I've had a Citi Forward for three years and been a card holder in good standing. In the meantime, I've opened other cards. My second to last card, the Chase Freedom, arrived with Visa Signature status.
So of course I started thinking: how do I get this status on my Forward? No, I don't need it. Yes, I am vain enough to think it makes my card look special.
Decided to call Citi today and ask about "Upgrading my Forward to Visa Signature status because the last card I got from someone else arrived with it and I read it offers better benefits." The CS rep did the upgrade immediately and without asking any questions or doing a credit inquiry. Then she proceeded to tell me being Signature wasn't really going to be any better than my current card because I "Already have (names a laundry list of benefits) and the Signature designation is merely an added security measure."
What!? Here I was thinking Signature was a sign that I am a super special human being with good credit and the necessary ego to show my wonderfulness to the world. Plus that I can get cool benefits I'll likely never use. (Visa Signature Benefits thread on this forum
I didn't question the CS about her statements as I had already gotten what I'd asked for and didn't see the point in spending more time on the phone. I'm curious if anyone here can elaborate on Signature merely being an added security measure or has thoughts on what having Signature status means?
Citi Forward ($10.1K), AmEx Blue Cash Everyday ($30K), Chase Freedom ($12.4K), Discover it ($5.5K), Barclaycard Arrival ($12.5K), L.L. Bean Visa ($5K). FICO 806 (TU), 812 (EQ), 806 (EX).