I don’t know about you but my phone is usually with me 24/7. If I leave home without my phone, 9 times out of 10 I will return home to grab it. I often wonder what people did in the days without cellphones. One new service that I’ve never thought of using, but am now going to sign up for is mobile alerts.
I get some alerts now, such as receiving a text message when any of my children are absent or tardy from school. You can’t pull one over onthis mother’s eyes! I get alerts for great coupons to many of my favorite stores, and I also get alerts due to my Lifelock membership.
Another company that offers great alerts is Discover. Discover offers several options for instant alerts to help cardmembers manage their accounts at home or on-the-go. Cardmembers can sign up to receive the alerts they want and customize how those alerts are delivered to them. Want email alerts when you’ve reached a particular balance or a text when you’re nearing your credit line, for example?
Some of the alerts I’m interested in signing up for are:
- Fraud Alerts – Be notified if Discover detects any unusual activity on your account. (Email & Text)
- A Transaction Exceeds a Specified Amount – Learn when any purchase posts to your account that exceeds a certain pre-set amount. (Email & Text)
- Nearing Account Credit Line – Learn when your account balance is within a pre-set amount of your credit limit. (Email & Text)
- Statement Available and Minimum Payment Due – Be notified when your statement is available to view online at Discover.com, and also get a timely reminder 6 to 7 days before your due date if the minimum payment has not been received. (Email & Text)
If you are not a fan of receiving text messages, you can also set up alerts to go directly to your email. Think of it like having someone watching your back to make sure you are safe and protected, and warning you when you might be in danger.
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