To activate a Freedom Student credit card, call the number on the activation sticker that’s attached to the card or go to the Chase activation website, which will also be noted on the sticker. Another way to activate a Freedom Student credit card is by using the card issuer’s mobile app.
Your new Freedom Student card will be ready to make purchases in just a few minutes no matter which method you use to activate it. Chase does not have a certain time limit within which you need to activate your card, but it’s best to do it as soon as possible.
How to Activate a Freedom Student Credit Card
By phone: Call 1 (800) 432-3117 or the number on the sticker attached to the front of the card. Verify your personal information (e.g. Social Security number, card number, or phone number associated with your application) to activate your Freedom Student credit card.
On the website: Log in to your Chase account (or create an account if you don’t have one) and find the activation page. Enter any required security information, including your Social Security number and card number. Activate your Freedom Student card as instructed.
On mobile: Log in to the Chase mobile app using the same credentials that you’d use to log in online. Tap the credit card activation button, then enter any security information that’s requested on the following page.
Your new Freedom Student credit card will be available for purchases immediately after activation. If you have any trouble activating your card, Chase customer service can always help you out. You can give them a call at 1 (800) 935-9935.
The Freedom Student Card exchange rate is Visa’s exchange rate on the date you make a purchase, plus any foreign transaction fees. While Visa exchange rates change daily, the Freedom Student foreign fee is always 3% of each transaction in U.S. dollars.
Chase Freedom® Student credit card is a Visa, not a Mastercard. You can use your Freedom Student Card at nearly 11 million merchants that accept Visa nationwide, and you can use it abroad in more than 200 countries and territories.
There are a few differences between Visa and Mastercard credit cards, such as the network-level benefits they offer, but those differences are relatively small. The two card networks have a lot in common, including … read full answerextensive worldwide acceptance. As a result, it’s more worthwhile to compare individual credit card offers than to focus on getting a card from a particular network.
Unfortunately most issuers won't disclose their credit card activation time limit. But a fair assumption, based on what most cardholders report, is between 60 and 90 days. Nevertheless, your card will appear on your credit report even if you don't activate it. That won't drastically affect your credit score. But it will improve your credit utilization ration ratio, even if you never activate the card.… read full answer
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