The NetSpend Visa is a prepaid credit card that enables cardholders to make purchases, pay bills online and directly deposit paychecks for immediate access. It requires neither a contract nor a credit check and, with an instant application process that requires just a bit of personal information, it is fairly simple to acquire. Once received, the card can be activated by phone or online, by following a few quick steps.
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Visit the NetSpend's registration/activation page using the link in Resources.
Enter the 16- or 20-digit NetSpend account number that is found on the front of the card. Enter the three-digit CVV code from the back of the card and continue on to the next page of the online submission form.
Provide your personal identification information, including a nine-digit Social Security number, in the space provided and activate the card.
Activate by Telephone
Call NetSpend at 866-387-7363 to activate your prepaid card over the phone. Confirm your identity by providing contact information.
Provide the customer service representative with the 16- or 20-digit account number on the front of the card, as well as the three-digit CVV code on the back of the card.
Provide the customer service representative with your date of birth as well as one alternate form of identification. Acceptable forms include Social Security number, driver's license number, passport or alien registration identification number. The NetSpend card will become active for use upon completion of the call.