30 Dec '11, 9am

Verizon's $2.60 'convenience fee' sparks uproar in US: ... judging by an outpouring of complaints on Twitter and...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Verizon users vented their anger online after the United States (US) company announced a new US$2 (S$2.6) 'convenience fee' on certain one-time bill payments, in the latest popular backlash against alleged corporate greed. Verizon announced the new fee on Thursday, saying it was '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).' The fee would not apply to customers using electronic checks or AutoPay, or those paying with mailed-in paper checks, gift or rebate cards, or through online banking transfers. Many customers appeared unsatisfied with those options, however, judging by an outpouring of complaints on Twitter and online petitions one of which had gathered some 400 signatures by late Thursday. 'Crazy world when you have to pay a fee to...

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