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Need PIN for general credit card use in Spain Portugal

Old Dec 5th, 2013, 05:45 AM
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One day the UK and USA will not use cheques/checks!
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Old Dec 8th, 2013, 09:55 AM
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So thanks for all the replies. I do have a pin for my chip cards; we'll see if we need them and will report back when we return!
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Old Dec 8th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Maybe these articles also help with future questions?
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2...card-new-cards
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/EuroCh...b_4005630.html
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/headed...-card-cm284791
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Old Dec 8th, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Lots of small vendors in the US use those simple devices where they can accept credit cards with their phone. It's been used a lot by vendors at flea markets, street markets, etc., or other small entrepreneurs. I think Starbucks uses it, and they own part of it, actually (Square). The guy who started that company is also the founder of Twitter.
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Old Dec 8th, 2013, 07:35 PM
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" I do have a pin for my chip cards" Well then, what's the question? You cannot use your chip and pin card without the pin.
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Old Dec 8th, 2013, 07:40 PM
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But it almost certainly isn't a chip and PIN card so what good will that do ???
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Old Dec 8th, 2013, 08:45 PM
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Sorry, but we don't know anything for certain! We have no idea where nantravel is from or the nature of the credit card.
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Old Dec 9th, 2013, 06:32 AM
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This thread has been interesting. I may break down and get the chip & pin card from the State Dept Credit Union.
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