Jackassery

So, guess what? Verizon’s going to start charging users $2 to pay their bill online:

As Marguerite Reardon writes in the aforelinked story:

Verizon Wireless plans to charge subscribers a new $2 fee every time they pay their wireless bills online or directly over the phone:

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The new fee will go into effect starting January 15 and doesn’t apply to customers paying their bills with an electronic check or who enroll in autopay using a credit, debit, or AT&T cards, according to the memo posted on Endgadget. Customers using Verizon Wireless gift cards or Verizon Wireless device rebate cards and customers using standard paper check and money orders made payable directly to Verizon Wireless will also not be charged a fee, Phone Scoop reported.

This is, without question, a total dick move. I wonder if the other carriers will soon follow suit.

I like MG Siegler’s summation of this:

What a total shitbag move. Verizon is actually incentivizing many people not to pay your bill. Pure greed.

Yep.