The First USA e-card has now become a co-branded credit card. U S West and First USA rolled-out the ‘U S WEST e.card Platinum VISA’ card last week. The program offers cardholders a 5% cash-back reward for online purchases made at more than 20 Internet merchants including Amazon.com, Audiobookclub.com, CDnow.com, EToys.com, FlowersUSA.com, Garden.com, Outpost.com, SharperImage.com, ValueAmerica.com, Virtual Vineyards and more. The ‘U S West e.card’ also offers a local, long-distance and international calling card feature with step-by-step dialing instructions printed right on the back of the card. First USA also offers cardholders online access to account information. The no-annual-fee card offers a 3.9% fixed APR for the first five months on purchases and balance transfers, followed by a 9.99% fixed annual percentage rate. The card is available online at www.uswestecard.com or by calling 1-800-942-7201.