Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. With the postage having been paid in advance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. paid in advance (used especially of mail items)
  • adj. paid after the service (used especially of cellular phones)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the postage prepaid, as a letter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the postage prepaid: as, a post-paid letter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used especially of mail; paid in advance
  • adv. having the postage paid by the sender

Etymologies

post- +‎ paid (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Although AT&T is touting its lead in postpaid smartphone subscribers, the carrier is just now taking steps to gain a better foothold in the prepaid market, an area where rivals have a head start.

    AT&T Reshapes Itself As a Smartphone Carrier

  • The price of it in limp cloth covers, postpaid, is ten cents.

    The Golden Book of Favorite Songs

  • Long-term postpaid monthly subscriptions will be used by fewer than 40% of all mobile broadband users.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • T's so-called postpaid net subscriber growth, which fell sharply in the first quarter from a year earlier, continued to lag in the second quarter, underscoring the difficulties of the wireless industry's most lucrative source of income.

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  • We win send any of the above titles postpaid to any address.

    Boy Scouts in Southern Waters

  • James Ratcliffe predicted Sprint would lose 100,000 contract subscribers, known as postpaid, and add 225,000 prepaid users.

    Sprint Plunges Most in Eight Months on Wider-Than-Forecast Loss - Bloomberg

  • Underneath that total, however, is a great deal of turmoil, as low-priced prepaid plans lure customers from much higher-priced plans, called postpaid, that commit customers to contracts.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Wireless revenue declined 8 percent as the company shed a net of 545,000 wireless subscribers, including 801,000 so-called postpaid customers who sign annual contracts and tend to spend the most.

    KMBC.com - Local News

  • In the second quarter of the year, AT&T added more new customers overall (1.6 million vs. 1.4 million), but Verizon attracted more "postpaid" wireless customers, the most lucrative type of subscribers -- 665,000 compared with 496,000 for AT&T.

    The Out-Of-Stock Smartphone Trick

  • AT&T's "postpaid" average revenue per user has risen 4.7%, to $60.21, since the third quarter of 2007.

    AT&T Gets a Fuzzy Signal on Apple's iPhone

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