The Range Prepaid Card Review

Published on 20 September 2010 by Raffick Marday

The Range Prepaid card Review

This new prepaid card from The Range aims to make life easier, simpler and safe, whilst saving you money. The Range prepaid MasterCard allows you to spend only what you top up, making it impossible to get overdrawn or incur any unexpected fees. You can even make some great savings on anything you could ever need for your home, garden, leisure and so much more.

The ease of use means this is ideal as an everyday prepaid card, ideal for shopping in stores, online or over the telephone as well as taking along on nights out as a safer alternative to carrying cash.

Why get The Range prepaid Card?

The Range offers this prepaid card with no credit checks and no bank account needed and you are able to make use of it wherever the MasterCard acceptance mark is displayed. Topping up is easy with over 30,000 loading locations nationwide as well as a simple online and SMS top-up service. Funds can also be shared between Range Cards by simply sending a text message. Ideal for getting money to someone in a hurry!

Travelling is also easier thanks to the Range Card as it is a safe and convenient alternative to carrying cash while on holiday and we wont even charge you for using your card at the point-of-sale. Should you run out of money, funds can be loaded onto your card by simply sending a text message.

What sort of service do they offer?

If you are new to the UK and finding it difficult to open a bank account, the Range Prepaid MasterCard is ideal for you. It allows you to pay your wages or salary directly onto the card with the ability to share money, withdraw cash from an ATM and pay bills with ease. The application process does not include credit checks either!

The Range Prepaid MasterCard can be used at over 28 million retail outlets worldwide and you can use it like a credit card, with the knowledge that your transactions are safe and secure. There is a maximum card balance of £3,000.

Payment plans and prepaid card benefits

When it comes to talking about fees, The Range is very competitive. There is no charge when using your card to pay at retailers in the UK or abroad when on holiday. There is also no charge for purchasing goods on Amazon, eBay or when buying at any other online shop where MasterCard is accepted.

With the prepaid card, complete management of your money is only a text message away! By sending a simple SMS message you can load your card; check your balance; share funds (with another prepaid card); lock/unlock the card and activate the card.

Who can apply for a card?

The Range Card is available to UK residents aged 18 or over. You can apply by purchasing a starter pack in one of our stores, by filling out the online application form or by calling customer service on +44(0) 207 127 4849. If you do not purchase the starter pack in store, you will need to have a debit card or credit card available to pay the £5 application fee as well as your address details, post code and mobile phone number. When applying with the application pack, you will need to use the unique code, found under the scratch panel on the back of the card.

Once you have been approved, you will receive your card and PIN (in a separate mail) within one week. You will then need to activate it by going to the ‘Activate your card' link on our website. There you can enter your card number, security code and PIN and your card will be activated automatically. Alternatively, you can contact our customer service team on +44 (0) 20 7127 0027.

If you still need assistance in applying for your Money Card, please call +44 (0) 207 127 4849. If you cannot access your online account or you need help with registering your loading debit card / credit card, just give us a call on +44 (0) 2071 270 027 and follow the instructions.


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