PhillyPhoto wrote:I got my first chipped card a month or so ago and since then I've tried to use EMV readers with very little success. The only place that I've seen them use it is a mom & pop bakery, and they do it behind the counter, it's not something I have the opportunity to do myself. I'm surprised bigger retailers aren't using or activating them. I've tried on terminals that have NFC enabled and nothing happens when I insert my card, I have to use the magnetic stripe still.
What's everyone else's experience when it comes to using the chips in EMV cards?
Pretty much the exact same thing. So far only home Depot has taken my EMV. Wal Mart, Dunkin, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, Shop-rite, Walgreens, RiteAid, Weis, all have brand new terminals that you can only swipe.
Panera sometimes will do NFC. I tried using the EMV at a Panera and the woman said "On no honey you need to swipe it like this, then took my card and swiped it for me." I was too stunned to say anything.
So in my opinion this whole thing is never going to take off because the "front lines" of the fight against credit card fraud have absolutely no idea what to do. NFC is still the best option until we get chip+pin here.