I got serious about building positive credit this year. I have the following: 1) 6/00 FCNB - $500 limit, R1 status. 2) 8/00 Providian Gold - $49 security/ $500 limit, R1 status. 3) 10/31/00 Orchard Mastercard - applied online, approved, not yet received. Today I received a solicitation for the Providian Gold, unsecured, up to $1000 limit. The card that I have is reported as secured. I called and told them that I was not calling about a line increase, but if my credit profile warrants unsecured status, I would prefer that the card be reported that way. After being shuffled around, I was told that they "may" unsecure my current card "at some point" within the 1st year. Otherwise, I would have to cancel my current card, and apply for the same card under the new offer. 1) How long dies it take from online approval to receive the Orchard card. 2) What should I do with Providian. I would hate to pay another $59 annual fee to get a new unsecured card. Anyone have any experience in changing the staus of their card. Any info is appreciated. I have learned much from this board and its regular participants. Makes straightening things up a much less daunting task.