It’s easy to open an account or add money to an existing account 24 hours a day. You can make a payment using VISA®, MasterCard®, Check/Debit Card, PayNearMe, MoneyGram®, and Western Union® Quick Collect®.
Payment Processing Fees
When making a payment on an account, you will be charged a Payment Processing Fee by the third party payment processor of the various payment options; Website $3.00, Automated Payment Hotline $3.00, Live Payment Center $5.95, PayNearMe $1.99, MoneyGram® $5.95 (Walmart and other locations), and Western Union Quick Collect $5.00*.
Payments can also be mailed directly to Pay Tel with a check or money order to avoid the payment processing fees charged by the third party payment processors. Please be sure to mail your payment 2-3 days before your account is out of funds so you will not have any interruption in services.
*The Western Union Quick Collect® fees* are based on the payment amount, see detail below for more information.
Make a payment on our web page.
Make a payment over the phone.
To Save time you can call our Automated Payment Hotline at 1-800-729-8355 to open an account and make a payment with a VISA®, MasterCard®, or Check/Debit Card.
Payment Processing Fee $3.00
Payments are posted immediately.
Make a payment by speaking with a Customer Service Representative.
Make a payment using a prepaid cash card.
You can purchase a prepaid cash card to make a payment.
Walmart Money Card®
Purchase at Walmart; $3.00 to activate card at register; Can be reloaded at Walmart for a fee of $3.00; Monthly service fee of $3.00.
Green Dot® Prepaid Mastercard® or Visa® Card
Purchase at most retail stores; $4.95 to activate card at register; Can be reloaded at register for fee of $4.95; Monthly service fee of $5.95.
Information gathered on 4/10/2012. Pay Tel is not responsible for changes in Walmart and Green Dot® policies and procedures. Please check their websites for the most up to date information.
Make a payment using cash.
Make a payment using MoneyGram®.
You can click on the MoneyGram® Logo for a sample of the Blue Express Payment form with the information that is required to complete the form before sending your payment.
Please include Pay Tel’s Receive Code 4238
MoneyGram® charges a payment processing fee of $5.95 at Walmart and other locations.
Payments are posted within two hours.
Make a payment using Western Union®’s Quick Collect®.
You can click on the link below for a sample of the Quick Collect® Form that you are required to complete when sending your payment.
Be sure to ask for “Quick Collect” to get the lower rate.
Please include Pay Tel’s Code City – PAY TEL NC.
The Western Union® Quick Collect® fees* are based on the payment amount:
$0-$50.00 = $5.00
$50.01 to $250.00 = $9.00
$250.01 to $500.00 = $13.95
$500.01 to $1,000.00 = $15.95
Payments are posted immediately.
* Reduced Western Union® fees may be offered in certain states. Please check the tariff for your state to verify the applicable Western Union® Fee. To do so, click here, then select your state on the map and complete the form for a rate quote or follow the link to view the applicable Pay Tel Tariff.
Payments are posted to accounts when Pay Tel receives notification of the payment from the payment processor. You can visit The Manage My Account page on our Website or call 1-800-729-8355 after making your payment to check your account balance and confirm receipt of your payment.
Blocks are released throughout the day.
Make a Payment through the Mail
You can pay with a personal check or money order. Click here or on the link on the left to print a check/money order payment form to include with your payment.
Please be sure to mail your payment 2-3 days before your account is out of funds so that you will not have any interruption in services.
Payment Processing Fee – No Charge
Pay Tel Communications, Inc.
PO Box 19290
Greensboro, NC 27419
Prepaid Calling Cards
Several of the facilities where we provide service have prepaid calling cards that the inmates may purchase with funds from their commissary account. The availability of the calling cards is at the discretion of the confinement facility.