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Old Jul 9, 12, 3:02 pm   #1
 
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Chase Freedom Visa Signature

Does anyone have an actual Chase Freedom Visa Signature card? I want to use my Freedom Visa more, but I would like to have the extra protection (ex. extended warranty) that a Visa Signature provides. I was told earlier by a Chase CSR that the only requirement to move to a Signature card was a credit limit of at least $5000. I went ahead and had the limit increased, but now the CSR said it doesn't look like the option to upgrade to Signature level is available. The half dozen people I know with Freedom cards all have the traditional standard Visa. If you have the Chase Freedom Visa Signature, did you have to do anything special to get it? Thanks!
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Old Jul 9, 12, 3:11 pm   #2
 
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I have a World Mastercard, which I think is the rough MC equivalent of Visa Signature.
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Old Jul 9, 12, 4:08 pm   #3
 
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Do you have the Sapphire preferred? That they only issue as a signature (I think) so you could just use that one for any purchases that required the extra protection.

PS my freedom had a 6k limit when approved and was not signature.
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Old Jul 9, 12, 4:22 pm   #4
 
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Yup, my Chase Freedom card is a Visa Signature.

Maybe you can try calling Chase and asking to have them upgrade your Visa card to a Signature card.
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Old Jul 9, 12, 4:30 pm   #5
 
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I have the Sapphire Preferred (and it is a Visa Signature), but I am thinking of the times like earlier this year when the quarterly Freedom 5X bonus included purchases at Amazon. If that were the case again and I was going to buy, let's say, a $500 TV - I would like to have the extended warranty that the Visa Signature provides. Most of the time I will be using the Freedom card for small purchases ( < $50 ) where the Signature status wont matter.
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Old Jul 9, 12, 4:35 pm   #6
 
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Yup, my Chase Freedom card is a Visa Signature.

Maybe you can try calling Chase and asking to have them upgrade your Visa card to a Signature card.
I did call and the CSR said the computer was not offering an option to upgrade to Signature status (even though my limit was now $5K).

I thought I remember reading a while back that after having the Freedom card for at least 1 year, some card holders were offered / given Signature status. If that is the case, I've only had the Freedom card since January - maybe I just have to wait?
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Old Jul 9, 12, 4:39 pm   #7
 
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I have the Chase Freedom and it's a Visa Signature. I don't have the CSP
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Old Jul 10, 12, 3:08 pm   #8
 
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I have had a Freedom Visa Signature for about 3 years, didn't do anything special to get it.
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Old Jul 10, 12, 5:05 pm   #9
 
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To OP, the Signature upgrade isn't automatic at $5k or higher. There seems to be other factors too, but no one knows what they are.

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Yup, my Chase Freedom card is a Visa Signature.

Maybe you can try calling Chase and asking to have them upgrade your Visa card to a Signature card.
Silly question but is the VISA logo in silver or the standard one?
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Old Jul 10, 12, 5:28 pm   #10
 
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To OP, the Signature upgrade isn't automatic at $5k or higher. There seems to be other factors too, but no one knows what they are.



Silly question but is the VISA logo in silver or the standard one?
Standard.
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Old Jul 11, 12, 8:34 am   #11
 
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I thought I remember reading a while back that after having the Freedom card for at least 1 year, some card holders were offered / given Signature status. If that is the case, I've only had the Freedom card since January - maybe I just have to wait?
I just sent a secure message and tried to upgrade my card to the Signature status as well. My account was originally opened in April. This is the response:

Thank you for contacting us. Please note we are unable to change your account to a Visa Signature product as your account is open less than 12
months. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause
you.


So looks like you have to wait a year from opening.
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Old Jul 14, 12, 7:44 pm   #12
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I also have Freedom Visa Signature for years. If I remember correctly they kind of forced me to upgrade. I was not too happy back then because I want the reported credit line to have better credit score.
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