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3 hours ago, Blues said:

The thing about alerts is that regardless of whether you find out one second or one month after your card is compromised, the card will still be cancelled and you'll have to figure out how to get another one sent to you (always a hassle if you're a traveling fulltimer). 

About 4 years ago we received a call from Citibank about a potential fraudulent transaction that resulted in their locking the card. They supplied me a special phone number to call back as soon as we determined where we would stop for the night. I pulled off the road and we selected a park an hour farther down the road, called to reserve a spot for the night and then used to call-back number to give them the RV park, city and site number. The following morning a car with FedEx on the side pulled up to our site at about 8:30 and a new card was delivered. 

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3 hours ago, Barbaraok said:

Yes, we still have slides rules just in case electronic calculators turn out not to work correctly. B)

I still have my Post slide rule  from college;🐢  anyone want to show me how to use it again?

Kirk, we had about the same scenario happen to us, while we were in Canada, only we declined to receive the replacement card since we had another already, one with my name-one with DW's name. Mine was cut up that  evening, we made the rest of the caravan trip on her card. They mailed my new card after we returned home and called again.

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I had to send my phone in for some warranty work and was without for a little more than a week.  I knew I would miss my phone but it was worse than I imagined.  I use my phone for all of my internet activities such as banking and bill paying and much more.  Hopefully I don't have to go through that again!

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19 hours ago, Barbaraok said:

Yes, we still have slides rules just in case electronic calculators turn out not to work correctly. B)

Sounds like a wise choice.  Although the bamboo-based  straight ones have their charms,  the newer plastic circular ones are probably more appropriate for space constrained RVers. 🙂

BTW, "Android Pay" was rebranded as Google Pay (aka G Pay) in early 2018.

Unfortunately, I have an old Moto G4 Plus that does not support NFC.  But largely because of your posts,  my next phone will.

Thanks,

Dan

 

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19 hours ago, Randyretired said:

One time he wrote me a check and I used my phone to deposit it.  He was not happy.  Now his daughter is a bank executive and he uses online banking.  Even has the bank app on his phone!

Wow, sounds like we have the same friend, same thing happened to me!!  His daughter isn't an exec though, just happened to go to work for a bank and has explained to him why the apps are more secure than the mail or phone.

There are some crazy people who still think fax is more secure than email!

 

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44 minutes ago, DanZemke said:

Sounds like a wise choice.  Although the bamboo-based  straight ones have their charms,  the newer plastic circular ones are probably more appropriate for space constrained RVers. 🙂

BTW, "Android Pay" was rebranded as Google Pay (aka G Pay) in early 2018.

Unfortunately, I have an old Moto G4 Plus that does not support NFC.  But largely because of your posts,  my next phone will.

Thanks,

Dan

 

Does NFC and Google Pay work with a good case on the phone?

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Yes.  It generally can work out to at least a half inch.  I have NFC stickers around the house to do automation stuff, and I have an NFC/RFID implant in my hand.  The stickers scan to about 2" away most of the time.  My hand has to be super close, because skin stops radio waves.  Anything that is not metal or water should not stop radio waves however (plastic, rubber, leather cases).

 

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I just tested the NFC reader at Subway by bringing it close slowly.  About 2-2.5" was the read distance.  I tested some of the 30mm NFC stickers I have around the house, and they are about the same.  This is with a Nomad "rugged" case, which is protective but not stupidly large like those Otterbox things.

The distance is from antenna to antenna.  If you hold the phone so the antennas not aligned, then you might have to touch the phone to the reader to get the scan.  The iPhone 8 has the antenna in the middle of the phone, the later phones have it at the top about 2/3 from the camera side to the other edge.  Androids vary a lot.  Most store scanners have multiple antennas, but some only have it right by the NFC symbol.  Wells Fargo and BofA ATMs only have it right by the symbol.

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