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by ExpatBob
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 566

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

The timeout stuff has an obvious delay while the network tries to connect. This new thing does not-- it's an immediate decline on credit attempt. They clearly have switched the way the machines run transactions. Anyways, hopefully this helps someone in the same boat who finds themselves at the groce...
by ExpatBob
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 566

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

Found something interesting. So, these are Transbank machines. Not webpay. In all the years I have been in Chile, never once has a foreign debit/credit card worked as "debito" for me, only as "credito" Until now. Credito no longer works as an option, but Debito does. How they worked this, who knows....
by ExpatBob
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 566

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:32 pm
Just an info point, these are the chip cards where all you do is insert in the slot at the bottom of the machine?
Yes
by ExpatBob
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 566

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

Not sure if they use webpay. Their machines are the same as they have always been and these are stores i have shopped at for years with no problems. I’ve always run into the same issues online though— webpay is crap.
by ExpatBob
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 566

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

This is not a bank security thing, this is a network-in-chile thing. Like i said, the banks told me that there were not even attempted transactions on their record. I managed to get some cash out at an ATM but all cards have failed me at several grocery stores and even at the hospital. Maybe it’s sa...
by ExpatBob
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 566

Foreign credit cards no longer work?

I should clarify, “don’t work in chile” It’s weird, they just don’t work. Like the network doesn’t even try. Called banks for confirmation and they are not even receiving the requests. Not just once, this is a recurring thing. Anyone know what is happening?
by ExpatBob
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 90051

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

admin wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:16 pm

but the "left" in chile is nobody's friend, but their own.
One sane act committed in thousands of years of historical failure does not a redemption make. Good on them, though.
by ExpatBob
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 90051

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Don't think it has been mentioned here, but garbage collectors have joined the strike in RM. No garbage collection in 42 municipalities. Also, footballers on strike. No national game nor Chilean league. Today is the 1 year anniversary of the death of Catrillanca. Could turn violent... Not a problem...
by ExpatBob
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 90051

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Um isn't the whole idea of democracy that citizens are responsible, responsible for educating themselves on who is who in elections etc, not saying it happens, but to start saying it's all the government and systems faults is a road to nowhere. All the destruction and all the anger and blame is a r...
by ExpatBob
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 90051

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Space Cat wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:03 pm

Article 12 of the 1936 Soviet Constitution:

In the USSR work is a duty and a matter of honor for every able-bodied citizen, in accordance with the principle: “He who does not work, neither shall he eat.”
Don't forget "We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us."
by ExpatBob
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 90051

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Space Cat wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:07 pm

But until then, people screaming "communism" at the very basic social democratic reforms can fuck off.
Socialism, communism, potato pohtahtoe. Both a bunch of lazy slackers wanting to be treated like royalty on someone else’s dime.
by ExpatBob
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 90051

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

A Venezuelan perspective: De verdad es una locura... Esto se volvió puro vandalismo y delincuencia nada más... La gente que si esta reclamando por lo q dicen q se debiera cambiar debería apoyar a las fuerzas (policías) a q estos actos no se permitan.... Para hacer ver lo q esta mal nunca es necesari...