After months of early access. The new Verizon Visa Card from Verizon and Synchrony is finally available to all. Here’s what you need to know about the card’s launch – and if it’s worth applying for right away.
New Verizon Visa Card Now Open to Applicants
The Verizon Visa Credit Card is finally live for new applicants. The card, issued through Synchrony Bank, earns cash back on all purchases, with additional bonuses for purchases in select categories:
- 4% back on grocery store and gas station purchases
- 3% cash back on dining and restaurant purchases, including takeout
- 2% back on Verizon purchases
While the Verizon Visa Card has cash back rewards, they aren’t cash back in your typical sense. Instead, cash back takes the form of Verizon Dollars. Verizon Dollars are the currency of the Verizon Up Rewards Program that applies towards purchases with Verizon, including new phones, services, and billing.
Other Noteworthy Features of the Verizon Card
Some of the more noteworthy features of the Verizon Card include:
- No annual fee
- No foreign transaction fees
- Two complimentary TravelPass vouchers each year of card membership. TravelPass provides Verizon customers the ability to use domestic talk, text, and data in over 186 countries outside the U.S.
- No limits on the amount of Verizon Dollars users can earn
- Verizon Dollar rewards never expire
Does the New Verizon Visa Card Make Sense for You?
Now that the Verizon Visa is available, should you apply? If you don’t currently have Verizon as your service provider, the obvious answer is probably not. That decision is made even easier by the fact that non-Verizon customers can’t apply.
For current Verizon customers, however, the answer is slightly less straightforward. The card earns a very impressive 4% back on groceries and gas – plus 3% back on dining. The cash back, however, is converted into Verizon Up Dollars, which have almost zero value outside of Verizon device and service purchases. However, if you are a frequent user of the rewards program, having and using the card will surely boost your earning and redeeming capabilities.
Because of the reduced award options, the card only really makes sense for those who want to ensure they get the most Verizon bang for their buck. For those individuals, the Verizon Visa is an impressive card – and slick looking, to boot.
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