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Be in Control with AT&T SMART Payments

Specialized Management of ACH Remit Transactions

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).


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Electronic Funds Transfer Payments to AT&T

With AT&T SMART payments you are in control, you can conveniently pay your AT&T bill using EFT/ACH. It provides a versatile solution for streamlining your payment and remittance process.
  • You can use any Electronic Data Invoicing (EDI) file type: PPD, CCD, CTX, and CCD+
  • 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

AT&T SMART Payments will dramatically improve your direct cash posting experience.
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OPTION 1:

AT&T's Inbound Corporate Payment (ICP) process is the receipt of national standard ACH transmissions that include: CCD+ or CTX file formats

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 or download PDF and return to ICP Enrollment mailbox email.
For AT&T EFT/ECH Enrollment process instructions click here.


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).
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OPTION 2:

ACH with Separate Remit Advice
  • SMART Payments uses intelligent character recognition to capture relevant information from emails, then create remittance advices, and automatically associate them with your electronic transactions
  • Electronic Data Invoicing (EDI) file type: PPD or CCD 
    • EDI file formats without remit data embedded in file
  • Email Remit data: PDF, Spreadsheet, or Text File
  • You can direct the remittance information to the bank using email.

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 or download PDF and return to ICP Enrollment mailbox email.
For AT&T EFT/ECH Enrollment process instructions click here.


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). For additional information regarding the AT&T EFT/ACH click here.
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