In a move that is sure to upset some customers, Verizon has announced on its website that it will start charging a $2 convenience fee “for customers who make single bill payments online or by telephone.”

The $2 fee will apply to those who pay with credit or debit cards on a per-statement basis, either through the company’s website or by telephone, and the company says that the fee is designed to offset the cost that credit card companies charge Verizon for processing payments.

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On its website, Verizon is encouraging its customers to choose one of seven alternative payment options to avoid incurring the fee — those options include enrolling in an Auto-Pay system on the company’s website, paying via check or cash via mail, paying at a Verizon kiosk, or paying with a Verizon gift card.

The new fee goes into effect on January 15.

To see how to AVOID paying the $2 fee, click below:

Article Courtesy of The Huffington Post

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