Missed your postpaid bill payment? Try out these 5 tips to never miss paying bills on time

Did you miss your Airtel Postpaid bull by mistake and now have to pay late payment charges? Know the best ways to avoid such mistakes and make sure that your postpaid bill is paid on time with ways that can even automate such tasks.

Are you finding it difficult to make regular mobile bill payments? Don't worry! You're not alone. Irregular or late payments are a universal problem. Many of you might have missed paying your mobile bills at some point or the other. These missed payments can add up to your financial burden in the future.

Fortunately, enough, late payments are avoidable. Wondering how?

We've listed down some of the easy tips that'll help in avoiding late payments. So, come, let's take a look below:

1. Use payment apps

If you're unable to make timely payments, digital payment apps come to your rescue! They are designed with smart features that send alerts about upcoming payments.

Some of the popular payment apps that allow you to set up bill reminders are as follows:
  • Airtel Thanks
  • PhonePe
  • Paytm, etc.

2. Create a checklist

It is a great way to ensure that you don't miss monthly bill payments. So, it is important to create an excel spreadsheet and list down all the details of your monthly bills.

In the first column, you can start by mentioning the bill generation date. Then, prepare a second column for listing down the due dates. Lastly, create a checkbox in a separate column to check if the bill has been paid or not.

3. Set up a calendar

Another great option that ensures regular mobile payments is a digital calendar. Do you know why? Well, these e-calendars send notifications to remind you to make the bill payment. So, see to it that you set up a digital calendar that sends timely alerts ahead of the due date. For instance, use a Google calendar or an iPhone calendar as they provide options to schedule notifications within each event.

If you're not tech-savvy, refer to a physical calendar. But hey, don't stop there! You can go ahead and manually write down the due dates and expected payment amount of the upcoming bills in these calendars. This way, you will never skip or miss a single payment!

4. Consider Direct Debit

It is the simplest and the safest way to make regular or recurring payments of mobile bills. Yes, you read that correctly. The Direct Debit option allows you to instruct the bank to let certain merchants take payments from your bank account electronically on an agreed date.

Thus, see to it that you first login to your online bank account. Then, set up the recurring payment option. And hey, while doing so, you can also customize the automatic payment. For instance, you can choose whenever you want to make the payment, which bank account (credit or debit) can fund the payment, etc.

5. Pay bills on payday

It is a great practice to clear off your bills on payday. Do you know why? Well, doing so will help in avoiding late payments!

But, before paying, make it a habit to first refer to your digital calendars, payment apps, or checklist to know about the upcoming bills. Once you have an idea about the due bills, make the payment immediately when your salary is credited.

Paying mobile bills late comes with consequences that can affect your financial health. So, make it a habit to clear off your bills at regular intervals with these above-mentioned tips. In case you miss a mobile bill payment, reach out to your telecom operator and request them to change the due date!


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