RE: Simon Prepaid Visa Cards
I wanted to use them online, so when I got home I registered them at Simon's website with a fake name and the address of a public library in a far away state. As long as you use the same name and address, you can use them for online purchases with no problem. (Just be sure to use a shipping address that is different from your public library billing address!) No SSN was ever required. Although Simon says you cannot use them for purchases outside of the US (and maybe Canada, I don't remember), I have used them for online purchases from retail sites in other countries without trouble.