Amex Chip Cards... are they available now?

American Express forum. Talk about AmEx credit cards like Blue, Gold, Platinum, Centurion, and more.
12 posts
User avatar
FastSRT8
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1454
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:32 pm
Location: Canada

Amex Chip Cards... are they available now?

Postby FastSRT8 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:27 am

Curious if Amex has switched over to the CHIP or RFID cards.

Even more curious if they do it for the Titanium Cent cards.

Now that everyone is going that way for security reasons, I kind of want to stay old school with my embossed swipe only Cent.
Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero!


travisrauh
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 167
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:01 pm
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Postby travisrauh » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:44 am

Chip & Signature is available on most of our cards, including Centurion. At this time, however, they are only being sent out per cardmember request (unless we gather that you may be travelling globally at which point we may activate the feature on a replacement card in order to avoid sale disruption).
I am an employee of American Express. All posts are those of my own and do not reflect the actions or opinions of AXP. While all efforts are made to ensure accuracy in my posts, for official statements or responses, please consult with @AskAmex on Twitter or dial the number on the back of your card.

takeshi
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1733
Joined: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:12 pm
Location: US

Postby takeshi » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:44 am


User avatar
FastSRT8
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1454
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:32 pm
Location: Canada

Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:45 am

travisrauh wrote:Chip & Signature is available on most of our cards, including Centurion. At this time, however, they are only being sent out per cardmember request (unless we gather that you may be travelling globally at which point we may activate the feature on a replacement card in order to avoid sale disruption).



I do travel globally and thus far have not encountered any issue by not having an EMV chip on my Cent Card.

As my 'valid to' date is still a ways away, maybe I'll just stick with my legacy swipe card. After all, doesn't the chip 'ruin' the look of the Cent card by blemishing the all black titanium face with a gold circuit board? Like a ripe zit!
Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero!

travisrauh
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 167
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:01 pm
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Postby travisrauh » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:49 am

Ehhh it doesn't look as bad in person as you'd think but I do agree that it looks better without - particularly on Centurion!
I am an employee of American Express. All posts are those of my own and do not reflect the actions or opinions of AXP. While all efforts are made to ensure accuracy in my posts, for official statements or responses, please consult with @AskAmex on Twitter or dial the number on the back of your card.

Reclusive46
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 222
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:04 am
Location: UK

Postby Reclusive46 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:39 pm

travisrauh wrote:Ehhh it doesn't look as bad in person as you'd think but I do agree that it looks better without - particularly on Centurion!


Amex drive me mad with my UK cards. They have a silver chip on my gold card and gold chip on my Platinum card. I could swear they are trying to annoy me! :p
Amex UK Platinum Charge Card
Amex Blue Cash USA
Amex US Gold Corporate Card
World MasterCard Capital One UK (Free abroad + Cashback + Free Cash Withdrawals with no interest)

CC Deville
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1075
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:07 pm
Location: Phoenix

Postby CC Deville » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:08 pm

I switched my ZYNC to EMV in December. I also have EMV on my Citibank and BofA cards...so far none of the merchants I frequent in Phoenix and Denver are EMV compatible at this time.

I am surprised as a Canadian that your card has not already been switched.

User avatar
FastSRT8
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1454
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:32 pm
Location: Canada

Postby FastSRT8 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:14 pm

Silver chip on gold card... gold chip on silver card.... oh man.

I think I'll stay chip less as long as I can. Make my somewhat rare card rarer
Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero!

Moneytalks
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:22 pm
Location: United States

Postby Moneytalks » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:42 am

FastSRT8 wrote:I do travel globally and thus far have not encountered any issue by not having an EMV chip on my Cent Card.

As my 'valid to' date is still a ways away, maybe I'll just stick with my legacy swipe card. After all, doesn't the chip 'ruin' the look of the Cent card by blemishing the all black titanium face with a gold circuit board? Like a ripe zit!


Amex could just use a black metal for the chip instead, have your concierge look into it for you ;)
And if that's not an option, there's always a sharpie aka "cover up" for that zit
Wallet: Amex BCE & Chase Freedom. (Credit Card dieting since 2014)

User avatar
FastSRT8
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1454
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:32 pm
Location: Canada

Postby FastSRT8 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:53 pm

Moneytalks wrote:Amex could just use a black metal for the chip instead, have your concierge look into it for you ;)
And if that's not an option, there's always a sharpie aka "cover up" for that zit


Ahhhh sharpie. I remember doing that trick on my platinum card as I hated how the black lettering and numbers wore out so fast.
Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero!



Return to “American Express”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest