FCC to Investigate Verizon's New $2 Bill-Pay Fee
The Federal Communications Commission today indicated that it plans to look into a new $2 fee announced by Verizon Wireless, which will be levied when customers make one-time payments via the telephone or online via credit card. "On behalf of American consumers, we're concerned about Verizon's actions and are looking into the matter," said the FCC in a statement. The change goes into effect January 15, though Verizon is offering customers a number of payment avenues that avoid the fee.
Verizon to Start Tacking $20 Fee to New Lines
Verizon Wireless will soon begin charging a $20 activation fee for new customers who sign up for one of its contract-free device payment plans. The fee goes into effect Nov.
Verizon Talks Up Android Pay, Says Still Looking at Samsung Pay
Verizon Wireless today took the time to tout the benefits of Android Pay, the new mobile payment app and service from Google. Android Pay is a relaunch of Softcard, which Google bought from Verizon (and AT&T/T-Mobile) earlier this year.
Verizon Confirms Pending $20 Upgrade Fee
Verizon Wireless today confirmed to Phonescoop that it plans to charge customers $20 to upgrade to new devices beginning April 4. The fee will apply to customers who buy handsets with installment plans, or buy phones at full price.
AT&T Bumps Activation Fee By $5 to Match Verizon
AT&T has increased the cost of its activation fee from $15 to $20. The move follows the establishment of a similar fee by Verizon Wireless in recent days.