Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:17 AM
Matt, as someone who used to work for Discover Card in their soul-crushing activations department, I can tell you that your card is activated as soon as you finish the computerized portion of the activation.. You can hang up as soon as it says you are being transferred to a person to confirm your activation. When i had first started there, I remember asking my trainer, "if the system is automated, why do they need to talk to us, doesn't that sort of negate the point of the automated system?" I did not get a clear answer..
They were asking you about your purchase amounts to try to get you to sign up for a rewards card which has a monthly fee, or to see if they could enroll you in some BS credit protection that puts your debt on hold like Aflac does in case you are unable to work due to an emergency..complete garbage.
anyways.. glad i left
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