How to Retrieve Old Telephone Bills

by Kristy Barkan ; Updated July 27, 2017

There are a number of reasons why you might need a copy of an old phone bill. Perhaps you incurred a charge that you paid for without thinking but would like to reexamine, or maybe you plan to trim down your monthly expenditures and want to take a closer look at how much you spend on telephone service. Whatever the reason, retrieving a past phone bill is a simple process as long as you are the account holder and can provide the phone number and confirmation of your identity.

Step 1

Locate your phone company's website. Most telephone service providers list their web address on paper phone bills along with the rest of the company contact information.

Step 2

Register your phone account on the website; registration options are likely to be listed under "Register," "Current Customers" or "Sign Up."

Step 3

Enter your personal details and account information into the registration form. Create a user ID and password.

Step 4

Submit the form to register your account.

Step 5

Log into your account with your user ID and password. Go to the account overview page and look for a link to "Past Statements" or "Past Bills."

Step 6

Select the bill you need and print it or save it to your computer.

Step 7

Call the phone company directly if you are unable to locate the bill you need online. Give them your account information and request a copy of the bill by fax, email or postal mail.

About the Author

Kristy Barkan began her writing career in 1998 as a features reporter for the University at Buffalo's "Spectrum" newspaper. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and media production from the University at Buffalo, a Master of Fine Arts in visual effects from Academy of Art University and a Diploma in social media marketing from ALISON.

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