3 years ago .. i don`t had problems with cash machines and bigger petrol stations in romania at all.
This "EC Card" with Master Card Symbole works fine.
Credit Card: Visa - no problem.
One Year later, i get a knew card from my bank ...
EC card with CIRRUS Symbol only
(without Master Card)
and nobody from the bank informed me about this change.
I just take the new card (without looking about it),
put it in my pocket and started my trip ...
This card wasn 't accepted at many petrol stations and cash machines.
The sh ... started behind the german boarder in austria.
At shell petrol station they don`t want this CIRRUS sh ...
Hungary the same and so on.
After my trip, I had a "nice" discussion with the german bank.
May be today its better now with cirrus.
Cirrus seems to be a new system. Not so common like Master Card.
Works only in europe ... Not like Master Card.
(i was able to get money in indonesia and north amerika with this)
But cheaper for the bank.
You can find more information about Cirrrus on wikipedia.
Last edited by motravel; 7 Aug 2012 at 19:42.
Reason: my bad english. *g*