Some people want to get approved for a Freedom. Why not get approved for a Freedom with a nice credit line Personally, I don't see the point in getting approved for a Freedom...if they only going to give me a 500-2000 credit line. It's going to be used as my main card, so I would need at least 5000 or them matching my other high limit credit card. This is the card I'm looking at getting, but don't want to apply and get a low credit limit, then be forced to ask for a CLI and get another hard pull. When you call to apply for a Freedom, does Chase ask what limit you want....or do they tell you what limit you're approved for based off your credit report? Also, I'm hearing a lot about people calling their recon number. Can I bypass the normal Chase 1-800 number for the Freedom card and go straight to the recon number (the source).....or do I have to see if Chase denies me first? I'm hearing the recon number works with you better. So, I would rather speak to them directly when applying for the card. No middle man. Like when buying a car, you want to speak with the fleet manager...instead of the car salesman.