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Freedom visa to mc

i recently sent a secure message to chase asking them if it was possible to switch my freedom from a visa to MasterCard. The school I'm attending doesn't take visa and I want to put tuition on my card for the points since Im paying cash anyway. I got a response that said you with either receive the card in the mail or a denial letter will be sent. I logged in tonight and see an extra account listed for a freedom, I'm assuming this is the switch, my question is there is a new account number. Did I just open a new account? will it appear as just opened on my cr with a brand new trade line? This was not was I was hoping for, I've been in the garden since may. Grrrr


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Re: Freedom visa to mc


Jake0215 wrote:

i recently sent a secure message to chase asking them if it was possible to switch my freedom from a visa to MasterCard. The school I'm attending doesn't take visa and I want to put tuition on my card for the points since Im paying cash anyway. I got a response that said you with either receive the card in the mail or a denial letter will be sent. I logged in tonight and see an extra account listed for a freedom, I'm assuming this is the switch, my question is there is a new account number. Did I just open a new account? will it appear as just opened on my cr with a brand new trade line? This was not was I was hoping for, I've been in the garden since may. Grrrr


Hey Jake0215!

It will be a new account number because mastercard cards are identified by the first 4 numbers of the card starting with a "5".

However, the account won't be listed as a new account on your CR.  It will just show a new account number with the same age. 

Hope this helps. Smiley Happy

 


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Re: Freedom visa to mc

^ beat me to it, new account number, but should still be the same account technically.


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Re: Freedom visa to mc


Jake0215 wrote:

i recently sent a secure message to chase asking them if it was possible to switch my freedom from a visa to MasterCard. The school I'm attending doesn't take visa and I want to put tuition on my card for the points since Im paying cash anyway. I got a response that said you with either receive the card in the mail or a denial letter will be sent. I logged in tonight and see an extra account listed for a freedom, I'm assuming this is the switch, my question is there is a new account number. Did I just open a new account? will it appear as just opened on my cr with a brand new trade line? This was not was I was hoping for, I've been in the garden since may. Grrrr


LOL, I think we were in the same mindset. About an hour ago I sent an email via the message board to see if I could switch my Amazon Visa to the Freedom Mastercard since I also have the Freedom Visa. I was told to allow 10-14 business days and that she forwarded my  request to an escalation specialist (whatever that is). I too am worried that I might lose history if they do it. Now I wait.

100% Ficos: EX 780 , TU 783, EQ 776 inquiries last 2 years/1 year/6 months: EX-0/0/0, TU-0/0/0, EQ-1/0/0~ last credit card app 6/24/13- New car loan 3/8/2014- Discover IT $12,500~Kohls $1000~Amex BCE $4000~ Walmart Discover $7500~NFCU Signature CashRewards $23,300 Chase Freedom MC $6000~ Chase Amazon Visa $1900~ Cap 1/HSBC MC $3800~ Amazon Store $7000~ Fingerhut $1050
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Re: Freedom visa to mc


calihlove75 wrote:

Jake0215 wrote:

i recently sent a secure message to chase asking them if it was possible to switch my freedom from a visa to MasterCard. The school I'm attending doesn't take visa and I want to put tuition on my card for the points since Im paying cash anyway. I got a response that said you with either receive the card in the mail or a denial letter will be sent. I logged in tonight and see an extra account listed for a freedom, I'm assuming this is the switch, my question is there is a new account number. Did I just open a new account? will it appear as just opened on my cr with a brand new trade line? This was not was I was hoping for, I've been in the garden since may. Grrrr


LOL, I think we were in the same mindset. About an hour ago I sent an email via the message board to see if I could switch my Amazon Visa to the Freedom Mastercard since I also have the Freedom Visa. I was told to allow 10-14 business days and that she forwarded my  request to an escalation specialist (whatever that is). I too am worried that I might lose history if they do it. Now I wait.


Why do you want two Freedom cards? LOL.

 

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Re: Freedom visa to mc


maiden_girl wrote:

calihlove75 wrote:

Jake0215 wrote:

i recently sent a secure message to chase asking them if it was possible to switch my freedom from a visa to MasterCard. The school I'm attending doesn't take visa and I want to put tuition on my card for the points since Im paying cash anyway. I got a response that said you with either receive the card in the mail or a denial letter will be sent. I logged in tonight and see an extra account listed for a freedom, I'm assuming this is the switch, my question is there is a new account number. Did I just open a new account? will it appear as just opened on my cr with a brand new trade line? This was not was I was hoping for, I've been in the garden since may. Grrrr


LOL, I think we were in the same mindset. About an hour ago I sent an email via the message board to see if I could switch my Amazon Visa to the Freedom Mastercard since I also have the Freedom Visa. I was told to allow 10-14 business days and that she forwarded my  request to an escalation specialist (whatever that is). I too am worried that I might lose history if they do it. Now I wait.


Why do you want two Freedom cards? LOL.

 


I got another one coming in the mail, one that blinks and the other does not Smiley Wink depends on the mood


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Re: Freedom visa to mc


maiden_girl wrote:

calihlove75 wrote:

Jake0215 wrote:

i recently sent a secure message to chase asking them if it was possible to switch my freedom from a visa to MasterCard. The school I'm attending doesn't take visa and I want to put tuition on my card for the points since Im paying cash anyway. I got a response that said you with either receive the card in the mail or a denial letter will be sent. I logged in tonight and see an extra account listed for a freedom, I'm assuming this is the switch, my question is there is a new account number. Did I just open a new account? will it appear as just opened on my cr with a brand new trade line? This was not was I was hoping for, I've been in the garden since may. Grrrr


LOL, I think we were in the same mindset. About an hour ago I sent an email via the message board to see if I could switch my Amazon Visa to the Freedom Mastercard since I also have the Freedom Visa. I was told to allow 10-14 business days and that she forwarded my  request to an escalation specialist (whatever that is). I too am worried that I might lose history if they do it. Now I wait.


Why do you want two Freedom cards? LOL.

 


I just want a Mastercard that does not involve opening another brandnew tradeline. The only Mastercard I have is the Cap one/HSBC mastercard and with a very low limit and it is worthless. My others are Visas ;(

100% Ficos: EX 780 , TU 783, EQ 776 inquiries last 2 years/1 year/6 months: EX-0/0/0, TU-0/0/0, EQ-1/0/0~ last credit card app 6/24/13- New car loan 3/8/2014- Discover IT $12,500~Kohls $1000~Amex BCE $4000~ Walmart Discover $7500~NFCU Signature CashRewards $23,300 Chase Freedom MC $6000~ Chase Amazon Visa $1900~ Cap 1/HSBC MC $3800~ Amazon Store $7000~ Fingerhut $1050