The situation with the REISE code is a shame.
I am not a fan of wee shenanigans and will not get the card by providing a new phone number, as many people do, but an option to upgrade with this code should be open to existing users.
I’ve contacted Curve support about upgrading or changing my limits (I am only interested in (much) higher ATM limits, as Curve looks like a good alternative to revolut in my case). I’ve even offered to pay for curve black, however not the full price, but a price which reflects the purchasing strength of the currency in my home country.
The answer I’ve got was that there are “no free or discounted black cards” being offered at this moment. Which is not exactly true, as we can see from the above…
Please show more respect to your existing users.