AT&T is being a trend-setter, coming in as the first wireless network carrier in the United States to accept bill payments with cryptocurrency through BitPay.
BitPay is used to convert cryptocurrency into fiat, allowing you to pay for goods and services using Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency that you may hold. There are well over 20,000 businesses that use it, but AT&T is the first in the wireless network industry to use it as a platform.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our services,” said Kevin McDorman, vice president, AT&T Communications Finance Business Operations in a press release. “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.”
Paying your AT&T bill with BitPay is simple, so long as you hold cryptocurrency. When you go to the online portal to pay your AT&T bill, you’ll now be able to simply select BitPay as a payment method.
One thing’s for certain: payments for goods and services through cryptocurrency is starting to slowly normalize, though it is still too volatile for the average consumer.