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Synchrony 2% MasterCard Beware!!!

longtimelurker
Mega Contributor

Re: Synchrony 2% MasterCard Beware!!!


@RusVision wrote:
Why should we just survive??? Less and less people using computers now days. The point is that Synchrony Bank is way behind on technology and trends. They have to step up, but we need to let them know that it must be done. Make a call

Sync is a grown up business, and I expect that they have done their research and feel that developing an app, for now, isn't going to give enough ROI.   And maybe if enough people cancel because of a lack of an app, AND these are the profitable people cancelling, things might change, but otherwise.....   

 

As I said earlier, I feel the FTF is a much greater evil that would prevent me getting that card (over the Paypal) but that's because I use stuff abroad and hardly use apps.   Similarly I value the no min redemption over say the DC $25 min, and the lack of alerts doesn't outweigh that, for me.   Your priorities are different, but I would with equal validity (i.e. practically none) say that a zero FTF is a must for the 21st century.

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FireMedic1
Super Contributor

Re: Synchrony 2% MasterCard Beware!!!

@RusVisionIt comes down to read the fine print on cards before applying. I got the BB&T card for 3% gas and in gas store purchases which I use a lot. There are some cards that are at the pump only cards but are still gas cards per say. I ignored them. I read the terms beforehand with BB&T. Congrats on your approval either way. Happy Holidays!






Homeowner since Sept 2020. My posts are JMHO. My siggy is not to brag. Just sharing my experiences after BK from learning here from rebuild to recovery from the @ 540's.
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Morpho
Valued Contributor

Re: Synchrony 2% MasterCard Beware!!!

"Get off my lawn!"

 

From a particularly stand point I would suggest the OP log onto the card's site from their phone. They will get kicked to the mobile site which is actually very good and most importantly looks and feels like an app. No really...I'm being serious. You can take it one step furnter and "pin" it to your home screen of your phone.

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Anonymous
Not applicable

Re: Synchrony 2% MasterCard Beware!!!


@Morpho wrote:

"Get off my lawn!"

 

From a particularly stand point I would suggest the OP log onto the card's site from their phone. They will get kicked to the mobile site which is actually very good and most importantly looks and feels like an app. No really...I'm being serious. You can take it one step furnter and "pin" it to your home screen of your phone.


It doesn't look and feel like an app and it's incredibly not functional. You can't even request a CLI. 

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RusVision
Valued Member

Re: Synchrony 2% MasterCard Beware!!!

Wow!!! This card is not even supported for Apple pay. This is completely unacceptable!!! I can’t believe it, that Synchrony Bank is so stone age
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longtimelurker
Mega Contributor

Re: Synchrony 2% MasterCard Beware!!!


@RusVision wrote:
Wow!!! This card is not even supported for Apple pay. This is completely unacceptable!!! I can’t believe it, that Synchrony Bank is so stone age

Then you had better cancel!

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Anonymous
Not applicable

Re: Synchrony 2% MasterCard Beware!!!


@RusVision wrote:
Wow!!! This card is not even supported for Apple pay. This is completely unacceptable!!! I can’t believe it, that Synchrony Bank is so stone age

That's weird. I would have thought for sure that their own private label card would have it since the Marvel card does. Of note, my PayPal doesn't support it either. 

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M_Smart007
Epic Contributor

Re: Synchrony 2% MasterCard Beware!!!


@RusVision wrote:
Wow!!! This card is not even supported for Apple pay. This is completely unacceptable!!! I can’t believe it, that Synchrony Bank is so stone age

Is'nt that what Apple card is for?Smiley Very Happy

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MacCreed
Established Member

Re: Synchrony 2% MasterCard Beware!!!


@Janus wrote:

Do you mean that we need more and more people with their face glued to a smart device all day? Neglecting that fact their kid is screeming for the restroom, or any kind of attention. Not to mention causing accidents, tripping off curbs, running into people or glass doors?

 

What's so appealing about being relevant to poeple you've never met in person? 

 

This is all aside from the fact that this kind of data should not be transmitted over a smart device that can be intercepted much easier out in the open. Nor the fact it is all being monitored by Big Brother/Google. 

 

People simply do not know what they're agreeing to with all that Mobile easiness craze.


A bank app is hardly what drives the behavior you described.  And if you are concerned about Google (I don't blame you, I am too) computer website doesn't make it better. 

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MacCreed
Established Member

Re: Synchrony 2% MasterCard Beware!!!


@longtimelurker wrote:

@RusVision wrote:
Why should we just survive??? Less and less people using computers now days. The point is that Synchrony Bank is way behind on technology and trends. They have to step up, but we need to let them know that it must be done. Make a call

Sync is a grown up business, and I expect that they have done their research and feel that developing an app, for now, isn't going to give enough ROI.   And maybe if enough people cancel because of a lack of an app, AND these are the profitable people cancelling, things might change, but otherwise.....   

 

As I said earlier, I feel the FTF is a much greater evil that would prevent me getting that card (over the Paypal) but that's because I use stuff abroad and hardly use apps.   Similarly I value the no min redemption over say the DC $25 min, and the lack of alerts doesn't outweigh that, for me.   Your priorities are different, but I would with equal validity (i.e. practically none) say that a zero FTF is a must for the 21st century.


Yes, for you, but your preference is no more or less valid than OP's or mine.  

 

I am glad OP brought it up here so I know not to touch this card.  

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