Telecom Giant AT&T Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments
23-05-2019, 19:45 25
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On May 23, telecom giant AT&T announced that customers can now pay their bills through Bitpay. The firm has become the first major U.S. mobile and landline carrier to accept BCH and BTC for payments.
A Major Company Accepting Crypto Is Great News to Most Digital Currency Enthusiasts
At the moment the option is not available at AT&T stores and cryptos cannot be used to purchase mobile devices or products. The partnership with Bitpay only works with the telecom company’s bill pay services. The firm started off as the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1880, and since it rebranded to 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.
Of course, cryptocurrency fans on social media are psyched to hear about AT&T accepting digital currencies. Bitcoin Cash fans over at Reddit forum r/btc celebrated the large merchant 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 like Flexa — And this means they accept BCH — Way to go AT&T,” one of the r/btc moderators remarked.
What do you think about AT&T accepting BCH and BTC for bill payments online? Let us know what you think about this partnership in the comments section below.
Image credits: AT&T, Pixabay, and Bitpay.
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