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Occupy Verizon!

Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 2:14 PM
Verizon, which ain't cheap for anything to begin with, is now going to start a $2 fee for any payment by phone or Internet when you use a credit card. (The fee will not apply to automatic payments by credit cards.)

Verizon Wireless to charge $2 for one-time payment - Yahoo! Finance

Occupy Verizon! Boycott like people did over BoA's fees! Otherwise, this charge will be coming to a bill near your mail box.
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me1004me1004370 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
Rep Points: 2,572
1. Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 5:06 PM
Thanks, there goes my RCA debit card payment option.
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51hh51hh1,476 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
Rep Points: 6,426
2. Friday, December 30, 2011 - 2:39 PM
Verizon just reneged...
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darkdreamer4udarkdreamer4u174 posts since
Jun 11, 2010
Rep Points: 632
3. Friday, December 30, 2011 - 3:49 PM
Your threat to occupy Verizon has worked. They backed down. Verizon Cancels $2 ‘Convenience Fee’ After Backlash - Bloomberg
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EnronLoveChunkEnronLoveChunk20 posts since
Oct 19, 2011
Rep Points: 67
4. Friday, December 30, 2011 - 3:51 PM
Yes, I just came to post that myself:

http://www.reuters.com/article/20...13I2011123

Seems there was a huge uproar from customers about it, and Verizon backed down. Good -- and everyone should now know to create a big uproar any time ANYONE tries this.

And I remind, this only became possible about a year or year and a half ago, when Congress passed a law that for the first time allowed businesses to charge a fee to people using credit cards. Until then, it was not legal to charge a surcharge for use of a credit card (although word games have been played by gas stations for years about not charging a surcharge  but giving a cash discount -- something never challenged in court). Congress should not have done that, and Obama should not have signed that law. Businesses don't have to take a credit card, but if they do, they should not get to charge extra for taking it. The idea from the get go was to reduce the need to carry a lot of cash around all the time, move toward a cashless society (or at least a less-cash society). If the push now will be to go back to a cash society, then expect street robberies to be on the rise.
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me1004me1004370 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
Rep Points: 2,572
5. Monday, March 5, 2012 - 10:38 PM
can two card issued in case of joint account???
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arsalanarsalan1 posts since
Mar 3, 2012
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6. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 7:35 AM
can two card issued in case of joint account???

If you mean two debit cards (with different card numbers) for a joint checking account, the answer is "yes."

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51hh51hh1,476 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
Rep Points: 6,426
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