Activating your Bank of America credit card can be done online or over the phone. Both options are safe and secure.

Here’s how to activate your Bank of America credit card:

  • Online: Log into your online account on Bank of America’s activation page, verify your personal information (Social Security number, address etc) to activate your card.
    If you do not have online banking setup and need to sign up, you can do so here by providing the last 6 digits of your card and your full SSN. Once complete, you’ll be able to create a username and password to access everything online.
  • By phone: Call Bank of America at 1-800-276-9939. Say or enter your full account number. Enter your personal information for verification when prompted (e.g. your SSN, zip code or the phone number associated with your application).

Once your Bank of America credit card is activated, you’ll be able to make purchases right away. If you’re having any issues activating your credit card Bank of America’s customer service is always waiting to help you. Their number is 1-800-732-9194.