. I would have preferred they provided the RFI chips so we can tap and pay. I like that feature more.
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Postby MB131174 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:35 pm

What imbalances the card to me (along with the green, golds and plat) is the border design. Ornate around the sides and top, thin line at the bottom. What's up with that?!
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Postby djrez4 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:58 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:The chip though visually imbalances the card. I would have preferred they provided the RFI chips so we can tap and pay. I like that feature more.


If it makes a difference, RFID is about as unsecure as you can get. Someone can stand next to you with a scanner and poach your info. Thus, the proliferation of RFID blocking wallets. I specifically request that none of my cards come with it. Although I guess it doesn't matter when you're not on the hook for fraudulent charges, it's still a hassle getting a new card.
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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:59 pm

djrez4 wrote:If it makes a difference, RFID is about as unsecure as you can get. Someone can stand next to you with a scanner and poach your info. Thus, the proliferation of RFID blocking wallets. I specifically request that none of my cards come with it. Although I guess it doesn't matter when you're not on the hook for fraudulent charges, it's still a hassle getting a new card.


Can you tell, when looking at a card, if it has an RFID chip?
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Postby FastSRT8 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:28 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Can you tell, when looking at a card, if it has an RFID chip?


Yes, the RFID equipped cards have a wifi like symbol printed on the card.

As for protection, I use a secrid wallet.
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Postby flan » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:33 am

FastSRT8 wrote:Yes, the RFID equipped cards have a wifi like symbol printed on the card.

As for protection, I use a secrid wallet.


That sounds very uncomfortable.



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