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ATM personal identification numbers in Namibia

by johnzip Online Now Feb 17, 2005 at 10:03 PM

Does anyone know the number of digits in one's PIN that Namibian ATM machines require? Thanks in advance, John

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  • Re: ATM personal identification numbers in Namibia

    by johnzip Online Now Feb 17, 2005 at 10:38 PM

    To answer my own question: Bank Cards (ATM or 'Automatic Teller Machine' cards) * make sure that your ATM card is in sync with either PLUS (VISA) or CIRRUS (MasterCard). Ask your bank about this before you leave (and don't forget your PIN number). * remember your PIN number numerically (with numbers) rather than using letters. Many international ATM machines only have numbers on the key pads. If you only have the letters memorized, use a phone key-pad to convert the letters into the appropriate numbers. * try to get a PIN number with only 4 digits. Many foreign ATM machines only accept 4-digit numbers, yet many people have up to 8-digit PIN numbers, which won't work. * always have some cash on you. There may be times when you won't be able to use your ATM card. * consider taking a second ATM card with you. The magnetic stripes on them are surprisingly fragile.

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    Re: ATM personal identification numbers in Namibia

    by cleocat Online Now Feb 19, 2005 at 11:03 AM

    I have an ATM card with a 5 digit pin and it worked fine in Namibia. It is only numbers no letters.

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