I hate to be the bearer of bad news but before I begin, I just want to say — please, keep it civil in the comments, folks. Starting January 15th, Verizon Wireless will be charging their customers an additional $2 “convenience fee” for paying their cellphone bill whether online and/or through the phone. Verizon already has a reputation as the most expensive carrier in the US and this just further adds to the nickel and diming customers have to pay for “premium” wireless services. You can see all the leaked documentation down below.
Of course, you can always avoid this fee by enrolling in “auto pay” (an option I have to take with my car insurance to avoid higher fees) but I’m still curious. How are all you Verizon Wireless customers going to take this news? Is $2 a month — $24 a year — a small price to pay for amazing coverage and 4G LTE (when it’s working). Or will this be the final straw sending you to more affordable carriers with possibly less coverage? I’m sure Republic Wireless is sounding better every day…