Discover EMV Cards

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websteth
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Discover EMV Cards

Postby websteth » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:50 pm

So as more and more cards are switching to EMV cards, I reached out to Discover to see when one would be available for my it Card. Here is what I got back. As you can see, there doesn't seem to be any sense of urgency to roll them out:

Thank you for your message regarding your Discover account. I understand your inquiry about the Chip and Pin cards to use in Europe, and I am happy to assist you today!

We will be issuing these cards to our customers in the upcoming years. However the systems currently will still accept your Discover card when swiped.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns about your account.

I appreciate your business and the time you have taken to contact me today. Thank you for choosing to use Discover.


Just thought I would share.
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Postby DavidNY » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:23 pm

Discover is not the card network I think of when using a card in Europe. (Not sure if your question to DFS was about domestic or international use, but the answer was about Europe.)

The BofA Travel Rewards card will do the job nicely.

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Postby websteth » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:58 pm

DavidNY wrote:Discover is not the card network I think of when using a card in Europe. (Not sure if your question to DFS was about domestic or international use, but the answer was about Europe.)

The BofA Travel Rewards card will do the job nicely.


I agree with you there on not the first choice but, there are no transaction fees on Discover which is a bonus. Personally when traveling i use my American Express the most but, it's nice to have options.
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Discover: Discover it
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Postby Reclusive46 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:06 am

websteth wrote:So as more and more cards are switching to EMV cards, I reached out to Discover to see when one would be available for my it Card. Here is what I got back. As you can see, there doesn't seem to be any sense of urgency to roll them out:



Just thought I would share.


Discover must be pretty useless in Europe.

I live in the UK and barely anywhere accepts Diners (Discover uses Diners here but some places also show Discover logo). Places only tend to take Amex, Visa, MasterCard and Maestro (MC Debit network). Only one supermarket here accepts it here, Sainsburys.

I'd imagine anywhere that takes Diners will be able to swipe it through ok. When I had an emergency replacement Amex (The emergency cards don't have chips), I managed to swipe it through everywhere ok around where I live in the UK.
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Postby ilikeme1 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:26 am

Reclusive46 wrote:Discover must be pretty useless in Europe.

I live in the UK and barely anywhere accepts Diners (Discover uses Diners here but some places also show Discover logo). Places only tend to take Amex, Visa, MasterCard and Maestro (MC Debit network). Only one supermarket here accepts it here, Sainsburys.

I'd imagine anywhere that takes Diners will be able to swipe it through ok. When I had an emergency replacement Amex (The emergency cards don't have chips), I managed to swipe it through everywhere ok around where I live in the UK.


Discover is pretty useless there. I was there studying last summer in the UK for a month and was only able to use it 3 times (Mission Burrito, Pizza Hut, and some Italian chain that I forget the name of.) I had no problem using Master Card or American Express pretty much anywhere. At the time none of my cards had EMV chips, but everywhere I went still had a way to swipe them, although some required over-rides by a manager or supervisor.
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