02-28-2013 05:37 PM
Anyone getting a new CDP card with the EMV chip and notice a difference in the card's appearance (besides the obvious!)
The colour of the card is a different black and it seems to have a sort of mini-polka dot/pixel type effect to it, moreso than the "textured" effect of the non-EMV card.
I know in the scheme of things this isn't a big deal, but it just struck me as being odd that they would make a change to the appearance beyond the inclusion of the EMV chip.
02-28-2013 05:44 PM
Hi...... I have it with the chip, a nd my wife has the non chip version.
Very different in my opinion. The dots barely appear on the non chip version, and the chipped version is a pokka dot pattern.
Personally I like the look s of the non checkered version.
02-28-2013 05:45 PM
did you just got approved or they sent u a card with EMV because u requested one?
Is EMV standard in all CDP cards now?
they have been sending me offers for CDP but i threw them away because it was a no-rewards card. I will definitely apply if there's EMV since I travel overseas quite a bit.
02-28-2013 06:05 PM
02-28-2013 07:54 PM
its a small electronic chip on the cards.
most places in EU and asia use that instead of the magnetic strip so its a lot more convenient if you travel a lot.
03-01-2013 05:38 AM
03-01-2013 05:45 AM
Ohh okay. Would it be useful to have in the US?
Not anytime in the immediate future. Figure someday it'll happen but it could literally be years.
I only pursued getting an EMV chip in the somewhat rare event that I get sent to Europe to open a new datacenter for one of the folks I work for; however, it's an admittedly low probability for me and as a result is simply a precaution.
03-01-2013 05:49 AM
well, maybe our US merchants need to get on it!! Sounds like the EMV is a cool, efficient feature!!!! My Citi Dia Pref already has the texture the ops are describing though lol
03-01-2013 06:30 AM
It is not even nessary in Europe, almost all terminals are swipe and sighn still and the ones that are pin only still let you swipe and sighn
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