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What are the Different Ways to Pay a Gas Bill?

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  • Written By: Felicia Dye
  • Edited By: Melissa Wiley
  • Last Modified Date: 29 November 2019
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There are several possible methods to pay a gas bill. A person can use the telephone, the mail, or the Internet. She can pay using cash, a check, or a credit card. The options that are available to a particular customer depend on her service provider. While some service providers may not accept every method, most provide their customers with more than one option.

The most traditional method is to pay a gas bill in person. Some people commute to the gas company and directly pay cashiers who are employed by them. Advancement in technology allows for a more convenient pay-in-person method. This allows people to commute to other businesses that are conveniently located and pay third-party cashiers. The money and updated account information are transmitted to the gas company afterward.

It is possible to pay a gas bill by way of mail. When this is an option, the client usually receives his bill in the mail. Attached will be a portion that should be submitted with the payment. The customer can choose to send his payment as a check or by disclosing the details on his credit or bank card.

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Using the Internet can provide an individual with some options that are even easier. If a person has enrolled in online banking, she may be able to transfer money from her account straight into an account for the gas company. If the gas company has a payment system on its website, a customer can use it to pay her bill. To do so, she will likely be required to enter the information from a credit or bank card or from the bottom of her check.

Some of the companies that do not have payment systems online may accept payments through third parties. These third parties tend to process payments for multiple companies. When using these services, it is necessary to inform them of which company is to receive your money. Telephone payment methods often work on the same basis. Whether or not the customer is required to pay a fee for this service varies, but generally he is.

Customers may also have the option to pay a gas bill by automatic draft. This is an arrangement where each month the gas company will take the amount a person owes from her bank account. This option is not ideal for individuals who do not want to make full payment.

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