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Buying cell phones with crypto is simple and secure, whether paying directly with crypto, using the BitPay Card or buying gift cards at your favorite electronics retailer. You can even pay off your monthly phone bill with crypto by connecting your bill through BitPay Bill Pay.

Phones have earned their spot alongside wallets and keys for the items we absolutely never leave home without. They’re an invaluable tool for both work and play, keeping us connected to the office on the go as well as entertained when we need a distraction. But sooner or later that pocket-size workhorse will need to be replaced. Whether an attractive new phone model caught your eye or you dropped it on the pavement one too many times, buying your next cell phone with crypto is as easy as it gets.

How to buy cell phones with Bitcoin and crypto

There are four ways you can buy a cell phone with Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency:

  • Pay for cell phone directly from your wallet
  • BitPay Bill Pay
  • Buy electronics stores gift cards with crypto
  • Use the BitPay Card

Buy cell phones with crypto directly from your wallet

The first method is through direct payments made from any crypto wallet.

A number of electronics brands now accept crypto payments, which means you can pay for your next mobile phone directly from your crypto wallet of choice. For instance, Newegg, one of the oldest and best-known discount electronics retailers around. Shop Newegg for your favorite brand of unlocked phones from Samsung, Apple and more, then choose BitPay as your payment method when prompted at checkout.

You’ll be able to pay using Bitcoin and more than a dozen other top cryptocurrencies and stablecoins. BitPay merchants support wallets including Metamask, Trezor, Electrum, Ledger, Coinbase, Exodus, Kraken, Bitcoin Core, Trust Wallet and many more.

Where can I buy a cell phone with cryptocurrency?

Plenty of merchants around the world sell unlocked cell phones AND accept payment in crypto, straight from your wallet. Here a few of our favorites:

  • is now your go-to spot for the latest cell phones, stepping beyond its original Apple-focused lineup. Shoppers can now snag the newest smartphones using Bitcoin, making it super easy for tech lovers to upgrade their mobile game with the power of cryptocurrency. Whether you're an Android aficionado or an iPhone enthusiast, has got your back in the crypto era.
  • Newegg
    Newegg is diving deeper into the tech world by embracing Bitcoin for a broader range of products, now including the hottest cell phones on the market. With their quick shipping and awesome customer service, Newegg is making it a breeze to get your hands on the latest smartphones. Ready to level up your mobile experience with the ease of cryptocurrency? Newegg's got you covered.
    Embrace the future of mobile technology at SCAN UK with Bitcoin. Dive into a vast selection of the latest cell phones and accessories, all available for purchase with cryptocurrency. Whether you're after the newest flagship smartphone or hunting for the perfect mobile accessory, SCAN UK's Bitcoin payment option simplifies your tech shopping, ensuring a smooth and secure transaction from browsing to unboxing.

Check out our Merchant Directory of electronics companies to see which of your favorite brands accept direct crypto payments.

Paying off cell phone bills with crypto

You can use crypto not only to buy a cell phone with crypto, but also the service that goes with it. Paying your bills with crypto has gotten significantly easier with BitPay Bill Pay, which lets you pay credit cards, car loans and mortgages in addition to your cell phone bill. All you have to do is connect with your service provider through the BitPay app and you’ll be ready to make your payments right from your crypto wallet.

Use gift cards to buy cell phones

Another easy way to buy a new phone with Bitcoin is to purchase gift cards from the electronics store of your choice. The BitPay app offers gift cards from over 250 brands, including Best Buy. See all of the crypto-funded gift cards available.

Buy cell phones with crypto using the BitPay Card

The BitPay Bitcoin debit card gives users the freedom to spend Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency at millions of global merchants. The card instantly converts your crypto into dozens of global currencies safely and easily, letting you spend as fast as you can swipe, anywhere Mastercard is accepted.

Once you’ve applied (it’s fast and free), you’ll immediately be ready to shop your favorite retailer for your brand new phone. In addition to providing a seamless method to spend your crypto, the BitPay crypto card offers a number of useful features, including instant reloads, contactless payments, Google Pay and Apple Pay compatibility, and even cash withdrawals from compatible ATMs. Chip-and-PIN technology offers maximum protection no matter where you swipe.

We've temporarily paused new BitPay Card applications while we improve the crypto debit card program. Join our waitlist to get updates.

Benefits of buying cell phones with crypto

You may be curious about the benefits of buying cell phones with crypto versus your regular credit card. Well for starters, you’ll pay less in fees than you would using a credit card. Especially if you plan to carry the balance rather than paying it off with crypto right away. 

Crypto payments are as secure as any other payment method out there. To ensure you stay safe, always verify the retailer as legitimate before making a payment. If you want to really be sure there’s no funny business, we recommend only buying from retailers using BitPay as their payment processor.

Crypto payments also offer unmatched flexibility, allowing you to use practically any crypto wallet and pay with your choice of dozens of cryptocurrencies. Safe and secure cross-border payments for phones and other mobile devices are also a breeze with crypto. Interest fees add up fast with traditional credit cards, and many tack on foreign transaction fees if making your purchase across an international border. With crypto payments you’ll pay no such fees.

FAQs about buying phones with crypto

You might have some lingering questions about buying phones with crypto. Next we’ll cover some common questions and their answers.

Which mobile carriers accept crypto as payment?

AT&T is the one major carrier that currently accepts direct crypto payments, but with BitPay Bill Pay, you can pay your mobile bill for practically any carrier bills with crypto.

Can I buy a cell phone from Verizon with Bitcoin or other crypto?

You sure can. While Verizon doesn't currently accept direct crypto payments, BitPay gives its users multiple ways to spend their favorite coins and tokens. Even when shopping for cell phones at a merchant that doesn’t accept crypto payments you can use the methods outlined above to complete your purchase in crypto.

Which wallets can I use?

BitPay let's crypto customers use practically any wallet to make crypto payments. While checking out, select your preferred wallet and continue the payment process.

Which cryptocurrencies can I use?

Cryptocurrencies accepted typically vary by merchant. But businesses that use BitPay as their payment processors are equipped to accept direct crypto payments with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Litecoin (LTC), XRP (XRP), Dai (DAI), Wrapped bitcoin (WBTC), Gemini USD (GUSD), USD Coin (USDC), Binance USD (BUSD), ApeCoin (APE) and Euro Coin (EUROC).

Can I buy the latest iPhone with Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency?

Yep! Newegg, Walmart, Best Buy and other electronics retailers will have the latest iPhone available as soon as it comes out. With Newegg you can pay directly with crypto, but with those who don’t accept crypto payments you can use the BitPay Card or buy gift cards using crypto and complete your purchase that way.