It was suggested to me to use a VCC for Visible - which seems quite prudent.
In the past we used privacy.com - and they have become a real PITA since then.
Has anyone here got a better suggestion for a VCC source that has been used with minimum hassles ??
Thanks for any helpful replies !!
If you happen to have a Capital One credit card, it's quick and easy to set up virtual cards for online transactions. You can lock and unlock them as often as you like, right on their website, and the change takes effect immediately.
I think Citibank also offers this feature, but since we don't have any cc's with them, I'm not 100% sure.
My Citi card does allow setting up virtual cards. I'm not sure it's as easy to use as Privacy, but I already have access to Citi-- and I was concerned reading that Privacy requires giving them direct access to bank account info. (Maybe that's changed now?)
I have privacy.com, Citibank, and Capitol One. I haven't used VCCs with the latter though because Capitol One requires you to use a browser extension, which I generally don't like adding. Maybe that's changed but I'm accustomed now to using the other two options.
Thanks for the pointers here Folks !!
We were fine with privacy - until they got strange about things when trying to use them after not doing so for a while.
It was kind of like being REQUIRED to run around in circles while chanting in a foreign tongue, and then wait, wait & wait some more. Meh. Way too much trouble & they demand direct bank access, which I've always hated there.
We do have C1 & can give that a try - though last time I fooled around with such apps they crashed the device I was using, most likely because they are HUGE things, so I gave up that idea altogether.
US Bank CCs also offer virtual #s.
I have used Privacy but linked it to a credit union account that I don't use for anything else and keep almost $0 in, I transfer in just enough to cover whatever I need Privacy to have access to.
There is also PayPal Key. It is a MasterCard debit that you generate (& can subsequently cancel) that you can associate to any CC you have on PayPal. Only one at a time and I have heard they may restrict / time hold some accounts from cancelling one and immediately creating a new one especially if you do it repeatedly. I have only used it to generate spend when a CC is offering 5% cash back for PayPal spend where straight up PayPal isn't a payment option (like utilities).
Thanks for the truly great pointers here Folks !!
Considering all the factors in play with this phone swap, I fought the good fight with my C1 account - which had me install their Eno extension to Chromium...meh.
After a bit of the 'circular motion' (Thanks Frank !!) how to use it became clear enough, and I got the VCC number.
Sadly - C1 showed no means to set a limit - it is either on or off - but I can live with that.
This has all been quite the exposure to new stuff, for sure !!