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32. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 4y

Dodger. I have been in Thailand some time most years since 1986.

I had trouble there last March and it took a number of tries over a week emailing the bank manager whose email address I have, before I could free up my account. When I am back there in December I will take ample cash with me.

A few years before when I had a telephone in my room, the apartments operator kept trying and it took over 2 hours to get through to my bank.

It's been some years since I was last in India and I had no trouble with telephones there. Nowadays, a phone call from India may mean a call to your bank is answered by a call centre not far away from where you are staying.

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34. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 4y

Quoting Cyberia

Dodger. I have been in Thailand some time most years since 1986.

I had trouble there last March and it took a number of tries over a week emailing the bank manager whose email address I have, before I could free up my account. When I am back there in December I will take ample cash with me.

A few years before when I had a telephone in my room, the apartments operator kept trying and it took over 2 hours to get through to my bank.

It's been some years since I was last in India and I had no trouble with telephones there. Nowadays, a phone call from India may mean a call to your bank is answered by a call centre not far away from where you are staying.

Are you saying Thailand is more difficult to get things done than India?

If my bank took a week to reinstate my card, they would no longer be my bank when I arrived back home. That's ridiculous. Ive had my cards declined on a couple of occasions in Thailand because of a large transaction. One call to the bank, (easy as I said on Skype) and regardless of whether its in a Asian call center or back at the home office, its released instantly while I'm on the phone. Maybe your bank manager was trying to tell you something!

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36. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 4y

Dodger. I suppose Skype can bypass any problems with telephone exchanges though of course you still have to go through the options and wait for the other end.

I live in France nowadays and the French have a strange idea of service, as in they are doing you a favour by letting you bank with them.

I've been in Spain for almost 10 months now and have had no trouble with my French bank account and ATM machines.

I was in Sri Lanka back in 1984 and at the time American Express had a long running commercial on British TV about replacing a lost card anywhere in the world within a few days. As I walked into a bank in Colombo, out came someone moaning to his friend that he had been told that his American Express card would take six weeks to replace.

I have resolved to take a lot of cash on my next Asia holiday, which I have never had any problem with so far.

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