Verizon to charge $2 for monthly bills paid online or over the phone
Starting January 15, every Verizon customer who chooses to pay their monthly bill online or over the phone will be charged a $2 convenience fee for the transaction. That is what becomes evident after examining these spy shots that a source for Droid Life provided. Yes, we know that the amount is not of epic proportions, but it sure is annoying having to pay an extra $24 per year if you have already opted in for a pretty hefty data plan.
Fortunately, there are several workarounds to the $2 fee. One of them is to sign up for Verizon's Auto Pay service, which will automatically charge your card or checking account on a monthly basis. The other one would be to go old-school and either send Verizon a check, an actual paper one, or pay at a Verizon outlet. Alternatively, if your bank provides automatic bill payments, that is an option as well. And by the way, gift cards are not subjected to the convenience fee.
So, if you don't have Auto Pay enabled yet, that would probably be the best way to go. Ironically, having your bill paid automatically seems convenient enough despite not requiring you to pay any extra fees.
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source: Droid Life