The letter that came with my card says that you will get the Tier upgrade when the card is activated. I just called to activate mine so I will let you know. I also got the limit increased to $2000. The rep told me it's all automated and they do not perform manual reviews for credit limit increases, so maybe hitting the "credit limit increase" button would have accomplished the same thing.
So here's the update. I got the card yesterday, I called to activate it and spoke to a nice rep. Ultimately, he agreed to take a second look and was able to boost it to $1800. He said as long as its in good standing, you should have no problem getting another cli. Once I set up my account online, I was very tempted to hit the luv button but decided to hold off...
Awesome on the recon, I have not yet got the pop up however I plan to apply on august 1 when my util is lower