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Credit Card Chip Readers

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:37 pm
by TeraByte Support
It's annoying that every time I have use my CC (which now has the chip) it's
in a machine where most of your numbers are exposed for a long time while
you have to sit and wait for it to complete. I mean is this the best
America and do? Slow inefficient and not very well thought out
technologies?

With normal readers, you pull, swipe, and put away in under 2 seconds; can't
these new machines cache the chip so we can insert/remove just as fast as it
was before or better come up with something even faster and more convenient?



Re: Credit Card Chip Readers

PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:35 am
by mjnelson99
My bank here in Mexico has an ATM that reads the card quickly and then I
pull it out. Nice way to make sure I don't forget the card, too.

The ATM hollers if the card is magnetic strip only and in the past I
needed to confirm that is what I want to do.

I had thought that card also was RFID, Maybe it wasn't. I got a new card
a short time ago and it definitely has the chip.
Mary

On 2/9/2016 8:37 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> It's annoying that every time I have use my CC (which now has the chip) it's
> in a machine where most of your numbers are exposed for a long time while
> you have to sit and wait for it to complete. I mean is this the best
> America and do? Slow inefficient and not very well thought out
> technologies?
>
> With normal readers, you pull, swipe, and put away in under 2 seconds; can't
> these new machines cache the chip so we can insert/remove just as fast as it
> was before or better come up with something even faster and more convenient?
>
>

Re: Credit Card Chip Readers

PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:45 am
by AlanD
On 2016-02-09 9:37 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> It's annoying that every time I have use my CC (which now has the chip) it's
> in a machine where most of your numbers are exposed for a long time while
> you have to sit and wait for it to complete. I mean is this the best
> America and do? Slow inefficient and not very well thought out
> technologies?
>
> With normal readers, you pull, swipe, and put away in under 2 seconds; can't
> these new machines cache the chip so we can insert/remove just as fast as it
> was before or better come up with something even faster and more convenient?
>
>
My new chip card from Citi has the number on the back, and it is not
embossed as on the old style cards. Thinner too.