Guide to Activate Serve Prepaid Card via

So you just received a Serve prepaid debit card in the mail. Awesome! Serve cards are super handy for managing your money on the go. But before you can start swiping it at stores, you need to activate your card.

Activating your card is easy. You can do it online at or over the phone. This guide will walk you through both options step-by-step.

How to Activate Your Serve Card at

Activating online is fast and only takes a few minutes:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your Serve account username and password
  3. Click the “Activate your Card” button
  4. Enter your personal details when prompted:
    • Full name
    • Card number
    • Security code
    • Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
  5. Click submit! Your card is now active.

Activating By Phone

If you don’t have internet access, you can activate by calling Serve’s customer support line:

  • Amex or Visa card: 1-800-954-0559
  • Pay As You Go card: 1-833-729-9646

When prompted by the automated system:

  1. Enter your card details
    • Card number, security code, SSN digits
  2. Verify your identity by answering a few quick questions
  3. Your card will instantly activate after this process

And that’s it! Your Serve card is ready to use.

Perks of Having a Serve Account

Once your card is activated, you unlock some nice benefits like:

  • Purchase protection against items lost/stolen within 90 days
  • Zero fraud liability
  • FDIC insured funds
  • 24/7 emergency assistance and roadside help

Plus you can easily manage your account on the go with the Serve app.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up to enjoy all that Serve has to offer today!