FCC to Investigate Verizon's New $2 Bill-Pay Fee
Dec 30, 2011, 2:44 PM by Eric M. Zeman
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.
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