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How to Activate a Prepaid Debit Card

Once you've received your prepaid debit card, the first step is to activate the card. Activation is critical because it not only enables the prepaid card to be used, but it also registers the card in the event that it is lost or stolen. Although the steps to take to activate a prepaid card vary from one card to the next, most cards follow a similar process. And virtually all prepaid cards can be activated online. Here are the steps to take to activate some of the more popular prepaid debit cards. AccountNow Prepaid Visa or MasterCard: To activate your AccountNow card, simply visit and select the "Activate" button. You will be prompted for your account number on the face of your card. Activating your card will give you online access to your account balance and other information. Green Dot Prepaid Visa or MasterCard: A Green Dot prepaid card can be activated online at You'll need an activation number that comes with your code, as shown in the image below: Mango Prepaid MasterCard: Just call 1-888-389-9323, enter the card number, and answer a few security questions. Once you activate your Mango card, you can begin using it and set an ATM PIN. Vision Prepaid: Whether you have the Vision Premier, Preferred, or Load 'n' Go prepaid card, you can activate your card online at Once your Vision application is successful, you will receive you card in about 7 to 10 days. To activate the card, simply call the telephone number on the back of the card. Prepaid Rushcard: Simply load funds onto your RushCard using one of the many convenient ways to add money. At the time of your initial deposit, you will be charged a one time card Activation Fee (amount based on your RushCard Plan). This amount will be immediately deducted from your balance. Walmart MoneyCard: Visit to activate your Walmart MoneyCard online. You will need your activation number from your sales receipt and the last four digits of your temporary card number. Yap Prepaid Card: Your YAP Card will arrive in the mail 7-10 business days after you order it. To activate your card, just call the number on the card or visit this section of our Web site. Once you activate your YAP Card, you can begin using it immediately anywhere MasterCard is accepted. As soon as you enroll you will also have access to an Instant YAP MasterCard virtual card. You can use it to shop online or by phone anywhere MasterCard debit is accepted worldwide.