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I can't recall where exactly now, but does anybody else remember seeing somewhere that the diners club card would soon be getting a paywave/paypass/tapngo feature?
I am sure i saw it soon after signing up and receiving my cards

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I just went back through this thread and it seems like in October last year Diners/Citi started sending out new cards to people with paypass. Strange I was already using my diners then and have never received a new card. Is it even worth calling to ask to save 2 seconds each time i use it?
 
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It sounds similar to the wait for an additional card holder to be issued with their Diners card. An unknown amount of time to wait.
 

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After a trip around Asia, I've found that the card is accepted everywhere in Japan with an eftpos terminal, and effectively no-where in Singapore or Malaysia. In the latter 2 countries, terminals which support JCB or UnionPay will bring up a message saying card not supported.
That's odd. Diners Club claims to be a quasi-JCB + UnionPay card.
I'm in South Korea and am finding that the Diners is accepted in virtually every place although they're not quite used to having to swipe cards and look for a chip.
It also claims to be a quasi BC-card for South Korea, so I guess that claim is working.
 

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If you go into the Citi mobile app, you can request a replacement card. That has a chip .. not that it always works.
For some reason you cannot request a replacement card on the Citi website.

Strangely, I could not activate the new card in the app or on the website. I had to call...
 

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Does anyone know when these (Chip & PayPass) Citi Linked Diners will actually work?

They are painful to use at places like Coles.

As you start to swipe, the terminal picks up the PayPass and gives an error. It asks you to swipe or insert the chip. Swiping again gives the same error - so next step is to insert the chip.
Inserting the chip gives another error.
Then, you’re finally able to swipe as the terminal knows the other options aren’t available.
 

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Does anyone know when these (Chip & PayPass) Citi Linked Diners will actually work?

They are painful to use at places like Coles.

As you start to swipe, the terminal picks up the PayPass and gives an error. It asks you to swipe or insert the chip. Swiping again gives the same error - so next step is to insert the chip.
Inserting the chip gives another error.
Then, you’re finally able to swipe as the terminal knows the other options aren’t available.
I’ve never had a problem.
You need to insert the card first, then it will prompt to be swiped.
If you just try swiping first it will try a contactless payment and you will have the issues you are experiencing.
 

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I’ve never had a problem.
You need to insert the card first, then it will prompt to be swiped.
If you just try swiping first it will try a contactless payment and you will have the issues you are experiencing.
Hi Bagpuss, thanks for the tip. I will try that next time.
Hi DeKa, I absolutely aggree about it being painful.
It seems the technology maybe newer than the EFTPOS machines. I find it worse at Coles compared to Woolworths.
 

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Thanks.

I guess it’s like the early days of Amex contactless - it was pretty hit and miss too.
 

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I only have rare reason to try and use the card (acceptability reasons), but when I do, I don't even bother trying paypass at all because I know it won't work and I haven't got the time for the nonsense of arguing with the terminal just to pay for something. I just go straight to mag stripe swipe. Sometimes that is accepted straight away, other times I have to try the chip and then back to swipe again, but either way I am yet to experience the chip (via contact or NFC) ever work. Only the magnetic strip has ever worked for me.
 

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FYI, from the Citibank website (Citi Australia - Platinum Card)

Will the Linked Diners Club Card also come with the benefits of a standalone Diners Club Card (e.g. Diners Club lounge access, etc.)?

"No, The Linked Diners Club Card does not have any Diners Club benefits such as lounge access. Card benefits will remain the same as what is available on your Citi Credit Card."
 

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