SHARE
←Back to articles
SHARE

How to Redeem a Free Virtual Card from the Wirex App

July 15, 20167:41 am Published by

Now everyone can own a virtual Visa card through the Wirex App, for free! That’s right, we’re giving away bitcoin debit cards worth $3 from our mobile app. This article explains how you can redeem one.

Note: This giveaway applies to new and existing Wirex/E-Coin accounts with no existing cards. The first card is free and subsequent cards or upgrades will incur additional charges. If this is your first Wirex card, please read our practical tips before you order one.

How to Get a Wirex Card from the Wirex App

Step 1: Download the Wirex app

You can download the Wirex app from these links: Android | iOS

If you don’t have an account with Wirex, go ahead and register straight from the app. If you have an existing E-Coin account, you can use your E-Coin login details to log in.

Step 2: Go to the main page and tap ‘Order Card’

Select your country, enter your information and address. Next, select preferred currency (choose between USD, GBP or EUR)  and choose ‘Virtual’. ‘Order new card’. Your first new virtual card is free – hit ‘Submit’ to continue. 

 

What’s Next?

Congratulations, you have redeemed a free Wirex card via the Wirex app. You will be able to see your new card account on the main screen and you’ll receive your card details by email. Check your inbox. You can use the card as soon as it arrives.

Next, we suggest you start verifying your account. Verified accounts have better benefits, such as more funding options and higher limits. Here’s how to verify your account.

If you’d like to start using the card for online payments or to make cheap and fast international money transfers, you can top up your account with bitcoins, or through bank transfer*, PayPal* and other funding methods*. Here’s how to top up your card.

* Verification required for these options.

Information that will help you use your card:

  • Please read here for a beginner’s guide to bitcoin debit cards.
  • Please read here to learn how to buy bitcoin with PayPal
  • Please read here to learn how to top up with litecoin, ether, and other major cryptocurrencies.
  • Please read here to learn the differences between our virtual and plastic cards.
  • Please read here for more info about card types and limits.
  • Please read here to find out the 11 advantages of the virtual card.
  • Please read here if you have a business and would like to start accepting bitcoins.
  • Please read here if you’d like to earn referrals with the card.
  • Please read here if you’d like to learn more about our company.

Enjoy your new Wirex card!

What are ICOs and Should You Invest in Them?

  In the past six to twelve months the cryptocurrency community witnessed a massive boom in so-called ICOs. ICO stands for initial coin offering and is the cryptocurrency markets’ equivalent of a stock IPO.   What are Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)? Initial coin offerings (ICOs), also known as initial public coin offerings, crowdsales or token… View Article

48 hour SegWit upgrade maintenance

Important notice: Last week, we published an in-depth article about Segregated Witness (Segwit), SegWit2x, BIP148, and Wirex’s Contingency Plan. We realise this was a very in-depth explanation and want to make clear how this affects you. To recap, due to a major upgrade to the global blockchain network, there will be a 48 hour period… View Article

How Big Money Investors Will Boost the Price of Bitcoin

Bitcoin has experienced an incredible rally in the last twelve months. From July 1, 2016, the value of bitcoin rallied from $680 inch-close to the $3,000 mark in mid-June and is now trading around the $2,650 mark. This impressive 12-month rally caught the attention of institutional investors who want their piece of the pie in… View Article

New Wirex Website — Simplified, Modernised, & Beautified (especially for you :) )

Our brilliant and hardworking design team (they deserve more praise than they get) are proud-as-peacocks to release our brand new website today. Let’s take a look at the before and after — just like you get in the magazines! Before: …full colour background… side on images… lack of interactivity. We felt that time had taken… View Article