The FCC Will Investigate Verizon's Ridiculous $2 Online Payment Fee

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Verizon's announcement that hey, no biggie, but they're going to charge you two dollars a month just for paying your bill online didn't just catch our attention. It's also apparently perked up a few ears at the FCC, where hopefully glorious, government-appointed justice will rain down on our carrier oppressors.


Or at least a very stern talking to. [NY Times]


Oh Geeze.

STOP with the misleading and outright wrong articles.

Verizon is only charging the $2 for One-Time Payments. That means, people who don't have their payment information saved on their account page.

Verizon has clearly stated that:

"you won’t have to pay the extra $2 if you choose to send in an electronic check through My Verizon Online, My Verizon Mobile or via telephone. Using Autopay will also rid you of this charge if you’re using credit/debit/ATM cards or electronic checks. If you pay through customer home-banking services, pay in-store at the kiosk, or use a Verizon Wireless gift card or device rebate card to pay a bill in-store, online or by telephone, the fee will also be waived."

quote taken from TechCrunch article on this subject.