T-Mobile Now Lets Customers Use Apple Pay to Pay Bills Online and in App

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T-Mobile has added Apple Pay support to its website and the T-Mobile app, allowing customers to pay their monthly cellular bills using Apple's payments service.

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MacRumors readers and users on Reddit started noticing the change today, which provides Apple Pay as an alternative method to saving a credit card or bank account information.

Apple Pay can be set up for auto payments, and when used with Apple Card, the Apple Card provides three percent cash back.

Apple Pay is not available when making purchases of devices or accessories from the T-Mobile website, and it appears to be limited to bill payments.

Article Link: T-Mobile Now Lets Customers Use Apple Pay to Pay Bills Online and in App
 

nutmac

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Apple Pay can be set up for auto payments, and when used with Apple Card, the Apple Card provides three percent cash back.
3% is the same as T-Mobile Store purchases that was rolled out last September.
Starting on Friday, September 20, any customer will receive 3% Daily Cash for all purchases, including the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the new Apple Watch Series 5 and the new seventh-generation iPad, as well as one-time bill payments when they use Apple Card with Apple Pay in T-Mobile stores. And this is just the beginning, as T-Mobile will bring Apple Pay to the T-Mobile app and t-mobile.com.
 
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jent

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How do scheduled/recurring payments work with auto-pay and Apple Pay? Is that possible?
 

newyorksole

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How do scheduled/recurring payments work with auto-pay and Apple Pay? Is that possible?
That’s not possible considering the way Apple Pay works... You can’t do auto-pay for any website with Apple Pay. You would just manually man.

I want Verizon to do this so I can get 2% instead of 1% back.
 
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BruiserB

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I don't think it's possible to do AutoPay with ApplePay, but with T-mobile, you do get a $5 per line discount for being on AutoPay. And it is possible to be signed up for that and then just go into the app manually and pay your balance before the AutoPay date and keep the AutoPay discount.

I am glad to see this, though. I actually had gone into a T-mobile store to try to pay my bill early with ApplePay and when the clerk tried to do it and I scanned my phone, he got an alert saying I had to use my physical card. Well I don't even carry my physical AppleCard and that would have taken the cash back from 3% down to 1% anyway.

EDIT: As others point out below, it does seem possible to AutoPay through ApplePay. I just changed mine. I wonder how this works once we change devices and a new “number” is assigned to our ApplePay cards? Will we have to redo the AutoPay order, or will it update automagically?
 
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droidgod

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I don't think it's possible to do AutoPay with ApplePay, but with T-mobile, you do get a $5 per line discount for being on AutoPay. And it is possible to be signed up for that and then just go into the app manually and pay your balance before the AutoPay date and keep the AutoPay discount.

I am glad to see this, though. I actually had gone into a T-mobile store to try to pay my bill early with ApplePay and when the clerk tried to do it and I scanned my phone, he got an alert saying I had to use my physical card. Well I don't even carry my physical AppleCard and that would have taken the cash back from 3% down to 1% anyway.
not true at all...

I just setup Autopay with ApplePay (using Apple Card) on TMobile right now.
 

baihan8

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How do scheduled/recurring payments work with auto-pay and Apple Pay? Is that possible?
I just set mine up to AutoPay with Apple Pay — in the Bill menu, go to “more payment options,” click on your AutoPay and change the method. It’ll have you verify your Apple Pay and it looks like it does a $0.01 charge to verify the card.
 

Craigriver

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Nice, except I wanted to pay off my installment on one of my devices. No way to ApplePay from my efforts. I don't get an ApplePay option when attempting to pay down my balance. I hope this changes. I hate putting my credit card online!
 

nutmac

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That’s not possible considering the way Apple Pay works... You can’t do auto-pay for any website with Apple Pay. You would just manually man.

I want Verizon to do this so I can get 2% instead of 1% back.
As others said, it is very possible to use Apple Card (via Apple Pay) for recurring payments.

Comcast/Xfinity is another one that supports Apple Card (via Apple Pay) for recurring payments, albeit at standard 2%.
 

Westside guy

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I understand that some people will want to get 3% of their bill back. However I'm just as happy using my bank's online bill pay - the bill goes in there automatically, and I can choose to have it paid automatically or trigger payments manually (I generally do the latter). 3% of my phone payment isn't that much.

I prefer to keep the control at my end of the transaction because I had a couple bad experiences back in the early days of automated bill pay. A phone company at one point decided I owed them several hundred dollars after I'd moved out of their coverage area - they were in the wrong, but it took me six months to get it sorted out (and I was a poor college student at the time, so it was a painful hit). On another occasion a different company mis-billed me for 10x what they should have - again, it took a while to fix. Things are likely handled better now, but you can probably see why I really like to limit who has access to pull funds out of my accounts.
 

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I prefer to keep the control at my end of the transaction because I had a couple bad experiences back in the early days of automated bill pay.
I've been in this situation too - but it sounds more like you simply need to read your bill before autopay is applied. There's usually a short period (10 days for at&t) after receiving your bill that you can switch your payment method.
 

Mr. Dee

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I thought this was already in effect, since I currently pay my T-Mobile bill through my Apple Card. But I noticed I never get the 3% back.
 

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I don't think it's possible to do AutoPay with ApplePay, but with T-mobile, you do get a $5 per line discount for being on AutoPay. And it is possible to be signed up for that and then just go into the app manually and pay your balance before the AutoPay date and keep the AutoPay discount.

I am glad to see this, though. I actually had gone into a T-mobile store to try to pay my bill early with ApplePay and when the clerk tried to do it and I scanned my phone, he got an alert saying I had to use my physical card. Well I don't even carry my physical AppleCard and that would have taken the cash back from 3% down to 1% anyway.
It is possible with auto-pay. I just set it up.
 

Dan Kobler

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C'mon AT&T!!!! I wanna pay my $1000/mo bill with Apple Pay!!!!!
If you go into a store you can pay with Apple pay. Some locations have self service kiosks and others just let you pay with the mobile terminal with an associate. I get 4.5% back when paying with Apple Pay so it's worth it for me to make the trip to the store every month.
 

BruiserB

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Indeed it now is possible to AutoPay with ApplePay. Thanks for the corrections. Wonder what happens when we change devices and get a new dynamic card number? Will our previous one still work, or will we need to redo the AutoPay authorization?
 

Westside guy

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I've been in this situation too - but it sounds more like you simply need to read your bill before autopay is applied.
Nope, neither case I mentioned involved an actual bill. With the phone, for instance, I had closed my account and (auto-)paid the final bill the day I moved. Then two weeks later there was a bunch of money missing from my account, with the transfer having been initiated by that particular phone company with no warning.
 

mrr

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Question. To change a TMobile recurring autopay, is using my Apple Card number the same as ApplePay or do I have to do something different.
 
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