Verizon Wireless will start charging a $2 payment convenience fee that will be instituted for customers who make single bill payments online or by telephone. The fee will help support single bill payment options. It is designed to address costs incurred by Verizon for only those customers who choose to make single bill payments in alternate payment channels (online, mobile, telephone), according to Verizon Wireless. There are other options to avoid the fee. Here is more info:
The fee is waived for those who pay by electronic check or enroll in AutoPay. The telephone and online single payment fee, which takes effect January 15, will be disclosed up-front and throughout the transaction.
There are numerous payment options available to our customers where the fee is waived or where no fee applies. They include:
-Electronic check online (My Verizon Online, My Verizon Mobile/Handset). Fee waived. -Electronic check via telephone. Fee waived. -Enrollment in AutoPay using credit/debit/ATM card or electronic check; fee does not apply -Online from the customerís home-banking service provider website; fee does not apply. -Credit/debit/ATM card, electronic check or cash at a Bill Payment Kiosk, Panel or with a representative at a Verizon -Wireless Communications Store; fee does not apply. -Use of a Verizon Wireless Gift Card or Verizon Wireless device Rebate Card to pay a bill in-store, online or by telephone; fee does not apply -Paper check or money order mailed to the VZW remit address on customerís bill; fee does not apply.