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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by treb1797, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User
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  2. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    Just saw this comment on the droid-life comments:

    Since I use a saved checking account with routing #/etc, I guess it'll remain free for me. They seem to be only charging for debit or credit charging.
  3. animalfries2

    animalfries2 Lurker

    theyre only really trying to deter you from using a card.

    im set up through my bank's Bill Pay feature.. which isnt auto-pay
  4. JSK

    JSK Newbie

    Which is stupid as you can still use a card in-store to pay your bill.

    How is that any different?
  5. halon

    halon hakuna matata

    It gets you in the store and you might end up buying something? LOL
  6. wolverine13

    wolverine13 Lurker

    It's only if you pay with your debit card or credit card. There was nothing said about using your checking account. I always pay by my checking so the fees won't effect me at all. Unless Verizon decide to add that also.
  7. danzini

    danzini Newbie

    Sad, but true.
  8. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Looks like its back to a check via snail mail for me
  9. wolverine13

    wolverine13 Lurker

    No need to mail in your payment. You can still pay online using your check account. There is no fees for that option. Doube check with a verizon CS just to make sure though.
  10. soy.lor.n

    soy.lor.n Well-Known Member

    thanks... definitely need to change it to the checking account it seems
  11. kl68

    kl68 Member

    Yup, I'll just use my bank's bill pay option and have my bank send them a physical check for free, it'll end up costing them more to have someone process the check. Dumb ass VZ.
  12. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Android Expert

    The reason they're charging the fee for paying with credit and debit cards is because the banks charge them a fee when they take a payment via those methods. The banks don't charge Verizon a fee when you pay online via your checking account.
  13. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Android Enthusiast

    Is this in our contract? If they want to charge us extra that was never mention in the original contract, can't we get out of the contract?
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  14. WA_Bob

    WA_Bob Android Expert

    Yeah - I'm sure it was someone's great idea, but they'll learn the hard way. ;)
  15. kyler13

    kyler13 Android Expert

    I don't see this as that big of a deal. I mean, you can still pay with credit card as long as it's with the auto pay feature (that's what I do for credit card rewards). Even if they did it for that, I'd just go back to using my bank's bill pay service which is ACH debit. As long as you practice financial responsibility, not really an impact.
  16. kyler13

    kyler13 Android Expert

    Not entirely true. You can still use your credit card to pay your bill as long as it's set up for autopay. It's the one-time payment method that will charge you the convenience fee if you use debit or credit.

    Are you positive they won't start charging a convenience fee on that, too?
  17. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    Other companies do this as well, it isn't new.
  18. tbzj7

    tbzj7 Member

    Ah like was brought out the most expensive company keeps getting higher and higher...
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  19. kyler13

    kyler13 Android Expert

    I can't disagree with the concept that they're getting more and more expensive, but adding a convenience fee to a convenience feature isn't really an example of it.
  20. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User
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  21. kl68

    kl68 Member

    I think VZ is getting more and more arrogant, they think they're the only game in town, just like how Netflix used to think of themselves and see how well that turned out. And just like what the banks were trying to do with charging people for using their debit cards - that didn't turn out so well either. I hope VZ would learn from those other companies.

    And another thing, I didn't see them give me credit for switching to online billing only and saving them money by not having to print out my bill and mailing it to me. I'm going to switch it back so they'll have to send me the hard copy of bill.
  22. stereoeclectic

    stereoeclectic Well-Known Member

    ridiculous. looks like i won't be paying by phone anymore.

    unfortunately, AT&T sucks even more.
  23. bsutton1

    bsutton1 Android Enthusiast

    I use the Verizon android app to pay my bills. It's set up with my checking account. Would I still get charged the $2 for doing that?

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