Electronic Funds Transfer Payments to AT&T
AT&T offers Business Customers, Bill Payment Consolidators, and Government Agencies the option to send (push) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payments to AT&T via the Automated Clearing House (ACH).
AT&T's Inbound Corporate Payment (ICP) process is the receipt of national standard ACH transmissions that include remittance information as addenda records. This process involves a "push only" action from business customers, resulting in the following benefits:
- Complete control of the accounts you wish to pay.
- Complete control in how much you want to pay on each account.
- Complete control of when you make a payment.
- The ability to generate ACH files from Accounts Payable systems, creating the opportunity to integrate the payment process with your internal reporting systems.
As a corporate-wide AT&T process, ICP accepts electronic payments for the vast majority of AT&T accounts.
The 3 step enrollment process to send ACH payments to AT&T is outlined below:
1 - Complete and return the AT&T EFT/ACH Payment Registration form (ECF11)
The purpose of this form is to provide AT&T with the critical information required to securely identify and accurately process payments received. To request a copy of this form, please send an email to the ICP Enrollment mailbox.
2 - Non-production testing
AT&T processes all ACH transactions and addenda records internally. Therefore, AT&T must test prior to providing its banking information. Testing is done using a live "penny test" in a "test only" environment.
3 - Implementation - AT&T Banking Information (ECF12)
After successful non-production testing, AT&T banking information is provided on an AT&T authorized form (ECF12).
AT&T offers daily Customer Error Correction (CEC) reports.
- ICP: Unpostable Transactions - This report lists transactions that failed to post due to invalid remittance information. You are asked to provide additional information to assist with posting.
- ICP: Corrected Transactions - This report lists transactions received with invalid or previous customer account numbers that AT&T was able to identify and correct in order to allow payments to post. The corrected account numbers should be updated in your system to prevent future payment posting delays.