Posted by Carrie
Have Schwab debit account set up for traveling in Europe. Was in very rural country were not taken (no wi-fi most places)where credit and debit cards -Had $8000 in Schwab - and all banks had same result - after accepting pin, turned green, asked amount wished to with draw-----and no atter what number choose result was this account is not set up to withdraw cash! Almost 2 weeks on and in a more sophisticated area (had wi-fi) and chatted with Schwab on line- the individual kept saying I ust not remember my pin - said Knew my pin- (frankly had written it On The Card ) and had no problem getting into museums, etc. with it when they had capability of taking a card.
Since had informed them of Entire Itinerary prior to leaving was stunned when returned home to find they were sending me letters in USA to tell me they were unable to contact me at my stated email address of They ahd amde a typo (F is to the left of G on keyboard) - and noone had the sense to realize their mistake! So - could not get any money. Needless to sy the vacation was ruined. The individual I spoke with Never mentioned the email problem........ If had not arrived with some Euros had purchase from a friend have no idea what we would have done.