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How do you activate a Visa Prepaid card?

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Activate your Visa Prepaid card either online or by calling the activation phone number. Go to the card provider's website to activate your card online or to locate the phone number for activation. Once activated, you can load the card through direct deposit, participating retail stores or online.

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To buy and activate prepaid cards, go to Visa.com, click on the Pay With Visa tab at the top of the page, choose Find A Card and then click on Prepaid Cards. Browse through the list of prepaid card options to find your card, and then click on the card's link to go to the website of the participating institution, where you can find activation information.

For example, clicking on the AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card takes you to the AccountNow website, where you can find an Activate Card link on the top right-hand corner of the website. Click on this link and activate your card by entering your card number and the CVV found on the back of the card. If your card is the ACE Elite Prepaid Debit Card, click on the card link to go to the ACE Cash express website, which lists a phone number you can call for activation and a link for online activation.

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