AT&T will now accept online bill payments through BitPay, a respected cryptocurrency payment processor. AT&T becomes the first major U.S. mobile carrier to provide a cryptocurrency payment option to customers.
At last count this means 153 million wireless subscribers will have access to this new flexible payment method. Then there are the millions of AT&T Internet and DIRECTV customers meaning the 153 million subscriber count from the headline is conservative.
This is great news for the cryptocurrency market as AT&T is a huge company and this number of customers means Ma Bell will be one of the biggest receivers of crypto.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our services,” said Kevin McDorman, vice president, AT&T Communications Finance Business Operations. “We have customers who use cryptocurrency, and we are happy we can offer them a way to pay their bills with the method they prefer.”
BitPay recently made news for partnering with Refundo for federal and state income tax refunds via bitcoin.
Customers will be able to select BitPay as a payment option when they log on to their accounts online or with the myAT&T app.