Pre-order Plastc Card & get 2 cards for $155 ($135 w/ code)
Thread DetailsLast Edited by btarpara August 25, 2015 at 08:08 PM
The card is advertised for $155 but you can easily do a quick Google search and find a referral code online for $20 off. good deal for a gift for a friend or a spare for the future. *mod edit - Referrals are not allowed on SD, so do NOT post or offer one, even via PM*
Some answers to some of the questions I read in the thread I know of...please correct me if I am misstating:
What is the life of the card (aka when do i start paying a subscription fee)?
Plastc is charging a $50/year subscription fee for those who buy the card after it is released in Apr 2016. However, if you pre-ordered, you don't have to pay the subscription fee for the life of the card. Plastc claims it is a 2 year battery in the card after which the battery or card has to be replaced. I would be hesitant about replacing the card at that point as they might throw on the subscription fee after that on you. If the battery is replaced, you still own the same card.
What if the card breaks?
If the card breaks or stops working within 2 years, they replace it for free as it is under warranty for 2 years. Yes, the replacement card has no subscription fee for the life of the replacement. If it breaks after two years, you will have to pay for a replacement and likely be charged a subscription fee.
EMV is a chip that you see on a lot of credit cards nowadays. It is a much safer technology and is becoming increasingly more common in America (used frequently in Europe and Asia). The competitor Coin does not offer this technology. Currently, Plastc claims only Mastercard works with the EMV chip. Visa and Amex are not yet supported. After release of this card, however, I'm sure more ppl will start using the card and Visa and Amex will support the card/EMV chip.
What payment types does the card offer?
The card has the standard magnetic strip credit cards have, it has NFC for payment via proximity to the sensor (similar to Apple Pay), has a barcode for use with gift cards or loyalty that are scannable, has EMV chip support for Mastercard.
How many cards can I put on the plastc card?
Up to 20 credit cards, loyalty cards, gift cards, debit cards, etc. Can even be used as a key fob for work (idk how it works tho)
How long does the battery last before charging?
Plastc claims it lasts up to 30 days under typical usage before recharging. It charges wirelessly I believe via QI . It will ship with a charging pad.
How do I claim the second free card if I pre-ordered before 08/26/15?
Stay tuned, I read that on Plastcs Facebook page that they will be posting a link to claim the 2nd card after 08/26/15 and before April 2016. I know that's quite poor communication but they are working on the system to get the link out there. I will modify the OP with instructions when the link to claim is posted.
Does the free card have subscription fees?
No not for the life of the card... even if you gift it away or keep it for yourself as a spare.