The length of time it takes for a mobile phone bill payment to process varies depending on the method of payment as well as the mobile phone company. When paying online using Internet banking, the system can usually process a bill within two to five business days.
The length of time to process a bill depends on how long it takes the bank to process the payment as well as how long it takes the retailer to process a payment. When paying using online banking, the company withdraws funds from the user's account immediately. The bank typically processes the transaction and forwards it to the payee the next business day. Once the mobile phone company receives the payment, it can take them one to four days to process it for their system.