I have always been under the impression that magic bands could be used for as long as you want for touchpoints and that the battery that fuels the chip for the long-range sensors is the only part that will fail after a certain amount of time.
About two years ago I bought a Dooney and Bourke band thinking that I could basically use it forever. During my trip last November it stopped working to get me into my hotel room on the last day of my vacation. I went again a couple of weeks ago and used the band thinking the hotel room thing was just a glitch, but when I got to the Magical Express check-in at the airport, the band wouldn’t work there either. I happened to bring a newer band so I ended up just using that for the rest of my trip. The D&B magic band is connected in MDE to me, so that’s not the issue.
So, is that Magic Band toast? Do they go “bad” after a certain amount of time even for touchpoints? Am I wrong that they should always work at touchpoints or is there something wrong with this particular band? It makes me leary to buy the specialty bands if they’re no good to use after a certain amount of time.
Thanks for helping me understand!