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Old 13-03-2019, 03:35 PM   #1
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Anyoone tried using YouTrip?

Is it safe and is it convenient to use, is there any catch?

Apparently, we put S$3000 in our phone wallet. Once we arrive in Japan, we can withdraw the cash from any Cirrus or Maestro ATM machine. There will be a charge of S$5. However, if you charge to the Mastercard, they claimed that there will be no charges. Any other hidden agenda here?

The S$3000 actually goes where?

Any expert here, please advise. Thank you.
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Old 13-03-2019, 03:48 PM   #2
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The 3000SGD is stored in the card account.
You can either use the card for shopping (online or in real life) or for cash withdrawal.
5SGD charge applies for cash withdrawal.
No charge applies for shopping payment via Master.
Based on what other people have shared, seems like there is a 100000JPY cap per withdrawal.
Factoring in the 5SGD service charge, not sure whether you will be better off just exchanging cash locally.
Checked the rate at money changer just now - 12.28SGD:1000JPY whereas YouTrip offers 12.21SGD:1000JPY.
Marginally better but might be offset by the 5SGD charge
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Old 14-03-2019, 04:02 PM   #3
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Am in Japan now. Already used YouTrip physical card to make a few purchases. Rates are much much better if you let youtrip do everything for you upon swiping your card automatically.

I.e. Do NOT perform SGD to JPY exchange in the app. Keep the monies in SGD wallet and let YouTrip do the rest when you make your spendings. I am getting as high as 1SGD = 82.63JPY for my spends today @ Universal Studio Japan, whereas the currency exchange function only gives you 82.10.

Still, I exchange about S$1000 worth of JPY cash in Singapore cos not many places accept cards.
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Old 14-03-2019, 04:25 PM   #4
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Am in Japan now. Already used YouTrip physical card to make a few purchases. Rates are much much better if you let youtrip do everything for you upon swiping your card automatically.

I.e. Do NOT perform SGD to JPY exchange in the app. Keep the monies in SGD wallet and let YouTrip do the rest when you make your spendings. I am getting as high as 1SGD = 82.63JPY for my spends today @ Universal Studio Japan, whereas the currency exchange function only gives you 82.10.

Still, I exchange about S$1000 worth of JPY cash in Singapore cos not many places accept cards.
Wow that is a very good rate!
Based on your rate, it is equivalent to 12.10SGD:1000JPY
Spot rate at the moment is 12.13SGD:1000JPY
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Old 15-03-2019, 06:06 PM   #5
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Am in Japan now. Already used YouTrip physical card to make a few purchases. Rates are much much better if you let youtrip do everything for you upon swiping your card automatically.

I.e. Do NOT perform SGD to JPY exchange in the app. Keep the monies in SGD wallet and let YouTrip do the rest when you make your spendings. I am getting as high as 1SGD = 82.63JPY for my spends today @ Universal Studio Japan, whereas the currency exchange function only gives you 82.10.

Still, I exchange about S$1000 worth of JPY cash in Singapore cos not many places accept cards.
I remember that there is no refund for unsee credits/money inside youtrip. Am I correct?

If yes, have to spend everything liao...
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Old 15-03-2019, 10:04 PM   #6
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There's a Youtrip thread here.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/c...l-5885608.html
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Old 16-03-2019, 01:04 AM   #7
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I remember that there is no refund for unsee credits/money inside youtrip. Am I correct?

If yes, have to spend everything liao...
What's wrong with the money inside a prepaid mastercard? You can use it practically everywhere
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Old 16-03-2019, 03:43 AM   #8
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I remember that there is no refund for unsee credits/money inside youtrip. Am I correct?

If yes, have to spend everything liao...
You can transfer funds into your card just before use. Good thing can be easily and quickly done. Of course load one time is less troublesome.
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Old 16-03-2019, 05:45 PM   #9
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I've used Youtrip card during my Tokyo trip 2 months ago. Almost 80-90% of my spending is using the card, it's very convenient. But do bring some cash along too because some smaller eateries like ramen shops etc do not take card payment. Have not tried atm withdrawals though.
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Old 26-07-2019, 12:05 AM   #10
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I just converted sgd to yen. Then I thought about checking HWZ. Well now I too have S$1000 worth of yen or 79161 yen...ok not converting anymore but keep in sgd. thanks for the advice

Am in Japan now. Already used YouTrip physical card to make a few purchases. Rates are much much better if you let youtrip do everything for you upon swiping your card automatically.

I.e. Do NOT perform SGD to JPY exchange in the app. Keep the monies in SGD wallet and let YouTrip do the rest when you make your spendings. I am getting as high as 1SGD = 82.63JPY for my spends today @ Universal Studio Japan, whereas the currency exchange function only gives you 82.10.

Still, I exchange about S$1000 worth of JPY cash in Singapore cos not many places accept cards.
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Old 26-07-2019, 10:16 PM   #11
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Anyone knows if we can top up Japan IC cards using Youtrip?
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:28 PM   #12
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I think no. I try in 7-11 but think lady don’t understand me. Also some outlet use magnetic strips instead of the smart chip and card fail. But today I’m in Kyoto station, it go through! I also don’t know why. Left with 8 k yen cash but don’t really want go atm since got 5$ charge

Anyone knows if we can top up Japan IC cards using Youtrip?
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:24 PM   #13
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Strange now in Nagoya but the magnetic strip don’t work again and restaurant don’t have smart chip.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:03 PM   #14
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Sounds like Youtrip is not a good backup option in Japan. When you top up at Kyoto station, did you use those machines similar to our SG GTM? There's an option to pay by Visa/Master?

I think no. I try in 7-11 but think lady donít understand me. Also some outlet use magnetic strips instead of the smart chip and card fail. But today Iím in Kyoto station, it go through! I also donít know why. Left with 8 k yen cash but donít really want go atm since got 5$ charge
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So this YouTrip card can use as a credit card? No need topup to the wallet to be used right? For the ATM pin, is a 4-digit pin same as YouTrip pin? I dun wanna later card kena eaten in Japan then jialat

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