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Verizon Wireless To Charge $2 Fee For Some Bill Payments

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BOSTON (CBS) – Verizon Wireless plans to starting charging its subscribers $2 every time they pay their wireless bills online or directly over the phone.

The new “convenience fee” will start January 15.

Verizon issued a statement explaining the move on its website Thursday.

“The fee will help allow us to continue to support these single bill payment options in these channels and is designed to address costs incurred by us for only those customers who choose to make single bill payments in alternate payment channels (online, mobile, telephone). It is waived for those who pay by electronic check or enroll in AutoPay — we encourage customers to use those or other payment options that incur no fees.”

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