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usaa (can still sign up for free?)
« on: August 20, 2018, 12:56:07 PM »
i received a usaa number a few years back for free
and now when i try accesing my account it says restricted
so first of all can it be that they closed my account?
and also if my brother wants to get an account is it still that easy to sign up as it was a few years ago?

any info on this would help!

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Re: usaa (can still sign up for free?)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 01:26:25 PM »
i received a usaa number a few years back for free
and now when i try accesing my account it says restricted
so first of all can it be that they closed my account?
and also if my brother wants to get an account is it still that easy to sign up as it was a few years ago?

any info on this would help!
My impression was that now you actually need to be a related to a service member

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Re: usaa (can still sign up for free?)
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 02:18:38 PM »
My impression was that now you actually need to be a related to a service member
so do you think they are affecting past accounts.
as in i wouldn't be able to use it unless i prove i have a family member that served?

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Re: usaa (can still sign up for free?)
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 03:51:35 PM »
i received a usaa number a few years back for free
and now when i try accesing my account it says restricted
so first of all can it be that they closed my account?
and also if my brother wants to get an account is it still that easy to sign up as it was a few years ago?

any info on this would help!
Your account was restricted because you didn't have any activity. Call and tell them that you'd like to start using it and they should be ablw to remove the restriction on your account.

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Re: usaa (can still sign up for free?)
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 04:10:32 PM »
Your account was restricted because you didn't have any activity. Call and tell them that you'd like to start using it and they should be ablw to remove the restriction on your account.
Thanks
And does it help a sibling if I have an account?
Can they now get one (even though they donít have a family member that was a serviceman?

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Re: usaa (can still sign up for free?)
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 05:22:19 PM »
If you have a checking account with them you can see if they can make him an authorized user.

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Re: usaa (can still sign up for free?)
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 05:23:11 PM »
If you have a checking account with them you can see if they can make him an authorized user.
i dont i just have an account number

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Re: usaa (can still sign up for free?)
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 05:45:21 PM »
Thanks
And does it help a sibling if I have an account?
Can they now get one (even though they donít have a family member that was a serviceman?

I signed up for a USAA checking account when it was available to everyone. I have opened multiple joint checking accounts with family members. They each got their own USAA number, and I assume that they can now open their own and spread it further.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: usaa (can still sign up for free?)
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2018, 11:25:11 PM »
If he wants to open a account just for the car rental codes you don't need to open a checking account just a regular account with them and most rental locations don't ask for proof that you are usaa member

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Re: usaa (can still sign up for free?)
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2018, 12:13:21 AM »
If he wants to open a account just for the car rental codes you don't need to open a checking account just a regular account with them and most rental locations don't ask for proof that you are usaa member
The locations that ask for proof will only take a debit card or insurance, for the locations that don't ask for proof you don't need a USAA number.

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Re: usaa (can still sign up for free?)
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2018, 01:58:11 AM »
The locations that ask for proof will only take a debit card or insurance, for the locations that don't ask for proof you don't need a USAA number.
Its good to have a number for legal reasons (if there's a accident etc)

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Re: usaa (can still sign up for free?)
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