How to Register a Prepaid Card

by Ashley Hay ; Updated July 27, 2017

Items you will need

  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • Government-issued ID number

Companies such as Visa and MasterCard offer prepaid credit cards that allow you to load money on to a card to use for purchases. If you do not have a bank account, the prepaid card can come in handy for online purchases, online bill pay, or to use to pay at the gas pump. Once you have your prepaid card you must register the card to protect your money in case the card is lost or stolen. Registering your card will also allow you to keep track of the stored amount and in some cases, refill the card. Registering only takes a few minutes and your card will be activated for use once the process is complete.

Phone

Step 1

Locate the phone number on the back of the card or using your paperwork.

Step 2

Call the number on the back of the card.

Step 3

Enter the card number using your telephones keypad.

Step 4

Follow any further instructions to identify your card and then a representative of the card company will assist you with the remainder of the registration process.

Step 5

Provide the representative with your personal information such as your name, address, government-issued ID number, email address and telephone number.

Step 6

Create a pin number or password while on the phone so you can access your card’s information online or over the phone at any time.

Online

Step 1

Locate the website on the back of the card or with your paperwork and then visit the website.

Step 2

Type in your card number and any other information required to identify your card.

Step 3

Enter your personal information such as your name, address, government-issued ID number, email address and telephone number.

Step 4

Create a user name and pin number, or password, so you can access your card’s information online or over the phone at any time.

About the Author

Based in Columbus, Ga., Ashley Hay has been covering animal health and wellness since 2004, and arts and entertainment since 2008. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from the University of Central Florida.