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why can't I use my linked bank to pay off installment plans

I want to pay off 2 phone purchase installment plans early. following the online protocol provided by profile manage payments, etc, I  attempted to pay for them using my long-establish direct payment from bank that I use for monthly payments. For some reason, the only menu option for payoff of installment plans calls for registering a credit card. Why can I pay hundreds for monthly service via bank but not hundreds to pay off installment plans?

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Re: why can't I use my linked bank to pay off installment plans

Hello @professorbob!

 

It would be our pleasure to look into what payment options that are available!

 

When deciding to pay off the remaining balance of your device installment plan either by AT&T store or customer service, it would require a debit/credit card to continue the payment process. You can check out our Pay off Installment Agreement Article for more details and information.

 

We hope this helps, and have a good afternoon!

 

Dwight, AT&T Community Specialist

 

 


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‎03-20-2019 11:51 AM

Re: why can't I use my linked bank to pay off installment plans

You can pay using a debit or credit card.  You cannot pay off a phone with EFT from checking.  

 

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Re: why can't I use my linked bank to pay off installment plans

I'm aware of the website denial of any but credit card forms of payment. My
question is specifically why not for banking. Att takes hundreds/yr for a
host of services. Trying to complete a phone installment sale option
appears little different save the tangible nature of the unit. I really
just want to pay off the phone using a single account: ATT
Thank you
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‎03-20-2019 7:40 PM

Re: why can't I use my linked bank to pay off installment plans

It is what it is.  And it’s the same way with other carriers.   

It use to possible to pay in person at a company store, I don’t know if that’s an option anymore. 

 

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