If you’re having trouble paying your Verizon wireless bill in full each month, you may be wondering if services like Afterpay can help. Afterpay is a “buy now, pay later” payment option offered by some retailers that allows you to split the total cost of your purchases into four equal installments over six weeks with no interest charges. However, Verizon does not currently accept Afterpay or any other short-term payment plans to pay your monthly bill.
Verizon only accepts full payment for your bill each month. While Afterpay may be useful for some retail purchases, it does not apply to essential utility bills like mobile phone service. If you’re struggling to pay Verizon on time, there are a few options to consider:
- Set up automatic bill pay: The easiest way to ensure your Verizon bill is paid promptly each month is to establish automatic payments from your banking account or credit/debit card. Verizon will automatically deduct the full amount of your bill on the due date each month.
- Contact Verizon for a payment plan: If automatic payments won’t work and you’re still unable to pay the full amount at once, call Verizon customer service to discuss setting up an installment plan to pay off the total balance over time with no penalties. They aim to work with customers facing financial hardship.
- Apply for Verizon payment assistance: Verizon also offers payment assistance programs for qualifying customers that can help you stay connected even if you’re having trouble affording service. They evaluate applicants facing economic hardship or medical emergencies to determine eligibility.
- Risk of suspension or termination: If you cannot make full or partial payments over an extended time, Verizon may suspend or ultimately terminate your wireless service. Make paying your Verizon bill or setting up alternative payment options a priority to avoid losing your cell service.
While Afterpay and services like it may provide relief for some types of purchases, they do not currently extend to paying major monthly bills. The options to set up affordable payment plans directly with Verizon are your best solutions to keeping your cell service on during financial difficulties. Be sure to contact them as soon as possible to discuss ways they can help.