With the implants now reaching our porches, I wonder how many other peeps have it in their hands in UK.
Specifically how many have actually attempted using it on any POS already.
I’m asking mainly because I’ve been walking around with one tonight and at most I could get was a couple of “please present your card again” and a single “card reader error” from POS at Tesco and nothing at all from Sainsbury’s
Tomorrow I plan on going better prepared and try to snatch some pics of the POS as well (security was already coming my way when I finally got the “reader error” screen)
So my question is mostly to figure out if other peeps are having better luck than I am or if there is some type of POS I should look for/avoid here in UK.
On the side…
I also can’t read the implant with any app (iCard inclusive), but I believe that’s as per design, so not concerned here.
What is interesting is… 2 of my credit cards are also “silent” (they can’t be read by apps), but they can’t be read by passive readers either (such as a kbr). Yet the Walletmor implant picks up on passive readers. That is interesting…
It’s also worth noting about the chip types, although I’m not sure about this one being a coincidence or a rule…
Scanning 3 British bank cards, I got all 3 with 8 digit IDs.
Scanning 2 foreigner bank cards I got both with 14 digit IDs.
Scanning Walletmor I got a 14 digit ID.
I would bet on coincidence more than anything here, but the error I got with the Waletmor on the POS tonight is the same error I got once when using one of those 14 digit foreign cards… so worth sharing?
Going from interesting to outright positive, now…
Performance seems to be much better than I expected from the “new format antenna” when testing it against regular readers. It picks up on a kbr almost as easily as my DF2.
The size is also a great positive surprise! Even smaller and thinner than expected. Perfect for finger placements!