I’m currently on a 2 month stint in India, just before I left I switched to an old handset which doesn’t support Monzo. I get why this is and just accepted it as the cost of the price of taking an old phone that I didn’t mind losing/breaking while I’m away.
However I also have an Acer Chromebook with me that supports most apps but unfortunately not Monzo. This was a bit more surprising as this is a brand new bit of a tech and I’m disappointed that I can’t get monzo working on it.
I thought both of these setbacks would be manageable once I realised I can still check my balance using the emergency option online to be sent a secure email link. However, my problems really started when I tried to withdraw cash from an ATM and it failed every time. Fortunately I have another card which I have been able to use to get cash and have since seen the monzo video on enabling the magnetic strip on the card for 24 hours in order to get cash from Indian ATMs.
As per the rest of my post as I do not have access to the app via my chromebook I can’t enable the mag strip, ergo I can’t use my card to get cash! As this was the whole reason I signed up to Monzo in the first place this is very disappointing. I have made one transaction using my card in a gift shop but as you might expect most of India still uses cash so if I can’t use an ATM this isn’t going to get me very far.
Is there any chance of getting the app on a chromebook soon?