T-Mobile will make a hugely unpopular change to its plans ‘as early as May 2023’
In a nutshell, the “Un-carrier” is preparing to ban customers who use credit cards to pay their monthly bills from receiving their “standard” $5 discount per line “as early as May 2023.” That sounds pretty bad… because it is, even though T-Mo insists the change will not affect the vast “majority” of its customers, whose debit cards and good old fashioned bank accounts will continue to be eligible for the AutoPay benefit.
As you can imagine, T-Mo plans to inform all affected users of the change well in advance of putting it into effect, giving everyone enough time to consider their options. The only real alternative to the aforementioned revision is to continue using a credit card for wireless service payments and lose the AutoPay discount “as early as May.”
For the record, Verizon’s Auto Pay discount is also limited to subscribers using debit cards and bank accounts (in addition to Verizon-branded Visa Cards), while AT&T has no similar restriction put in place… just yet.