Can You Purchase a Prepaid Visa Card Online?


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As of February 2015, consumers are able to purchase a prepaid Visa card both online and at participating brick and mortar retailers, as stated by the official Visa website. When purchasing online, buyers can select from various providers. Providers have different fee structures, benefits, policies and card capabilities.

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After purchasing the card online, consumers receive the card in the mail with activation instructions. Once it is activated, it can be used anywhere that accepts Visa cards. When the initial amount has been spent, the buyer is able to add more funds to keep using the card.

Buyers can set up their Visa prepaid card so that it has a PIN. They can then use the card to withdraw cash from an ATM.

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