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Verizon Adds $2 Charge For Paying Your Bill Online 562

An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from (based on a report at Droid Life) that makes me consider quitting or at least suspending the very expensive service 3G data service I get from Verizon: "With 2012 about to start, it seems Verizon has decided paying your bill online or over the phone is now worthy of an extra charge. So, from January 15, anyone choosing to pay their monthly bill using either method will incur a $2 charge. Verizon is classing the charge as a 'convenience fee' which translates into them deciding allowing you to pay either online or over the phone is a convenience. They also explain in the FAQ above that the fee allows them, 'to continue to support these bill payment options.' Really, Verizon? When did offering online payments or accepting phone calls from customers get so much more expensive?"
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Verizon Adds $2 Charge For Paying Your Bill Online

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  • by Xelios ( 822510 ) on Thursday December 29, 2011 @10:07AM (#38525216)
    My ISP charges 3â to mail a monthly statement in the interest of cutting down on waste paper and mailing costs, so I switched to online billing a long time ago. I don't really miss it because they were kind enough to keep sending an extra envelope with advertisements and "tell your friends" incentives every month, completely free!
  • by Khyber ( 864651 ) <> on Thursday December 29, 2011 @11:22AM (#38526130) Homepage Journal

    "In Europe bank transfers are used for such and are entirely free for consumers"

    Hi, this is America. Not Europe.

    They charge us because they can. Bank transfers cost money. Money orders cost money. Everythign costs money.

    And it will CONTINUE until the EU gets off its ass and invades the USA.

    But you people won't do that, you're too placid and too cowardly, which means we'll be taking over your countries soon enough, just like we did Iraq.

    And then YOU will be paying for bank transfers.

  • by danpbrowning ( 149453 ) on Friday December 30, 2011 @12:33AM (#38535414)

    they have no record that he has made monthly payment in a timely manor.

    Is there anything they condo about that?

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. -- Kim Hubbard