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Discover POS device contactless acceptance requirements

Support for Discover contactless card acceptance was mandated for all newly-deployed

terminals that support contactless for other payment networks as of April 2016, in

compliance with Section 2.6 No Less Favorable Treatment and Section 2.7 Equal Treatment

of Cards Issued of the Discover Operating Regulations.

Effective October 18, 2019, newly-deployed POS devices that support contactless card

acceptance must not support contactless magnetic stripe technology. All newly-deployed

POS devices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean that support contactless card

payments must only support contactless EMV technology.

POS devices in use as of October 18, 2019, that support contactless EMV technology and

contactless magnetic stripe may continue to do so. POS devices that only support

contactless magnetic stripe on Discover Global Network must not remove support of the

magnetic swipe capability until migration to contactless EMV technology is complete.

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