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PSA: Google Wallet: Your Wallet Card will stop working on June 30 but $20 for Simple VISA using existing Wallet account OR $20 Bonus for switching to Serve and Depositing $500

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We want to thank you for using the Wallet Card and for any feedback you've shared.
After careful consideration, we've decided that we'll no longer support the Wallet Card as of June 30. Moving forward, we want to focus on making it easier than ever to send and receive money with the Google Wallet app.
Here's what this means for you:

You can only make purchases with your Wallet Card until June 30.
You won't be able to add money to your Wallet Balance from a debit card or bank account after May 1, but money you receive from others will still be added to your balance.
If you have money in your Wallet Balance after May 1, you can keep it there, send it to others, or cash out anytime for free.


If you're interested in finding a replacement for your Wallet Card, both American Express and Simple offer debit accounts with similar features, including a card. Plus, we've teamed up with them so that Wallet Card users will get an added bonus after signing up.

https://www.google.com/wallet/card/#alternatives

https://www.simple.com/wallet-car...t_faq_page

https://www.serve.com/googlewalle...EMAIL_PUB1
As we wind down support for the Wallet Card, we're excited to continue enhancing Google Wallet to give you the best possible experience when paying friends and family. We're hard at work on new features, so keep an eye out for those in the coming months.
If you have any questions, visit our FAQ.
The Google Wallet Team
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Last Edited by Killerz April 1, 2016 at 10:36 AM
I contacted Simple on Facebook. Looks like we are good to go:

"There aren't any other requirements. If you were a Google Wallet Card customer and are transitioning to Simple, we'll give you $20 to help you make the move. No fees, no minimum balance, no minimum deposit."
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Lame...
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I've literally never used my card, but still sorry to see it go for some reason.
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Never used mine. anyone use it?
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Never used mine. anyone use it?
That's why they cancel it
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I use mine quite a bit....whenever I have to hand a stranger payment (fast food/restaurant/etc.) I always get the total first and then quickly load my card and used it in those situations. Never kept a balance on it in case it was stolen.

Worked great for me, bummer.
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I use mine quite a bit....whenever I have to hand a stranger payment (fast food/restaurant/etc.) I always get the total first and then quickly load my card and used it in those situations. Never kept a balance on it in case it was stolen.

Worked great for me, bummer.
That sounds extremely complicated. No wonder they are folding
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That sounds extremely complicated. No wonder they are folding
What sounds so complicated? 10 seconds on my phone and the money was on my card.
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https://www.google.com/wallet/card/#alternatives

Both American Express and Simple offer great debit accounts with similar features to the Wallet Card. Plus, we've teamed up with them so that Wallet Card users will get an added bonus after signing up.

The following info was provided by American Express and Simple. To get the bonus, you'll need to sign up through the links below using the same email address you use for Google Wallet. Visit their websites to learn more.

American Express Serve® Cash Back is a full-service prepaid debit Account with unlimited 1% cash back on purchases. It's free to register online and includes free early Direct Deposit and free ATM withdrawals at over 24,000 MoneyPASS® ATM locations nationwide. Click here to learn more.
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Simple is fee-free online banking with budgeting and saving tools built right into your account. You can set Goals for big and small purchases, and save automatically, every day. Goals also work as digital envelopes to store money for all your budget categories. Simple accounts come with a Simple Visa® Card and access to thousands of free ATMs. Sign up now.

Simple would like to contribute $20 to your account to help get you started. By entering your email, you allow Google Payment Corp. to inform Simple that you are Google Wallet Card customer.
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To get the bonus, you'll need to sign up through the links below using the same email address you use for Google Wallet. Visit their websites to learn more.

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There is no information on $20 contribution. Targeted?
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Bummed about this. I used it frequently. Another freaking Google Reader.
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Was handy as a pre-paid card with low fees. That's what I used it for
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To get the bonus, you'll need to sign up through the links below using the same email address you use for Google Wallet. Visit their websites to learn more.

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https://www.simple.com/wallet-car...t_faq_page

https://www.serve.com/googlewalle...EMAIL_PUB1
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