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May 23, 20, 11:47 am
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Posted By MASTERNC

Stopped at a NJ Wawa for gas and was surprised...

Stopped at a NJ Wawa for gas and was surprised when the attendant tapped my Discover card on the reader. The transaction went through. The receipt does not contain EMV info so I assume it is MSD. ...
May 15, 20, 8:29 am
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Views: 586,041
Posted By MASTERNC

Fairly fast processing time

Fairly fast processing time
May 10, 20, 5:45 pm
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Views: 586,041
Posted By MASTERNC

Those are Gilbarco pumps. The station I frequent...

Those are Gilbarco pumps. The station I frequent had those, but they were being replaced when the pandemic struck.
Apr 25, 20, 3:29 pm
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Posted By MASTERNC

My local Habit Burger Grill now has the Magtek...

My local Habit Burger Grill now has the Magtek PIN pads. They had one on a table away from the counter to keep customers away from the cashier. The prompt said "Swipe/Insert/Tap", so I think EMV is...
Apr 24, 20, 6:54 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,773
Posted By MASTERNC

Would love to see an extension, though my bigger...

Would love to see an extension, though my bigger concern is the viability of Hertz. I have a ton of points right now (bought points for a minivan rental to transport elderly relatives home for...
Apr 24, 20, 6:36 am
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Views: 586,041
Posted By MASTERNC

I think they have to certify EMV contactless...

I think they have to certify EMV contactless before they can turn them back on - they had to shut off MSD contactless when they enabled EMV. With the data breach, the chip cards were the priority.
Apr 21, 20, 6:15 am
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Posted By MASTERNC

I ran into terminals with plastic wrap at Costco....

I ran into terminals with plastic wrap at Costco. Seemed slightly harder to use the Costco Visa to tap but it worked. At other places that require screen prompts, I just use a knuckle to tap the...
Mar 28, 20, 11:03 am
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Posted By MASTERNC

Not all stations have it, but most do. It does...

Not all stations have it, but most do. It does involve a system upgrade to the station controller - it took a while before a station on my commute route got it working regularly.
Mar 27, 20, 5:57 pm
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Views: 786,546
Posted By MASTERNC

Yes, there was an insert with the card describing...

Yes, there was an insert with the card describing the feature. It also mentioned that using the chip first activated contactless.
Mar 27, 20, 9:31 am
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Views: 586,041
Posted By MASTERNC

The gas station apps actually work quite well, so...

The gas station apps actually work quite well, so I consider them a little different. Normally they are tied into a rewards program and most of them tie to Apple Pay. They remotely activate the...
Mar 27, 20, 6:34 am
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Posted By MASTERNC

I didn't see a post on this, but Barclays is now...

I didn't see a post on this, but Barclays is now sending out contactless cards. My replacement AAdvantage Aviator card now has the flat design and contactless. Like other MasterCard products, you...
Mar 27, 20, 6:33 am
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Views: 786,546
Posted By MASTERNC

I think some of the supermarket worker unions...

I think some of the supermarket worker unions pushed for it. The first stores that had it seemed to be mostly unionized chains.
Mar 24, 20, 8:45 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,429
Posted By MASTERNC

I did the same with mine. That free night does...

I did the same with mine. That free night does not have much outsize value anymore.
Mar 6, 20, 11:56 am
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Views: 586,041
Posted By MASTERNC

I know of at least one station that has turned on...

I know of at least one station that has turned on EMV with said readers
Mar 6, 20, 9:57 am
Replies: 6,108
Views: 586,041
Posted By MASTERNC

Sheetz appears to have implemented EMV at the...

Sheetz appears to have implemented EMV at the pump at some stations. I drove through one with the horizontal readers that had stickers on the pump about leaving cards in the reader. However, I...
Feb 28, 20, 7:05 am
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Views: 586,041
Posted By MASTERNC

One Wawa I visited today had the "chip card"...

One Wawa I visited today had the "chip card" stickers on the pumps, both the generic black sticker around the card reader and a second Wawa specific sticker elsewhere. The contactless readers did...
Feb 27, 20, 6:19 am
Replies: 6,108
Views: 586,041
Posted By MASTERNC

One station near me is upgrading the tanks and...

One station near me is upgrading the tanks and the pumps as we speak. Will be interested to see what happens. The pumps were showing their age. Now if only the BP down the street would replace its...
Feb 19, 20, 6:30 pm
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Views: 786,546
Posted By MASTERNC

Just noticed in an e-mail from Nordstrom that the...

Just noticed in an e-mail from Nordstrom that the image of their redesigned Visa card now has the contactless symbol on it (the regular store card does not). However, to my knowledge, they have not...
Feb 17, 20, 6:03 pm
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Views: 586,041
Posted By MASTERNC

They just put contactless readers back into their...

They just put contactless readers back into their pumps when they installed the chip readers. Doubt they would have spent that money for only a short period of time.
Feb 17, 20, 5:55 am
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Views: 786,546
Posted By MASTERNC

Just posted in the EMV thread that they have done...

Just posted in the EMV thread that they have done this as of today. No stickers at my location though - just the NFC lights not working.
Feb 17, 20, 5:53 am
Replies: 6,108
Views: 586,041
Posted By MASTERNC

Wawa is turning on more chip readers at the pump....

Wawa is turning on more chip readers at the pump. Was greeted with a new screen this morning (including voice recordings saying that the pumps were chip enabled) but no stickers like other stations....
Jan 27, 20, 8:42 am
Replies: 418
Views: 287,754
Posted By MASTERNC

What is walk like between 4-5 and TBIT worst...

What is walk like between 4-5 and TBIT worst case? We have flights from PHL to SYD in December. Going to Australia, we have all AA metal (appears LAX-SYD will depart from TBIT). However, coming back,...
Jan 22, 20, 9:39 am
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Views: 215,964
Posted By MASTERNC

Booking a trip to Australia from the US this...

Booking a trip to Australia from the US this December. When doing initial research, FlyingClub seemed a good program to target (given connections to Delta and Virgin Australia), so the three of us...
Jan 17, 20, 7:53 am
Replies: 215
Views: 61,162
Posted By MASTERNC

Was pleasantly surprised to see 195k business...

Was pleasantly surprised to see 195k business class awards to Australia for December 2020 when booking opened up earlier this month. Had been moving points in anticipation of 375-480k one-way rates....
Jan 11, 20, 5:11 pm
Replies: 6,108
Views: 586,041
Posted By MASTERNC

What's interesting is it says mobile payments are...

What's interesting is it says mobile payments are coming soon. Not only do many locations have the contactless readers but they are functional. I assume they might disable them to certify EMV...
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