Verizon to dig a little deeper, charge $2 for online and telephone bill paying


I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that the worst companies in the entire technology space are the ones that call themselves carriers. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon are always charging their customers for outrageous things. 

One of those outrageous things that Verizon is reaching into its customers' pockets for is a $2 convenience charge for paying the bill. If that doesn't constitute as the most terrible charges from any company ever, then I don't know what does. 

If you're a Verizon customer and you want to get out of that extra $2 per month charge, then Big Red suggests you choose one of the following options to pay them money: 

  • Electronic check online (My Verizon Online, My Verizon Mobile/Handset). Fee waived.
  • Electronic check via telephone. Fee waived.
  • Enrollment in AutoPay using credit/debit/ATM card or electronic check; fee does not apply
  • Online from the customer’s home-banking service provider website; fee does not apply.
  • Credit/debit/ATM card, electronic check or cash at a Bill Payment Kiosk, Panel or with a representative at a Verizon Wireless Communications Store; fee does not apply.
  • Use of a Verizon Wireless Gift Card or Verizon Wireless device Rebate Card to pay a bill in-store, online or by telephone; fee does not apply
  • Paper check or money order mailed to the VZW remit address on customer’s bill; fee does not apply.

Well, there you go. I just hope Verizon doesn't push other carriers to do the same thing. 

[Verizon Wireless]
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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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