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Before traveling to Italy in October ’05, I phoned my local bank, through whom I have a combination debit/credit Visa card, to let them know I’d be using my card in Italy for the next four weeks. The information I received (and I hadn’t actually realized I should ask about any of this!) was that there’s a dollar limit on both the amount of cash I can withdraw and the amount I can charge in a day.

Also, if the card doesn’t work at first, it’s okay to try a second time that day but no more. At the third try, the card may be taken.

The other credit card I took has a dollar limit on the amount I can withdraw as cash.

CYNTHIA THOMPSON
Hanover, NH

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Before traveling to Italy in October ’05, I phoned my local bank, through whom I have a combination debit/credit Visa card, to let them know I’d be using my card in Italy for the next four weeks. The information I received (and I hadn’t actually realized I should ask about any of this!) was that there’s a dollar limit on both the amount of cash I can withdraw and the amount I can charge in a day.

Also, if the card doesn’t work at first, it’s okay to try a second time that day but no more. At the third try, the card may be taken.

The other credit card I took has a dollar limit on the amount I can withdraw as cash.

CYNTHIA THOMPSON
Hanover, NH