Verizon Wireless Confirms $2 Fee for Making One-Time Payments
Why I Won't AutoPay or allow ACH
So my choices are Auto-Pay or ACH, neither of which is something I will do. I prefer to know ever bill that comes through and pay for it myself, when I want to. If something has caused m...
There are other options if you read the article again, its confusing but there are more scenarios where they dont charge the fee. You can always pay on your own from your banks site, for example I have Chase, so you can just make payments whenever from chase.com and its free of charge.
This is what I do. Pay it from your bank's site. Save time and hasten the demise of the USPS a little more. There are a lot of options here.
Tell me, whats the difference if I pay though my checking account on VZW OWN FRIGGIN SITE, or me using my banks site to right the same check from the same account. I'm not using any credit card. This is insane and a ripoff.
There is no difference. The article says you aren't charged using either of those two methods.
"Verizon said that the fee will be waived in a number of circumstances, including: electronic checks sent through My Verizon Online, My Verizon Mobile,..."
There doesn't need to be anything automatic. You can receive a paper bill, examine it for any billing errors, then go into your bank's online bill payment tool, and schedule a payment for the exact date and amount you choose. You have full control and you're not handing any extra info to the biller (Verizon.) It's just an electronic check. It's much faster and easier than writing a paper check, without losing any control.
Does this apply to my payment method?
This is just Verizon's way of "passing the buck". They have to pay a fee in order to accept credit cards, and are passing that fee on to the consumer. That is wrong.
I don't think your description is entirely accurate (it seems to be an issue of making a payment via a voice call and/or not setting up automatic payments, not about whether or not a credit card is used).
Regardless, the major premise of your statement, that it is wrong for a carrier to pass fees on to their customers, doesn't make sense as a rule. Costs MUST be passed on to the customer. That's why our phone bills are not $0.
Maybe you could argue that everyone should share in the costs of payment processing equally, ev...
And again, it is not based on credit cards entirely, it is based on how the payment is initiated.
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