dulcet wrote:That is strange. I have a Chase Sapphire Signature Visa (not Preferred). Back in the beginning of December there was a fraudulent charge on my card. I reported it immediately and the replacement card that arrived had the Chip on the card.
There are two basic variants of the EMV Chip technology - PIN and Signature. Chase uses Signature. Both PIN and Signature have their advantages and disadvantages, but people in this thread mostly think PIN is better and dislike Chase's choice of technology.
Visa Signature is not the same thing as EMV Chip + Signature, in case that's part of what's confusing you. Visa's use of the term just relates to swipe fees and a few other little card perks - not the card's chip technology.