EMV Chip Now Available On Gold

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Postby catsartcox » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:17 pm

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Postby MB131174 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:31 am

Robrus1 wrote:I kind of don't understand why this is a desireable feature for cards other than Cent/Platinum, because every other AmEx I'm aware of charges FTFs. I have only used EMV overseas on my Platinum, but even if I didn't have that card, I'd still use my CSP or something else with no FTFs, EMV chip or not.


There are some places in Europe that the current CSP is worthless. I've been to places in Europe that REQUIRE an EMV chipped card. (Think: unattended kiosks, gas pumps, etc.) I'd rather pay a FTF than be stuck with a FTF-less card that could not be used.
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Postby beef.stu » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:57 pm

MB131174 wrote:There are some places in Europe that the current CSP is worthless. I've been to places in Europe that REQUIRE an EMV chipped card. (Think: unattended kiosks, gas pumps, etc.) I'd rather pay a FTF than be stuck with a FTF-less card that could not be used.


yeah. happened to me and my friends a few times at gas pumps late at night in switzerland. Also couldnt rent bikes in france because it wouldnt accept our cards. Cant wait to get my BCE an EMV chip!
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Postby Robrus1 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:15 pm

MB131174 wrote:There are some places in Europe that the current CSP is worthless. I've been to places in Europe that REQUIRE an EMV chipped card. (Think: unattended kiosks, gas pumps, etc.) I'd rather pay a FTF than be stuck with a FTF-less card that could not be used.


Makes sense. I hadn't really thought of it that way because that hasn't happened to me in Europe. It seems like another good option (for me anyway) would be to get some other Visa with EMV, just to have greater acceptance and the chip together. I don't think I'll get my other Amex cards chipped, but I better understand why it's a desirable feature. I sure would like Chase to EMV the CSP. When I was in France over the summer, Amex was only accepted at about half of the places I went, but had no problems using my CSP. I did have to wait in line to buy train tickets because none of my cards would work at the kiosk, including my chipped Platinum, but I have only used public transportation, so I haven't bought gas anywhere yet. Thanks for the info.
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Postby websteth » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:03 pm

MB131174 wrote:There are some places in Europe that the current CSP is worthless. I've been to places in Europe that REQUIRE an EMV chipped card. (Think: unattended kiosks, gas pumps, etc.) I'd rather pay a FTF than be stuck with a FTF-less card that could not be used.

Last week in London several times I watched American's without the chip denied service. Both at a kiosk and in person. Was happy my American Express and Chase Hyatt had the chips. It saved me a lot of embarrassment. Like t or not, EMV is needed if you leave this country. The credit card companies seem to not think this is the case. Citi tonight told me my options were to either ask them to swipe or not travel with their card since my Hilton HHonors visa isn't available for a chip.
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Postby MB131174 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:39 pm

Robrus1 wrote:Makes sense. I hadn't really thought of it that way because that hasn't happened to me in Europe. It seems like another good option (for me anyway) would be to get some other Visa with EMV, just to have greater acceptance and the chip together. I don't think I'll get my other Amex cards chipped, but I better understand why it's a desirable feature. I sure would like Chase to EMV the CSP. When I was in France over the summer, Amex was only accepted at about half of the places I went, but had no problems using my CSP. I did have to wait in line to buy train tickets because none of my cards would work at the kiosk, including my chipped Platinum, but I have only used public transportation, so I haven't bought gas anywhere yet. Thanks for the info.


I talked to a CSP rep one day a few weeks ago about this. She seemed to really know what was going on. She stated that this fall the CSP could possibly be available with EMV. I asked if it would be PIN or siggy, and to my surprise she said they are currently weighing which option to go with as many people have requested a card with PIN vs soggy. She said that many people have been complaining about not being able to use their chip & siggy cards without getting hit with a cash advance fee, because when a terminal would only request a PIN, they'd enter their cash advance PIN and would be billed a cash advance instead of a purchase. She said she could submit a form for me letting Chase know that I too would be interested in a PIN card vs a soggy card.
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Postby RewardHop » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:49 pm

Got my BCE upgraded to EMV. Very simply and hassle free.
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Postby beef.stu » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:49 pm

Just got my BCE upgraded as well. Since these are chip+sig, will these still not work at unattended pay stations and self checkout places in europe because there is no pin?
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Postby TopperLA » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:30 pm

If I ask to get my PRG chipped, does that mean the number on my new card will change ?

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Postby benhollberg » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:31 pm

TopperLA wrote:If I ask to get my PRG chipped, does that mean the number on my new card will change ?


The card number should be the same, the expiration date may change.
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