I applied for the Freedom card on February 6th. I applied over the internet and got this dreaded message
Thank you for applying. Your application requires further review before making a decision.
Here's what you can expect:
•Our goal is to notify you in writing within 10 days; however, in some circumstances it may take up to 30 days.
•If you are approved, you will receive your card and other important information in the mail.
•Please do not resubmit this application.
I waited about 12 hrs, and with the help of this wonderful forum, I found the recon number and gave them a call.
Chase needed to verify a couple pieces of information from me and I was instanly approved with a CL of $3500 I was happy I was approved, but was disatisfied with the CL..
I talked to the same recon rep, asked if I could be transfered to their credit dept. for a CLI increase, he was happty to do so. Very great customer service so far!!
I got to the credit dept. with in like 2 mins, talked to the guy explained my situation and asked for a CL of $5k. He put my request through and said that my request went to a pending status and that I would hear something in writing in the mail.
Well FF to today, I got my Freedom card today in the mail... The first thing I went to look for was to see if my CL request had gone through or not.
Today I opened my welcome package, and my CL was increased from $3500 to $5k!!!!!
So stoked to use this card now!