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Discover 2Go card

Postby goober » Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:45 am

[This popped in my head tonight and I couldn't find much on it]

Does you remember this thing. It was a keychain credit card Discover came out with I want to say 5 or 6 years ago. What ever happened to it is this still around or did they get rid of it? I haven't seen it around so I'm going to say it's kaput...yeah?

It seems like every year new smaller credit cards come out like this or the Paypass but no one uses them. Me, well I love my regular-sized credit cards and they work just fine. With how often I lose my keys it doesn't seem like a smart idea. Plus I don't want to have more keychains on my keyring than I absolutely need.
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Postby goober » Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:49 am

I found another pic of it.
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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:52 pm

I want to say they phased out the Discover 2Go card but I'm not sure on that. With the microchip credit cards that you wave like Paypass and Expresspay, a minature keychain credit card like that one they probably realized was outdated.

I'm not big on any of these card alternatives either. No matter what size of card you have we still need to carry our ID or drivers license which is the standard credit card size anyway. You might as well carry normal sized card. I also don't like the idea of keychain cards for the same reason - because they get lost. The chip cards I find are pointless because swiping a card is so easy there's no point in changing it.

Your location says OBX, you're in the Outer Banks? Nice place I was there this summer.
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Postby ka8 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:32 am

lol I remember the commercial for this card. They had some guy on a boat trying to use the card like a fold out knife and cut rope. Obviously it didn't work.

When I got my checking account with Bank of America in 04 they gave out keychain debit cards. They weren't fold out though instead miniature-sized cards that you put on your keyring. It was kind of a stupid idea IMO because the card got scratched up and unusable so quick by the keys that after I went through the second card I gave up on it. I think they finally realized this too because they don't do them anymore.

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Postby fffresh » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:04 pm

The mini credit card is a lost cause. Too many stores today have the type of readers that ATM machines do where you insert your card for it to be read. Target is one off the top of my head that does this. Those types of readers will never work any mini or keychain cards.

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2Go Card Discontinued

Postby Switchfoot » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:50 pm

It was discontinued. I liked the idea too, but it seemed doomed to failure. It's too much hassle to justify alternative standards especially with things as widespread as a credit card when part of their convenience is automating a lot of the transaction fluff of checking out, getting gas, etc.

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Postby bikermike » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:01 am

Hey that link wasn't working for me. Is the Discover 2 Go card still up on their site?

I think B o A discontinued their mini keychain debit cards too.


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Postby Switchfoot » Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:35 pm

Hmm...maybe Discover isn't sharing the love today?

No matter, here's a cut-and-paste instead!

Make Life On-the-Go a Little Easier

The Discover 2GO Card enables you to travel a little lighter and pay a little faster. It delivers big convenience in a compact size.

With its own protective case that fits in your pocket, you simply rotate the Discover 2GO Card out of the case and swipe the magnetic strip just as you would your standard Discover Card.

Your Discover 2GO Card has the same account number as your existing Discover Card, and all the charges appear on your monthly billing statement. It also earns rewards just like your traditional Discover Card.

The Discover 2GO Card is accepted nearly everywhere your existing Discover Card is, although it may not be possible to use it at certain gas station pumps and ATMs due to its unique size and shape. In those cases, either use your standard Discover Card or ask the merchant to enter the account number on the front of the card.

If your Discover 2GO Card is lost or stolen, report it immediately by calling 1-800-DISCOVER (1-800-347-2683). You'll always be protected with our $0 Fraud Liability on unauthorized transactions.

We are no longer offering the Discover 2GO Card, but if you already have one you may continue to use it.

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Postby sputNick » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:45 pm

I wouldn't mind this feature if it were still available. But yeah I would be worried about it because you give keys out once in a while to auto shops and for parking.

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Postby just-me-in-tn » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:20 pm

It's long been gone. Fortunately I got mine right before they discontinued them and it is good until 2014. I wish they would bring it back. I have mine attached to the car key with a quick connect, so it's not an issue passing off the car key. Same as you wouldn't give them your house key. The only place so far that I've not been able to use it is at the gas pump.



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