Pre-payment card which is OK to use on toll road

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  1. Trevor Pettifer

    Trevor Pettifer Funster

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    We're looking to get a pre-payment card to use on our forthcoming trip to france and have been warned that some don't work at the toll booths in France. Can anyone advise which are Ok for this purpose and which is recommended generally. We've been looking at Revolut as a possible option.

    Thanks
     
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    Another option is to get a Tag which will save the hassle of paying at the toll gates.
     
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  3. Trevor Pettifer

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    Yes, It looks like a good option but I think there's a size limit - or am I wrong?
     
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    easyjet pre paid euro card works well at any tolls that went through in France
    Since invested in Sanef Tag - even better!
     
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    Caxton usually fails.

    But our Halifax card works a treat with good costs.
     
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    When we do which is rare we just use a credit card.

    Martin
     
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    Not recommended. The crooks plant card readers on the toll booth machines.
     
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    They might get the card details, but they don't get the PIN. Since pin isn't used on tolls booths.
     
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    If they can not read the PIN from the card why do they bother?
     
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    That's why you wouldn't want your card cloned
    Imagine how much money a bunch of foreign lorry drivers could run up on your card before you spotted
     
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    can you use cash at the tolls?
     
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    We use a tag now but used a Halifax card before we had it.

    I didn't think any pre paid cards worked reliably.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Have you any proof of that we have always used them without problem and there are cameras everywhere so how would a thief get there to do it without being seen?
     
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    Revolut card worked for us on all tolls in France, only trouble we had with it was at some Petrol stations.
     
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    I think they would have to get into the machine to do anything as it not the type of design that would take a dummy front and as others have so no PIN divulged.

    We have been using the credit card for years and no problems (yet).

    Martin
     
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    We always used our post office credit card before we got a tag, they are so easy and you don't even stop if you use the right hand Lorry lanes.
     
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    Martin, does this mean that you are using Tolls now?(y)
     
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    My thoughts exactly
     
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