Can you feel the love?
Verizon is using this new fee in the same way a beef rancher uses a cattle prod, by encouraging customers (cattle) to sign up for Auto-Pay, a neat way to ensure Verizon has the ability to deduct (from your account) the many billing errors and over-charges they are so famous for-- before you have a chance to object.
Verizon is so well known for hidden, unscrupulous charges, and predatory early termination of service fees , that if you didn't look too closely you'd swear they were Bank of America.
The $2 fee will apply to those who pay with credit or debit cards on a per-statement basis, either through the company's website or by telephone, and the company says that the fee is designed to offset the cost that credit card companies charge Verizon for processing payments.
Didn't Bank of America use that same reasoning for their fake- fee hike? Hmmmm, me thinks the two are one.
The new fee goes into effect on January 15, unless the sh** storm of blow back-- from fed-up customers running out of nickles and dimes, makes them, eat the fee.
Verizon offers "Numerous free and simple ways to pay your bill " (As long as you choose Auto-Pay)
Verizon's reasoning is that they need the money to maintain the systems that process those payments. Which is funny because Auto Pay uses those same exact systems and it doesn't have the fee. What does that tell you? It's called a money grab.
Verizon, just like Bank of America made a big deal about "Going Green" by encouraging
As with Bank of America, Verizon too will experience customer revolt, because two bucks is two bucks, and that same two dollars is more than
Verizon paid in taxes last year.