Embossed cards still necessary?

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Postby kir » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:57 pm

flan wrote:Also, it's still not possible to make a real account with anything other than a ventra card, so you don't get 25 cent transfers, and you pay $2.25 for a bus (instead of $2 w/ ventra.) That's supposed to change, but don't hold your breath, cubic (the ventra service provider) are spectacularly crap at software. When they do make it possible, it's going to work the same way -- you buy transit value in advance, so zero reason not to just use ventra, unless you hate having the extra card.

I didn't know that thing about the fares. I guess it makes more sense to just hold on to it. But yeah, it was mainly so I had one less thing to carry around. I'm glad you told me because I don't really care about having contactless anymore :) I mainly wanted it for CTA purchases. Other than that, I don't really know where I'd care to use contactless.

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Postby alexmt » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:40 am

thom02099 wrote:There are still some mom & pop businesses that use the old presser/slider machines. Likely because they don't want to/can't pay swipe fees to accept credit cards.

LOL, you do realise that so-called "swipe fees" are NOT literally swipe fees, right? You pay them for imprint/chip/manual/contactless entry modes too :P

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