(BlockBar) AT&T, America’s multinational telecom conglomerate has partnered with Bitpay to allow user to pay bills with cryptocurrency. When users log in to their account they can go to AT&T online platform and select Bitpay as their payment option. This will allow clients to access the Bitpay invoice portal where they can select BCH or BTC in order to pay their bills. It is to be noted that AT&T’s customer base is huge and the firm ranked number 9 in the U.S. Fortune 500 rankings based on total revenue.
The firm wants to offer payment alternatives to better serve its customers that the reason it has decided to partner with Bitpay and accept BCH and BTC. The vice president of AT&T’s communications finance business operations, Kevin Mcdorman, is excited to give clients more payment options. “We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our services,” Mcdorman said while making the announcement. The vice president also stated:
“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.”
AT&T the corporation has been the second largest mobile service in the U.S. and the number one landline provider as well for quite some time. So, it is a great news to most digital currency enthusiasts that a major company is accepting crypto.
It is to be noted that at the moment the option is not available at AT&T stores and cryptos cannot be used to purchase mobile devices or products. Right now, the partnership with Bitpay only works with the telecom company’s bill pay services. The cryptocurrency fans on social media are thrilled to hear about AT&T accepting digital currencies.
Bitcoin Cash fans over at Reddit forum r/btc celebrated the leading company accepting digital currencies after the announcement. “Wow, it’s been a while since we’ve heard of a major company start accepting cryptocurrency payments in a context that isn’t through some third party passthrough. And this means they accept BCH — Way to go AT&T,” one of the r/btc moderators remarked.