Google has sent out emails that state that Google is reinstating the prepaid feature and giving users a free $5.00 prepaid card. In an email to all customers, the company writes:
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.
You will have to update the app to get previous funds that were in your Google Wallet. Pinkberry recently announced that it will accept Google Wallet at 69 pinkberry locations. Your $5.00 should get you a medium yogurt with toppings before sales tax.
There are also reports that Google is telling major Android Market/Google Play developers to adopt Google Wallet for in-app purchases, or be removed from Android’s official app distribution platforms.
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