How do I pay a postpaid bill


Postpaid means "paid in arrears" and is often referred to simply as a contract. With postpaid you will receive an invoice at the end of the month, which will be debited from your account. It is often used for cell phone, television, and internet contracts.

Postpaid is the opposite of prepaid. The difference between prepaid and postpaid is the method of payment. With prepaid you have to top up a credit in advance, from which you will be billed. With postpaid, you pay the bill in retrospect.
Strictly speaking, a prepaid mobile phone is also a form of contract. Because regardless of the form of payment, there is a legally binding contract between you and the provider. Correctly, it should therefore actually be called prepaid and postpaid contracts.

Postpaid contracts require a good credit rating. Therefore, a credit check is carried out by the provider immediately before the contract is concluded. The provider checks whether he is taking the risk of getting stuck on the unpaid bill, or whether you always pay your bills on time.

Postpaid cell phone

Postpaid mobile phone contracts often have a minimum commitment of 24 months. In return, they offer a price guarantee and often a cell phone is also included.

The advantage of the contract mobile phone is that you don't have to worry about credit. Since you pay for all used units in arrears, you can use as much as you want. Of course, this can also be a disadvantage, because value-added numbers, roaming and international telephony can cause considerable costs.

But you can still protect yourself from cost traps by, for example, blocking value-added numbers and setting a limit for roaming costs with your provider.

Postpaid internet

Fixed-line internet for the home is almost exclusively available as postpaid contracts, while mobile internet is also available as a prepaid card. Here, too, there is usually a commitment of 24 months (less often also 12).

With the Internet via DSL or cable, however, you have the most stable lines with the lowest latency - this is particularly important for video conferences and gaming.