Google has just most recently revealed that they plan to discontinue the Prepaid Card Program for those who were early to its Wallet service. This shouldn’t really affect anyone though. The company just recently updated the mobile payment service to offer complete compatibility with all major debit and credit cards, so nothing should be an issue here. Google feels that the current Prepaid card Program is pretty redundant because of this.
Thank you for being one of the first users of the Google Wallet app and for activating your Google Prepaid Card. Since we recently launched the ability to use any debit or credit card in Google Wallet, we are going to discontinue the Google Prepaid Card soon.
Google is terminating the Prepaid Card Program on September 17th, but the company will be giving its number of users an entire month to use the remaining funds on their Prepaid Cards. That gives users until October 17th to use the remaining funds and finish wrapping things up with it. After October 17th though, abstainers will be charged $2 for every 30 days of inactivity, down from the standard 180 days. If you wish to avoid this fee and not give Google free money, Google has recommended that you use your card one more time before October 17th, the final closing date. That said, be sure to get rid of that remaining balance on your prepaid card and link your account to a new card before this deadline comes around the corner. I’m sure Google won’t be having a whole lot of happy customers if they find out this news too late.
Is anyone going to make sure to get their Prepaid Card finished off, or do you not care at all? $2 isn’t a whole lot to lose, and we’re sure Google would love your free money.
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source: talk android