I come back from Argentina and Uruguay.
In Uruguay, everything was OK.
In Argentina, usually the storekeepers use some “ La Pose ” terminals for card payments (or a similar name, widely used in Buenos Aires). It failed in 90% of my attempts with my Revolut VISA card. I had to use my Premier VISA card instead (succeeded in 90% of my attempts).
When the storekeeper tries inserting the VISA card to use CHIP & PIN, a message appears: “ Please use the magnetic band ”. So then the storekeeper swipes the card and tries again to reinsert the card. Another message appears: “ Please enter the last 4 digits of the card ”. After that, a request is sent and for a few seconds “ Processing ” & “ Sending ” show up on the screen. Finally, the transaction is denied in 90% of my attempts. It’s quite erratic actually.
On my app, a few minutes later, I can see the following notification: “ Please use chip and PIN whenever they are available ”. It doesn’t make muche sense for an end-user. For the record, all the different kinds of payments + location-based security have been enabled.
Did anybody experience this same issue in Argentina?