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Discoverkey fobs tags

Postby MrAwesome » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:35 am

Does Discover card have payment "tags?" ... The little RFID things that go on your key chain or sometimes laminate to the back of your cellphone? Those make my life 100x easier when doing things like getting gas.


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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:44 pm

Are you talking about something similar to MasterCard Paypass? I don't believe Discover has that. The industry thought RFID would be a popular feature but most cards have them now and no one uses it.
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Postby MrAwesome » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:46 pm

Yep this is what I'm talking about...
Shame they never caught on though from a technical standpoint, there like the most insecure thing since wiretapping.

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actually they did have something...

Postby jeffysdad » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:43 am

Discover offered (and might still) a miniature card enclosed in a plastic fob. The "card" flipped out from the plastic sheath that attached to your keychain. It was a lot more cumbersome and far less well made than mastercard's payment tag, which I think is rather slick. I've seen the visa payment tag online but have never had one as the only Visa I've had with Rf was from chase and they embed it in the card.
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Postby MrAwesome » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:51 pm

I used to use the MC paytag all the time and it worked quite well. Oh well. Can't have everything.

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Postby Cucumber » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:07 pm

BOA had key fobs on debit cards and got rid of them too. I think it's just that not enough wanted them so they stopped offering.
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Postby fffresh » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:54 pm

Leaving keys with valet or the mechanic made key the fob credit cards less than ideal.



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