post·​paid ˈpōs(t)-ˈpād How to pronounce postpaid (audio)
: having the postage paid by the sender and not chargeable to the receiver

Example Sentences

The shoes are $40 postpaid.
Recent Examples on the Web Verizon’s business has been seeing major headwinds of late, with the carrier falling behind in the lucrative postpaid phone market. Trefis Team, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 Verizon said its prepaid and postpaid customers do not have to take any action to take advantage of the offer, and can verify their eligibility by entering their ZIP code at NBC News, 29 Sep. 2022 All prepaid and postpaid plans continue to include access to Verizon’s slower Nationwide 5G network, which is currently only a bit faster than LTE. Allison Johnson, The Verge, 25 Jan. 2021 Buyers looking for the big subsidy deals from carriers will also have to get specific postpaid contracts. Chris Smith, BGR, 18 Apr. 2022 Communications segment revenue grew 6%, as AT&T generated postpaid net additions of nearly 3 million for the quarter. Moneyshow, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 It’s recommending but not mandating that all current postpaid customers change their PINs as well, and offering a service called Account Takeover Protection to help stymie SIM-swap attacks. Brian Barrett, Wired, 18 Aug. 2021 In its wireless business, AT&T also saw its lowest postpaid subscriber churn ever in the second quarter. Dom Difurio, Dallas News, 22 July 2021 To put things in perspective, Verizon added 279,000 new postpaid phone customers in Q4 2020, much lower than AT&T’s 800,000 and T-Mobile’s 824,000. Trefis Team, Forbes, 24 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postpaid was in 1653

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“Postpaid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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post·​paid ˈpōs(t)-ˈpād How to pronounce postpaid (audio)
: with postage paid by the sender

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