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English definition of “pre-pay”


adjective [before noun] (also prepay)    
UK COMMUNICATIONS relating to a mobile phone service that you pay for before making calls , rather than receiving an invoice for them later : Even the most basic pre-pay phone will enable you to make and receive calls and texts . Sales surged 37% thanks partly to prepay customers buying new handsets . pre-pay deals / offers / packages
(Definition of pre-pay adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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