What is CenturyLink PrePaid?

CenturyLink PrePaid Internet is a convenient plan that gives you the simplicity of month-to-month pricing, no long-term contract, and no credit check or deposit required. 

Note: CenturyLink PrePaid is the same service that was previously known as CenturyLink SimplePay. You can now log into your account using My CenturyLink, as described below.

PrePaid customers are billed automatically each month on a credit or debit card of choice, and service is auto-renewed until you choose to cancel. Learn more about top topics for PrePaid service:

Enroll in My CenturyLink for online account management

You can manage your PrePaid account online after you complete enrollment in My CenturyLink. 
 

After you confirm an order for new service from CenturyLink, you should receive an email from CenturyLink Notifications with a personalized link to create a My CenturyLink account. When you click this link, you'll be directed to the My CenturyLink registration page, which will be auto-filled with your email address. You will then enter your service address zip code. When your account is verified, you'll be able to create your account password, acknowledge the terms and conditions, and you're done! 
 

If you don't receive the enrollment email, don't worry, you can still sign up. Learn how to enroll in My CenturyLink. 

How does installation work?

If you order a technician install: A CenturyLink technician will bring the modem to your home and connect it to start your internet service. Someone over the age of 18 years old needs to be home for the technician. 
 

If you are self-installing your service: Your CenturyLink modem will be delivered on or before your activation date. See instructions provided in the modem box to connect your internet. You can plug in the modem after 5 PM on the service start date.

How do I know the payment date and amount?

Your first payment is made when you place your order, which may include one-time charges for a modem or installation, etc.  Your next monthly payment will be automatically deducted from your credit/debit card on file one month after your internet service is activated, and then on the same payment date each month. 
 

Refer to your confirmation email for your monthly service amount or sign in to My CenturyLink to view the information at any time.

How to manage your PrePaid account online

How do you know if you are on a PrePaid plan? Look at your account number in the top right corner of your My CenturyLink page. If it starts with the letters "PPB," then you know it's PrePaid.

Screenshot from My CenturyLink showing the My Home screen for a PrePaid account

If you are a Prepaid internet subscriber, your account number will start with "PPB" and you will see a screen similar to the one below when you go to My Bill.

Screenshot from My CenturyLink showing the My Bill screen for a PrePaid account

On your My Bill screen, you'll see Upcoming Charges, a list of Payment Statement dates that you can choose from, and your saved Payment Preference, which you can change if needed. 

Your current bill will be shown by default. To view a past bill, find the Payment Statements area and click on the "Statement Period" drop-down to choose which bill you would like to see. 

Screenshot showing PrePaid payment statements with date drop-down

If you are a Prepaid internet subscriber, your account number will start with "PPB" and you will see a screen similar to the one below when you go to My Bill.

Screenshot from My CenturyLink showing My Bill for a PrePaid account with Payment Preferences highlighted

Scroll down to the Payment Preference section and select "Manage Payment Method."

Screenshot showing a close-up of the Payment Preference area with Manage Payment Method highlighted

From here you can view the credit/debit card that you currently have on file for your account, and choose to update it if needed. 

Note: Prepaid customers must use a debit or credit card to make automatic monthly payments. Other payment types, such as checking transfer, are not enabled for this type of account.

Screenshot showing PrePaid payment method in My CenturyLink Step 1: Click on the "Update My Payment Method" button
Screenshot of My CenturyLink how to update PrePaid payment method Step 2: Enter a new debit or credit card and click on "Save"

On your My Settings page, you will see a Sign In Information area. 

Screenshot of Sign In information with Manage Notification Preferences highlighted

Click on "Manage Notification Preferences" to go to the prepaid account management page. Once you are there, select Profile from the top menu bar.

Now scroll down to the Notifications section. Once you've made your selections, click “Update.” To remove or change an alert type, simply unclick the option and click “Update.”

Note on paperless billing

Paperless billing is enabled automatically with your Prepaid account. You will receive your monthly bill by email, plus a reminder that your automatic payment is scheduled to go through on the set date.
 

Tip: If you don't start receiving emails from us, check your spam, bulk or junk folders, and add CenturyLink to your approved senders list.

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My CenturyLink App

Easily access your account, pay your bill, check your network, and more with the My CenturyLink App.