Verizon Will Charge $2 Extra for Some Methods of Payment [UPDATE]
[UPDATE] CNN reports that Verizon has decided to scrap its new policy, due to overwhelming complaints.
If it feels like you’re being nickled-and-dimed to death, it’s probably because you are. Beginning January 15th, you’ll be charged a $2 “convenience fee” in order to use certain methods of paying your Verizon bill. Convenient.
Hit the jump for the breakdown.
Some means of payment will be fee-free, but Verizon will “pass the buck” on to consumers when they do the following:
- Pay online with a credit or debit card
- Pay over the phone with a credit or debit card
No fee will be charged for using the following payment methods:
- Paper check
- Electronic check
- Auto-Pay, which automatically bills a credit or debit card, or debits your bank account
- Verizon gift cards, or reward cards
- In-store payments
And don’t forget, if you choose to mail in an old-school paper check, that will cost you a penny more, when the US Post Office raises its rates on January 22nd.