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Mango Review

Mango separates itself from other prepaid cards in many respects, such as fewer fees, the ability to add money to your account via PayPal, the included savings account for all members and the resource-rich "MangoGrove," featuring helpful videos and articles with instructions on how to best manage your finances.

Using Mango's automated phone system, you can not only check your account balance but keep track of your money more efficiently; however, Mango may charge you for this feature. You can either check your balance online or use the mobile app to have information sent to you via text.

The transaction cycle for Mango's prepaid credit card is 30 days. Customers are required to load a minimum dollar amount per calendar month or pay a monthly fee. If you need to withdraw cash, you can do so at any ATM, but you pay a fee each time you do. This does not include any fees levied by the ATM's bank.

You may use your Mango prepaid credit card both nationally and abroad. Using your card internationally will result in being charged a percentage of each total purchase. Opting to use an ATM overseas will result in a charge, plus a percentage of the total withdrawal.

Mango's mobile app allows you to check your balance, send money, track expenses and manage your prepaid credit card. It's available for iOS and Android.

The savings account feature is an uncommon feature among prepaid cards. Mango requires only a single dollar to open the account. The company grants a percentage on up to $5,000 for active cardholders who choose this option. Mango's fine print states the percentage rates can change at any time.

Mango offers a variety of help and support, from a comprehensive FAQs section to a blog full of helpful financial articles. The service center also includes a convenient search bar should you not find your question listed among the others. Mango can answer your questions via email or through the toll-free customer service phone line.

Mango gives you the ability to transfer funds directly from your PayPal account to your prepaid credit card, and it has a convenient mobile app. Although each prepaid credit card comes with a set of fees, not all card companies are as upfront about them. Mango is transparent about the fees it charges, which are less than most prepaid cards.