Does AT&T Accept PayPal, Apple Pay, or Google Pay to Pay My Bill? (Solved)

AT&T is the largest telecommunications company in the world serving over 100 million people and turning over $160 billion a year.

In the USA it’s known for its internet, phone and TV packages.

If you have a contract with AT&T or are looking to purchase one of their products, then you might be familiar with the various payment options they offer.

However, we wanted to explore these payment options further to see whether they support some more modern ways of paying including:

  • Whether AT&T supports PayPal
  • Apple Pay and/or
  • Google Pay

In order to answer that question, we have done some digging.

If you’re interested in the answer, keep reading.

Does AT&T Accept PayPal to Pay My Bill?

AT&T does accept PayPal to pay for one-time and direct debit payments using the prepaid payment option.

You can do this by logging into your account and selecting PayPal as the option.

How to Use PayPal With AT&T

  • Step 1: Log into AT&T Prepaid
  • Step 2: Choose the option to pay your bill
  • Step 3: Select PayPal
  • Step 4: Sign into your PayPal account
  • Step 5: Finalise the payment

Does AT&T Accept PayPal Credit?

AT&T does accept PayPal credit for payment when using their prepaid options (as above).

PayPal Credit can be used in a similar way to a debit or credit card.

You simply set it to your payment option in PayPal just as you would any other debit or credit card.

Does AT&T Accept Apple Pay to Pay My Bill?

AT&T does not accept Apple Pay to pay a phone or other bill.

You can use other methods as we’ve set out below.

Does AT&T Accept Apple Pay in its App?

Whilst AT&T did once support Apple Pay within its app, it seems that it no longer does.

Our research indicates that Apple Pay was supported from mid-2020 but was no longer supported by summer 2021.

We haven’t been able to find out why it suddenly became unsupported but we will update this post if it becomes supported again in the future.

Does AT&T Accept Apple Pay In-Store?

You can use Apple Pay to pay for your goods in AT&T stores. Simply approach the till and present your iOS device with Apple Pay loaded.

Does AT&T Accept Google Pay to Pay My Bill?

AT&T doesn’t currently accept Google Pay to pay a phone or other bill.

We will be sure to update this post if this position changes.

Does AT&T Accept Google Pay in its App?

We checked this and couldn’t see any support for Google Pay within the AT&T app.

Does AT&T Accept Google Pay In-Store?

You can use Google pay to pay for products within AT&T’s stores.

Just present your Android device to the cashier when making payment as you normally would.

Does AT&T Accept Credit Card Payments?

credit cards

AT&T does accept credit card payments to pay your bill or to pay for products they sell.

You can use the following credit cards:

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

You can also set up automatic payments (direct debits) each month to debit your bill payment from your credit card automatically each month.

Does AT&T Accept Cash Payments?

You can make cash payments in AT&T’s stores but they advise against making bill payments in the post.

They specifically request that you do not send cash in the post.

Does AT&T Accept Checks?

You can pay your bill by check by sending it to the address which can be found here.

AT&T asks that you send the first page of your bill and write your account number on the check.

Does AT&T Accept Gift Cards to Pay My Bill?

AT&T does accept gift cards to pay your bill.

You can purchase AT&T gift cards at AT&T stores in $25, $50, and $100 amounts and you can then use them to pay off your bill.

Perhaps not the most endearing gift but they can be used for products like cell phones and other mobile phone equipment.

Summary of Ways to Pay Your AT&T Bill

There are plenty of ways to pay your bill at AT&T and here’s a summary to make things easy for you:

  • Credit card – Accepted on the app, on the website, in-store and over the telephone;
  • Debit card – Accepted on the app, on the website, in-store and over the telephone;
  • Checking account – Accepted as a payment method on the app and online;
  • Savings account – Accepted on the app and online;
  • PayPal – Accepted for prepaid payments online;
  • Checks – Accepted by mail in;
  • Cash – Accepted at AT&T stores only;
  • AT&T gift card – Accepted in-store, on the app and online;
  • Apple Pay – Accepted at AT&T stores only;
  • Google Pay– Accepted at AT&T stores only.

Does AT&T Accept PayPal, Google, and Apple Pay? The Short Answer

AT&T accepts PayPal for pre-paid payments online and Google and Apple Pay within its stores. AT&T does not accept Apple or Google pay on its website to pay your bill and you will need to use one of the other payment options instead.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are numerous options when it comes to paying your AT&T bill.

PayPal is at least partially supported (i.e. for prepaid options) but unfortunately, Apple Pay and Google Pay are not unless you are using them in-store.

It is super important that you make timely payments to settle your AT&T bill otherwise a late fee can be charged by them.

Moreover, numerous late or unpaid bills can result in you being reported to the credit agencies which can affect your credit score and wreak havoc on your ability to secure credit.

If this happens then you may need to take steps to repair your credit or contract a credit repair company to do so, which is not cheap.

If you do have any problems with settling your bill, then be sure to reach out to AT&T to explain your situation and to see if they are prepared to enter into a debt settlement agreement with you.

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About the author

Oliver graduated from law school in 2008 and has practiced exclusively in the field of civil litigation for the last 10 years. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in litigation involving large financial losses and a special interest in consumer law. He has achieved numerous 7 figure settlements and has been involved in multi-billion dollar class-action consumer lawsuits against companies such as the Volkswagen Group. Away from the law, he is a consumer information and personal finance writer, having been featured in key publications such as Yahoo Finance, GO Banking Rates, NewsBreak, MEL Magazine, and many more.

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