How do you pay your cell phone bill?

United States
February 13, 2008 9:28am CST
I have been paying my bill using a (mail in) money order program recently because I don't have time to find a computer when I'm out running errands to pay online. I think it's better to pay online because you know that your bill was paid right away and you don't have to wait a week or two for the cellphone company to recevie the payment. How about you, how do you pay you cell phone bills?
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33 responses
@anonymili (3138)
13 Feb 08
My cell phone (or mobile as well call it here in the UK) costs me £35 a month and it is paid by direct debit, i.e. the money comes directly out of my bank account each month on a set date. I've always had a contract phone, i.e. set price per month with inclusive calling minutes and text or sms messages - I haev 500 minutes to mobiles and landlines in the UK and 100 text messages included in my plan. If I use more than my allocated minutes it would cost more and the direct debit would change accordingly (but it's never happened yet).
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• United States
14 Feb 08
thanks for responding. what kind of cell service is that?
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
13 Feb 08
I call mine in right from my cell phone, there is no fee, I find it quicker and easier than navigating a web site, they already have my checking information and I get immediate confirmation via text message that it's processed.
3 people like this
• United States
14 Feb 08
texting to pay bills! I don't even have that option. thanks for responding.
• United States
16 Feb 08
That's how I pay mine! I love it! You hit Star 729 (PAY) and it dials it for you so you don't have to look up a number!
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
14 Feb 08
My cellphone bill comes bundled together with my billing for broadband access, because the same operator is involved. I usually pay my bill via internet banking. This is highly convenient because I can do it from home. I do not have pre-arranged billing with the operator, so every month, I will have to log into my bank and initiate a billing transaction, and the payment amount will be directly debited from my bank account.
3 people like this
• United States
10 Mar 08
bundle packs are really convenient, I like the plans that are cable, cellphone and internet combined.
• United States
13 Feb 08
I pay my bill by going to t-mobile.com and hit pay now. I like it that way it's paid instantly. Now if they could just change my payment date. LOL I pay and ave to wait to the 16th to get new minutes.
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@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
13 Feb 08
My provider is like that too. My bill is due on the 15th of the month, but my minutes don't renew until the 21st.
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• United States
13 Feb 08
I have mine paid automatically on my credit card each month, that way I don't have to worry about forgetting or the check getting lost in the mail. I pay the credit card off at the end of each month (via my banks online bill pay), so there aren't any finance charges for doing it this way.
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• United States
14 Feb 08
I think I'm going to start doing that later on. It's so fustrating waiting for the cell companies to recevied the payments.
• India
14 Feb 08
Well I have a prepaid connection.So I don't have to pay the bill. I recharge it every month.I prefer prepaid over postpaid because the calls are under my control. Good Day...
2 people like this
• United States
18 Mar 08
thanks for responding
@mouse27 (1155)
• Canada
14 Feb 08
my cell phone is pay as you go so i don't get a bill its jsut how ever much money i put on my phone when the moneys got the phone stops working and i have to put more money on
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• United States
10 Mar 08
Prepaid is alot easier to control.
@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
13 Feb 08
I use a prepaid cellphone whether I'm here at home or in the USA precisely to avoid the trouble of having to pay a bill. I feel there are already too many bills to pay. I don't want to add a cellphone bill.
2 people like this
• United States
10 Mar 08
I used to have a prepaid plan but switch because I wanted the free nights and weekends plan. But with prepaid there are less bills.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
13 Feb 08
my husband agrees with you. he has the cell phone bill on auto pay. thats where it just comes off his credit card. Its a monthly thing. He figures one less thing for mhim to worry about. online is the way to go.
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• United States
3 Mar 08
I need to monitor my money alot more closer to be able to enroll in automatic payments.
@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
13 Feb 08
I pay my cell phone by automatic electronic transfer from my bank account every month. So, I don't even have to think about it.
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• United States
13 Feb 08
my is paid monthly by check.
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@FreakQD (867)
• India
13 Feb 08
I used to pay my bills through online. It helps a lot to save more time and also erradicates the late fee for me.
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• United States
3 Mar 08
I have a strong detest for any kind of late fees.
@dayzz25 (552)
• United States
13 Feb 08
I like paying my cell phone bill online. It's easier than sending a check in the mail. Also if I can save a stamp I like to do so because they keep raising the prices of them. I try to pay all of my bills online but some of them I have to send in the mail. Have a great day.
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• United States
15 Feb 08
thanks for responding
@Gizzmo86 (147)
• Netherlands
13 Feb 08
When i signed my contract for my abonnement I also gave authorisation to automatically get the money of the bill from my bankaccount. So I dont have to watch for it, it goes automatically :)
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• United States
14 Feb 08
thanks for responding.
@fhm1987 (243)
• Pakistan
14 Feb 08
Well, here the trend for post-paid connections is not common. Most of cell phone users try to buy prepaid card which lasts till the zero limit of their credit. Also online payemet for mobile hasn't introduced here in most of cities yet. Yea u r right to value online payement. It's convinient and user-friendly. tc
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• United States
18 Mar 08
thanks for responding
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
14 Feb 08
hi mishastar. I pay cell phone bills online, straight from my account. I pay all the bills this way. It is safe, fast and cheap way of paying bills. I used to go to the post office in the past, when I haven't got internet acess. I am glad that I don't have to do it now:). have a nice day, jazgottt.
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• United States
18 Mar 08
thanks for responding
@sophialin (2678)
• China
22 Mar 08
i pay it by internet.today i asked one of my friends to pay my cell phone bill provisionally as i was out of internet that time.it's fast and convenient to pay online.what's more,there's a discount if you pay the bill online.that's around 8 to 9 discount.anyway,better than none.
• United States
28 Mar 08
yes, when you pay online you eliminate postage stamps and time it takes to get from the post office to the phone company.
@sophialin (2678)
• China
29 Mar 08
but some older people don't know how to pay phone bill online.they neither contact internet nor take the convenience internet brings. for example,my mother didn't pay telephone bill online until i tell her and help to deal with it.
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
22 Mar 08
At this time, I use prepaid one, so I don't have to worry every month how and when I should pay my bills. Just buy the credit whenever I need. That's very easy and simple for me.
• United States
28 Mar 08
Yes Prepaid is easier to use and to track.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
21 Mar 08
My cell phone is prepaid so there are no bills. I just buy a new card once a year and am good to go. What I like best about my prepaid service is the phone itself continually displays how much time I have remaining. Right now it is about 1170 minutes remaining and good through October. I do most of my calling with the portable VOIP phone, so I don't use very many cell phone minutes and my cost is under $10 USD a month.
• United States
22 Mar 08
thanks for responding.
@lateesha (94)
16 Mar 08
well my phone is actually pay and go i think its easier for me
• United States
22 Mar 08
thank you for responding
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
28 Feb 08
i use pre paid sim card for my mobile phones connection so i dont have to worry about paying anything on a regular basis...all i have to do is put in my desired prepaid load every payday and use it until the next payday comes...that way you can easily manage the way you spend miscellaneous bills and inturn you save a lot compared with the post paid one's...
• United States
22 Mar 08
thanks for responding.