Terminal Activation

Test Your Terminal

Your terminal or point-of-sale device is likely already equipped to accept cards within the Discover Global Network. Follow the test instructions to make sure you can take advantage of increased revenue opportunities from our cardholders.

3 Easy Steps

1

Prompt your terminal or point-of-sale device for a manual sales transaction.

2

Enter your test card information

Please enter the following test card information:

  • Test card account: 3699 8900 038 673*
  • Expiration date: 01/17
  • Transaction amount: $1.00 (or equivalent local currency value)
  • CVV2: 434

What does an error mean?

*If you receive an error message when running the 3699 test number, you can still accept Discover, but may not be able to accept our global partners’ cards.

Please enter the following test card information:

  • Test card account: 6011203000356433*
  • Expiration date: 01/17
  • Transaction amount: $1.00 (or equivalent local currency value)
  • CID: 454

What does an error mean?

*If you receive an error message when running the 6011 test number, you are enabled to accept Discover, but are experiencing terminal issues. Please contact your processor for assistance.

Please enter the following test card information:

  • Test card account: 6573 5900 0001 8683*
  • Expiration date: 01/17
  • Transaction amount: $1.00 (or equivalent local currency value)
  • CID: 379

What does an error mean?

*If you receive an error message when running the 6573 test number, you can still accept Discover, but may not be able to accept our global partners’ cards. Please contact your processor for assistance.

3

A "decline" status means the test was successful and your terminal is ready.

Note: Any message besides “decline” means your activation attempt has failed.

Need Help?

If you receive an error message, you may be experiencing terminal issues and should contact your point-of-sale provider. If you need further assistance, email us at POStest@discover.com

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