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U.S. Credit Card in France - I'm Back

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DebitNM, you can show your face.

Thanks to DebitNM for all of the work regarding the Andrews Chip & PIN credit card.

After going thru the arduous process of applying for the card it finally arrived.

A couple of weeks prior to our trip to France I took the card on a test drive to Montreal for my wife’s high school reunion.

I used it five time and on each occasion I was ask to sign even though a local friend used his card and was asked to enter a PIN.

I called Andrews and was told that if the vendor accepted both signature and PIN the card defaults to signature. Confidence was not high.

Two weeks ago we left for France. I used the card five times at restaurants (manned) and was asked to sign three times and enter a PIN twice.

Then the true test.

I used the card at a train station in Avignon and bought train tickets at an unmanned ticket vending machine.

It worked perfectly!!! I was asked for a PIN and it was accepted.

I used the card a few more times at train stations and each time it work properly.

One strange thing did happened.
In Paris I tried to use my regular swipe card to buy subway tickets. It was rejected.
I started over and used the Andrews card. The transaction went thru. However, I wasn’t asked for a PIN. I submitted the card and the transaction went thru.

This happened twice. I think I’ll call them in a couple of days.

Again, thanks to Debit NM for all of your research.

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