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.