Written on: 08/09/2009
The commonwealth travel money card has been nothing but trouble, expense and timewasting on my 6 week trip in the USA. Trying to put money on takes 3 days to clear. If you can't find a computer with internet explorer you can't check your balance or transactions. That means anyone with a mac, firefox or safari can't use it. Then try to find a net cafe around. Not that easy. It is also not safe. Often not requiring a pin or a signature. If you think you are saving on atm fees. Think again. Most ATM's charge up to $3 US to use. It frequently doesn't work as a purchase card. And the worst part, it has twice not given the cash out of the ATM but has actually come out on the balance. Don't bother with this card. A massive waste of time and money.