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AT&T (T - Get Report)  said Thursday that customers of the telecommunications and media giant can now use cryptocurrency payments processor BitPay to make online payments. 

Customers can select either the BitPay option or the regular option when logging onto their accounts online or with the AT&T app. 

"We're always looking for ways to improve and expand our services," said Kevin McDorman, vice president of AT&T's communications finance business operations. "We have customers who use cryptocurrency, and we are happy we can offer them a way to pay their bills with the method they prefer." 

BitPay allows customers to "reach new markets instantly," according to AT&T's website. There are also no hidden fees. The system also is aimed at eliminating identity fraud. 

AT&T said it was the first major carrier to accept cryptocurrency as a payment option.

Bitcoin has jumped 89% since April 1 when it began its surge after having been flat for most of the year. Bitcoin was trading at $7,843 on Thursday.