Paying cell bill with Credit Cards

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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:13 pm

Good catch by cashback it's a pre-auth.


Around here gas stations can do a 99 pre-auth. Kinda makes a Cap One with a 200 limit almost useless, especially considering they like to hold your payment for 10 or more days before restoring your limit.


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Postby DoingHomework » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:12 am

MemberSince99 wrote:Not sure who your provider is, but yes they can do that. You can always choose not to pay that way if you don't want to pay that fee.

Personally I feel like they might as well call it a "greed fee" at least the honesty would be refreshing. My provider, Verizon, tried to do that and got such an outcry they dropped the idea. Of course they'll just stick it to us in new ways to make up for it.

Anyway it just really depends on who your cell phone provider is, but they can do that and they will if they feel they can get away with it.


I agree. I have Verizon. But you can usually avoid fees by "pushing" the payment from your credit card provider rather than pulling it by paying through the cell phone company. If I pay my bill on the Verizon site they charge me extra. But when I pay it from the AMEX site there is no extra fee.

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Postby cashback » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:14 am

Strange. I pay Verizon every month by CC. No fees.
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Postby takeshi » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:13 am

I don't recall any with Verizon either. They threatened at one point to charge a card fee but there was quite a bit of backlash and they changed their mind.

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Postby DoingHomework » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:19 pm

takeshi wrote:I don't recall any with Verizon either. They threatened at one point to charge a card fee but there was quite a bit of backlash and they changed their mind.


I could be out of date since I have not paid online from the Verizon site in over a year. I pay from the Amex site and there is no fee. Previously Verizon would let me pay online using an e-check for free but charges a small "convenience fee" if I paid by credit card on their site. But like I said, I found and easy way to avoid that charge so I have not tried the old way in a long time.

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Postby jumbo » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:13 am

I usually pay AT&T bill with AMEX or Discover, no fee charged at all.
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Postby marzbarz » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:51 am

DoingHomework wrote:I could be out of date since I have not paid online from the Verizon site in over a year. I pay from the Amex site and there is no fee. Previously Verizon would let me pay online using an e-check for free but charges a small "convenience fee" if I paid by credit card on their site. But like I said, I found and easy way to avoid that charge so I have not tried the old way in a long time.


How do you pay from the AMEX site? I didn't know this was possible.
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Postby DoingHomework » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:32 pm

marzbarz wrote:How do you pay from the AMEX site? I didn't know this was possible.


Hmm, I set it up several months ago. Now I cannot figure out how to do it again. Yet it is still being paid automatically.



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