Some Google Wallet Prepaid Users Get an Additional $5 for Free

Got a Google wallet prepaid card attached to your Google account but recently removed or reset it? Well apparently Google was being extra cautious for the users sake and temporarily disabled the feature to add the prepaid card back to your account for security reasons. With the newest version of Google wallet not only did Google tighten up security, they now also allow the ability to add a once removed or reset prepaid card and even give the user $5 for the headache. Here, take a look at the explanation email I just received from Google:

As you may have experienced over the last few weeks, we temporarily disabled the feature to add the Google Prepaid Card back to your wallet if you previously removed the card or reset your wallet. We temporarily disabled this feature to ensure the security of our Wallet customers. We recognize this may have been an inconvenience for you, and we did not make this decision lightly.

We are happy to announce that you can now add the Google Prepaid Card back to your wallet with the newest version of Google Wallet, and any funds that you previously had on the card should be restored, unless you contacted Money Network and asked for a refund of those funds. To add the Google Prepaid Card back, you will first need to update your Google Wallet application to the most recent version.

To compensate you for any inconvenience this may have caused, we have credited an additional $5 (five US dollars) to your Google Prepaid Card. If you have further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us

Pretty sweet right? I don’t really remember resetting or removing my prepaid card but I do flash custom ROMs quite frequently. I have a feeling the flashing of a new ROM reset the card and is what allowed for me to get the free loot. So whether you are a custom ROM user or recently reset your prepaid card, make sure your on the most recent version of wallet and check out your balance and let me know what you see. Free ducats?

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About the Author: Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.