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You can get an Amex instant card number by applying for an American Express credit card online, getting approved instantly, and quickly jotting down your account info when it’s shown on the screen. Every credit card listed on the American Express website advertises that an instant number is possible.
But it’s not automatic, even for applicants who are approved immediately. Whether or not you can get an instant Amex card number depends on Amex’s ability to verify your identity right away. American Express representatives also say there may be a time window in which to claim your instant number.
Here are the facts about Amex instant card numbers:
You can get an Amex instant card number if you apply online, but not over the phone or by mail.
Amex instant card numbers come with an expiration date and security code. This way, you can use your card before it arrives in the mail.
According to Amex, whether you get an instant number depends on whether Amex is able to immediately verify your identity from the information on your application.
If you receive an instant card number, you’ll be able to use it anywhere Amex is accepted.
You may only be able to spend a limited amount of your credit line with an instant card number.
An Amex instant card number is possible with any American Express credit card.
According to an Amex application specialist, you may only have a window of 30-60 seconds in which to copy down your new accout information. If you’re unable to, you’ll have to wait until your card comes by mail.
So you’re never guaranteed an Amex instant card number. But if you apply online and make sure all your information is accurate, you have the best chance of getting one.
It is possible to get the credit card number instantly if you get approved for the Amex Cash Magnet card. The full instructions on how to get it will be available in the approval email. Please note that this feature might not be available to all applicants.
Yes, it's an Amex card and you will often be provided with an approval decision instantly. Furthermore, Amex will provide your account number and instant access to $1,000 of your credit limit that same day. Your card will then arrive in 10 business days at most.
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