Activating Your New Wisely Card: A Simple, Step-by-Step Guide

So you just received your new Wisely card in the mail – congratulations! Before you can start using this handy prepaid debit card, you’ll need to activate it. Activating your card is quick and easy. Just follow this simple guide to get up and running.

Things You’ll Need

  • Your Wisely card
  • The 16-digit card number
  • The expiration date
  • A phone or computer with internet access

Activate Online

Activating online at is the quickest method. Just follow these quick steps:

  1. Launch your internet browser and type the URL
  2. Enter your 16-digit Wisely card number and expiration date
  3. Check the “I’m not a robot” box
  4. Verify all card details are correct
  5. Click the “Continue” button to activate
  6. Choose a 4-digit personal identification number (PIN) when prompted

It only takes a few minutes to activate your card online. Just have your card in hand in case you need to double check any details.

Activate By Phone

You can also activate by calling 1-866-313-9029. This automated phone system will guide you through the steps to activate your card and select a PIN number.

“1-866-313-9029” is also the number to call if your new card hasn’t arrived within 7-10 business days.

What’s Next?

Once your shiny new Wisely card is activated, you can use it anywhere Mastercard debit cards are accepted! Register for online account access or download the mobile app to check balances, review transactions, set spending alerts and more.

You can add funds to your card account and enjoy secure, convenient access to your money worldwide. Wisely also provides useful money management features to track spending.

Key Benefits of the Wisely Card

The Wisely card offers users some great advantages:

  • Contactless Payments – It’s the first prepaid card to offer tap-and-go contactless payment capability
  • ATM Access – Withdraw cash from millions of ATMs across the globe
  • Mobile App – Check card balance and transactions 24/7 from your smartphone
  • Account Alerts – Optional alerts to monitor account activity
  • Direct Deposit – Free direct deposit of paychecks and benefits
  • EMV Security Chip – Advanced security protection from fraud

For low or moderate income individuals, Wisely cards provide secure, convenient access to money when you need it. You’re in control with the ability to track every transaction.


Can I withdraw cash with my Wisely card? Yes! Use your card at any ATM displaying the Mastercard brand.

I hope you found this walkthrough on activating your new Wisely card helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions!