How to Activate a Credit Card Online
You can activate your credit card online in under 15 minutes -- if the card provider allows that option. Some want members to call in for security reasons. The information on the sticker in front of the card will indicate if this is available. The process involves providing personal details to verify your identity and prove you are the legal owner of the card.
You might have to register for an online account with your credit card provider before you can activate it. The information necessary to register varies by company but often includes your full name, Social Security number, date of birth and account number. Login to your account after your registration and search for a link to the activation page. Select the type of card you are activating and enter the required information, such as the card number and expiration date. Click the button or link provided to complete the process.
Check the sticker typically placed in front of the card for the link to the provider's online activation page. Enter the required information, such as your full name, card number, expiration date and the cvv number. Click the button or link to complete the process.
Some providers send an email as a last step in the process. The message often contains a link you must click to verify that you initiated the activation and you want to complete it. The link takes you to a page on the provider's website with a message confirming you have successfully activated your card.
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Credit Card Activations
The purpose of this website is to provide you with quick links to credit card activation links for major credit card companies. Scroll down to view said links.
Sometimes life is hectic. Just keeping up with your credit card payments can feel like too much to manage at times in addition to the storm of busy-ness going on in the rest of your life. Then you get a new credit card in the mail, which you now have to find time to activate. Not long after getting your new card(s) in the mail, you think you have activated your new credit card, but somehow, before you got the chance to site down and actually visit the credit card website, or call the credit card hotline, you forgot or got sidetracked. Don't worry. Credit Card Activations is here to help you get back on track.
Have you somehow lost the sticker that was attached to your credit that gave you your credit card activation link or the phone number that you can use to activate your card? It has happened to me before, so don't feel bad! Heck, I will sometimes wait (unintentionally) until my credit company makes a follow up call before I'll bother to go online or pick up a phone to activate my card. This is for no other reason than I'm busy, and I have a lot of other things going on in my life.
So, what kind of credit card to you need to activate today? Look below for a thorough list of available cards, including links to their associated websites which should assist you in your quest to activate that credit card and get back to shopping again!
Sometimes you just need a gentle nudge in the right direction for basic, everyday tasks that can get lost in the mix. For just such an occasion, Credit Card Activations was created to give that extra little helping hand.
Capital One - Known for double miles and the fact that Alec Baldwin is their Spokesperson.
Citi Bank - Known for offering a wide range of credits cards, each of which offers a unique set of benefits depending on your needs.
Chase - A close competitor with Wells Fargo in terms of gross market share for every day checking accounts and physical banking locations. They also offer a cash back card known as "Chase Freedom" that is designed to compete with other cash-back credits cards such as Bankd of America's "BankAmericard Cash Rewards". Chase is known for offering elaborate benefits in exchange for creating a checking account (especially accounts with auto-deposits enabled). They also offer a range of different credits cards designed to meet the widest possible range of shopper needs. Chase is a subsidiary of JP Morgan.
Discover - Discover is known for offering competitive benefits for users, but there is a more limited range of retail outlets that will accept Discover as a form of payment. A central reason for the limited availability of retailers that will accept Discover cards is the fact that there is such a high fee associated with every transaction, which is charged to the merchant (who is selling you the product). This is a double edged sword however, as it is these fees that make it possible for Discover to offer such competitive customer benefits (such as cash back).
Chase Circuit City Credit Card
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I HAD A CREDIT CARD THAT I DID NOT USE FOR A LONG TIME FROM CIRCUIT CITY AND I DECIDED TO USE IT LAST YEAR AROUND CHRISTMAS OR A LITTLE BEFORE THAT THE CARD WAS NOT EXPIRED I CALLED TO ACTIVATE THE CARD AND I ALSO ASK THEM IT I COULD PURCHASE OTHER STUFF WITH THE CREDIT CARE SINCE IT SAYS CIRCUIT CITY VISA I THOUGHT I COULD ONLY BUY STUFF AT CIRCUIT CITY AND THE LADY THAT I SPOKE TO SHE IT WAS OK. SO THEY ASK ME CERTAIN QUESTION TO VERIFY WHO WAS I. I ANSWERED THEM THEY SAID EVERYTHING WAS FINE. I GO TO THE STORE TO PURCHASE A COAT FOR MY SON AND WHEN I AM GOING TO PAY THEY SAY THE CARD IS NOT AUTHORIZED. SO I CALLED THEM AGAIN AND THEY VERIFY WHO WAS I AND ASKED SOME OTHER QUESTION AND AGAIN THEY ITS OKAY TO USE THE CARD BUT I HAD TO BUY SOMETHING IN CIRCUIT CITY AND THAT WAY THEY WOULD ACTIVATE THE CARD SO THAT I COULD USE IT IN ANY OTHER PLACE. OKAY AGAIN I WENT TO CIRCUIT CITY AND BOUGHT SOMETHING AND WENT BACK TO THE STORE TO PURCHASE THE COAT FOR MY SON THE OTHER DAY I WAS SOO EMBARRAS BECAUSE I HAVE A GOOD CREDIT ACCOUNT AND SO WAS MY SON AND SAID I DO NOT WANT TO SHOW MY FACE TO THEM. THAT DAY I WENT AND AGAIN THE SAME PROBLEM.
SO I HAD TO CALL THEM AGAIN THEY AGAIN ASK QUESTION LIKE IF I HAD STOLEN THE CARD. THEY ASK SO MANY STUPID QUESTION SORRY FOR THE EXPRESSION WHY DO THEY BE ASKING QUESTION IF I EVER OWNED A CERTAIN MAKE OF CAR OR IT I KNOW SUCH AND SUCH PERSON. SOME HOW I BOUGHT ONLY THINGS WHICH THEY APPROVED. BUT THEN AGAIN THEY SENT A NEW CREDIT CARD AND AGAIN I HAD TO GO THRU THE SAME DILEMMA WHY DO THEY GIVE PEOPLE SUCH A HARD TIME I KNOW THEY ARE TRYING TO BE CAREFUL BUT COME ON HOW MANY TIMES DO THEY HAVE ASK THESE SILLY QUESTION THAT MAKE NOSENSE, ALL THEY NEED IS MY SOCIAL SECURIITY, ADDRESS. NOW THIS TIME I WENT TO BUY SOMETHING AT CIRCUIT CITY AT CHRISTMAS TIME AND I SAID LET ME SEE IF THEY ACTIVATE IT THIS TIME. WHEN I GO TO THE CASHIER WITH THE CARD SHE TELL ME YOU HAVE TO ACTIVATE THE CARD GO TO CUSTOMER SERVICE OKAY I GO AND I STOOD LIKE MAYBE HALF HOUR WITH THIS GUY HE CALLS CHASE IT SEES MY ID CARD AND I ASSUME HE HAD ACTIVATE THE CARD. THE PURSHASE WAS APPROVED AND USE THE CREDIT CARD. NOW I CALL BECAUSE I GO TO A STORE TO BUY SOMETHING ELSE AND NO AUTH AGAIN WHAT IS GOING ON HOW DO YOU THINK I FEEL.
I NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM BEFORE I CALL CHASE AND THERE GOES THE SILLY QUESTION AGAIN I EXPLAIN I HAD GONE RECENTLY TO CIRCUIT CITY AND THE CREDIT CARD WAS APPROVE BUY THE CLERK HOW CAN THEY APPROVED A PURCHASE IF I IT WASN'T ME BUYING THE PRODUCT . I AM VERY UPSET BUT YOU KNOW I HAVE ANOTHER CHASE CARD WHICH I DON'T GET TOO PROBLEM WITH WHY THIS ONE GIVES SO MUCH PROBLEM. ANYWAY THE THING SHE SHE ASK ME IF i KNOW A JUAN SOTO AND TELL ME BE CAREFUL HOW I WILL ANSWER SHE GOT ME CONFUSED HOW MANY JUAN SOTO ARE THERE IN THE WORLD HELLO GIVE A BREAK AT FIRST I TOLD HER I DON'T KNOW A JUAN SOTO WHAT SHE TELL THAT BECARE FUL HOW I ANSWER I TOLD I KNOW A JUAN SOTO BUT HE DIED AND HE IS A FAMILY FROM MY HUSBAND AND THEN SHE ME HOW OLD WAS HE NOW THIS IS ABSURB HOW CAN YOU AS K THIS IF I DONT KNOW THE GUY PERSONALLY. AND THEN SHE ASK DO I EVER OWNED A NISSAN I TELL LOOK I BOUGHT A CAR FOR MY SON I DONT KNOW THE MODEL OF THE CAR BECAUSE I DONOT DRIVE CAR. SO I CALL MY SON AND ASK HIM AND I TELL THE MODEL WHICH IS A DODGE CHARGER. AND THEN SHE TELL ME OHWELL YOU WILL HAVE TO GO TO CIRCUIT CITY TO VERIFY YOUR CARD I WAS SOO FURIOUS I TOLD LOOK CANCEL THE CARD. THEY ARE WALKING ME BACK AND FORTH TO ACTIVATE THIS CARD IF I DID ALL THIS ALREADY RECENTLY WHY DO IT AGAIN WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD THEY TRUST MORE THE PEOPLE THAT CHEAT THEN THE HONEST PEOPLE. I HOPE SOME THING CAN BE DONE ABOUT THIS THIS IS SO UNFAIR WHEN YOU FEEL THAT PEOPLE YOU ARE STEALING PEOPLE 'S CREDENTIALS.
How to Activate Your Credit Card
Written by Steven Merkel on 04 November 2008 .
I receive many emails asking how to activate a new credit card. The easiest and most common way to activate your card is to call the 1-800 phone number on the sticker, and call from the number you gave when you applied. This sticker can be found on the front of your credit card and you should not remove it before you have activated, you may forget and try to use it. If you put down a fake home phone number when you applied you might have a problem activating your card. If this is the case I would call customer service.
When you call you will have to go through a few automated messages to verify your account. It is an easy process and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
If you wish to activate your card over the Internet, it is not possible. You have to wait and receive your card in the mail and activate it over the phone.
Imagine how easy it would be to create a fraudulent credit card account if you could apply for a credit card over the Internet receive a confirmation through your email and then activate the card through the credit card's website.
For this reason you have to wait a couple of weeks to get the card in the mail and activate it over the phone. One more thing, don't forget to sign the back of your credit card! If your credit card is unsigned, you may be asked to provide sufficient Identification (your driver's license) to prove that you are the person named on the front of the card.