Skip to comments.Verizon Wireless To Charge $2 For One-Time Payment
Posted on 12/29/2011 10:12:36 PM PST by Lmo56
Verizon Wireless to charge $2 for one-time payments by credit card, online or by phone.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon Wireless, the country's largest cellphone company, said Thursday that it will start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards.
The company said this "convenience fee" will be introduced Jan. 15.
(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...
Merchants agreement? Isn’t that usually something like $2 +1% or something like that?
Ok. “Fine”. (No, it’s not fine, however...)
A “debit card” should never incur any “fees”, since it is no different than an
“E-check” or electronic check. Or a paper check, that’s the point.
Note to Verizon: Maybe if you hadn’t spent billions subsidizing iPhone sales, you wouldn’t have to resort to an action that is annoying the living HECK outta your customers.....
But they are famous for ‘you don’t use it, you lose it’ prepayments for several months in advance.
And meanwhile, Verizon is trying to tell me that I somehow enrolled in paperless billing two months ago, which I never do.
Why am I starting to feel like a sheep being led around by robots anymore?
This is getting ridiculous.
Thats why I use a Pay-as- Go cellphone
No contract BS
Just add money with credit card when need more time
Right, cause we are SOOOOO much for “Free Market” that we just rejoice in getting screwed.
Of course there is a fee they incur, but how much in ‘fees’ would they incur in hiring real live people, including workers comp, unemployment insurance, etc... to handle paper checks?
This has nothing to do with ‘passing the cost’ along and all to do with screwing over people with contracts.
Sorry, your Obamanomics 101 class must have forgotten to teach about cost comparison because your argument does not hold water.
I have told them, send me a bill (business account) so I have a hard copy to show the IRS if they come knocking. No bill, no payment, and no account in the future (--with them, I'll just move to another provider where I already have an account).
The online is a benefit to THEM. It costs way less for them to take electronic payments.
Let them process all the paper. See if they like it better than the strenuous online payment that they have to struggle to accept.
Another option is to go to another company when your contract is over.
We the People are tired of being “nudged”
Yes, I am one of the few that doesn't have talker's elbow because I have to call everyone I know to tell them about the last Matlock or rerun of a 1969 football game or (Heaven forbid) an episode of “Twilight”
Now with the post office having trouble, it’s possible that it’s only a matter of time when we’ll have to go online altogether and be charged even more?
They’ll get us by our azzes one way or another.
Tracfone has been very very good for me.
They have costs sure ,, but those costs were built into their fee structure ,, now you’re paying for those costs twice ... What ticks me off is that you can no longer use the old standard .. get a bill in the mail and pay by check ... because every single company that still bills that way plays games with the received mail ,, holding some of it back each month and reporting it LATE to incur fees ...
I switched to MetroPCS last year ... I pay $100/month for 4 smartphones with unlimited talk , text , e:mail and internet.. they take payments with no surcharges at company stores or their website (franchise stores add $3 to your bill for their fee).
Verizon scraps $2 fee
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) Well, that didnt take long.
Verizon said Friday that it was scrapping a controversial $2 fee for one-time bill payments announced just a day earlier. The announcement had immediately sparked an uproar online from customers irate about the prospect of incurring further fees simply by paying existing ones.
but yahoo finance doesn’t seem to have their panties in a wad about the new Dodd-Frank ATM fee..
My debit card is issued by VISA. The same rules apply.
Seems that they changed their mind.
Are you declaring that frequent mobile phone users, many of them young persons, would be watching or have any interest in Matlock, a program that went off the air in 1995 and starred then-70 year old Andy Griffith?
Are you declaring that frequent mobile phone users, many of them young persons born in 1990 or later, would have any interest in a football game from 1969?
Are you declaring that 'Twilight' is episodic television? It is, in fact, a series of big-screen films.
It seems you may not have a landline after all. You appear to have a telegraph.
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