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UPDATE: Verizon almost immediately backed down on imposing this $2 charge in January due to negative customer responses. Update source: CNN Money.

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This will be the dilemma facing some Verizon customers beginning on January 15th. Apparently concerned that the company had yet to find enough ways to squeeze customers, Verizon will be tacking a laughably named $2 “convenience fee” to the bills of people who pay by making one-time payments online or by phone Why Smartphones Are Awesome: The Case For Checking Email All The Time Why Smartphones Are Awesome: The Case For Checking Email All The Time A few weeks ago, we had a post published where Yaara wrote why she thinks many people use smartphones way too much, and why they may not be all that great. While many of Yaara’s... Read More .

It’s at least not an under-the-radar charge, as Verizon will be making customers aware of the fee when they pay by either method. Those who decide to pay via the company’s automated online auto-pay feature (which is re-occurring each month), in store, electronic check, physical check or gift card will not have to part ways with any additional cash.

The charge isn’t going to wipe anyone out, of course – it’s less than the price of a latte. Still, $24 a year may seem like a lot considering that most companies offer similar payment options for free. Customers who don’t want to plan their spending around an auto-pay withdrawal or deal with writing a check each month are sure to be a bit miffed about having to now spend even more for the privilege.

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  1. Robert
    December 31, 2011 at 12:01 am

    They were only going to charge the fee if you are paying with a credit or debit card.  They are tired of funding the airline miles that all the credit cards offer.  Also you could opt to pay by electronic check online, which is taken from your bank account just like a debit card.   If these huge companies are charging to much money for the service your receiving, don't use the services.  You don't need a smartphone with a data plan to feed, clothe or house your family.

  2. jose perez
    December 30, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Blood suck that what they are

  3. Efcampusmanager
    December 30, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    They literally cancelled this today.  No true anymore, not sure why this is posted.

    • M.S. Smith
      December 31, 2011 at 12:27 am

      The cancellation was announced right after we posted this. I can't edit a piece after it's published, but one of our editors will update it as soon as possible. 

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