Several news outlets reported that T-Mobile is ending its autopay discounts for customers using credit cards for bill payment. CNET confirmed the report and says the policy may be in place in early May 2023. The T-Mo Report cited internal T-Mobile documents indicating implementation on May 16.
The $5/mo per-line discount can save multi-line customers potentially up to $40-60 each month, depending on their particular cellular plan and number of lines on the account.
T-Mobile's shift toward only allowing debit cards and bank cards to qualify for auto pay discounts is not unheard of - Verizon already has a similar bank account/debit card policy, but also allows the Verizon Visa card. AT&T will be the only remaining national carrier without restrictions for autopay discounts based on payment type.
Key Mobile Internet Related Considerations:
- T-Mobile is changing its autopay discount to only apply for customers using debit cards or bank drafts
- Loss of autopay discount of $5/line could prove to be substantial price increase for multi-line customers
- No official word when the changes will be implemented or when customers will be formally notified
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