Reclusive46 wrote:You'll know when a reader is enabled as it won't let you swipe the card through anymore. It'll just tell you to insert the card or "USE ICC or CHIP" after a swipe.
That message only shows up if you let the cashier swipe your card on their register, not the terminal facing you.
Some registers at my local Walmart store needs to do that in order to accept EMV card. SImply swipe your card or insert it into the terminal doesn't work. You have to ask the cashier to swip your card at the register first, then you can insert the card into the terminal.
On the other hand other registers at my local Walmart store has EMV slot enabled. You can just insert it right away. It is really weird, same store, but different approach at different registers.