Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:27 PM
[quote name='crunchb3rry']So is this "one-time" payment different from a scheduled monthly autopayment? [/quote]
Yes, it's just logging in and making payment manually. If you use automatic bill payment (even with a credit card) you wont get the fee.
I guess I'll just change my credit card number to my debit card number. And hope Verizon doesn't get hacked like PSN, because I already had my credit card number stolen from them. But at least with PSN I'd only be responsible for $50 of whatever got charged rather than being cleaned out.[/quote]
I wouldn't do that. Just set up automatic payments with your credit card and you'll avoid the fee. Never good to put your debit card online as if you get frauded you have to file a report and wait for the bank to investigate and give you your money back. With a CC you can dispute the charges and never pay them and thus never be without that money for any amount of time.
Plus, the only debit cards you could use would be Visa/MC check cards and they probably count those as CC's when making a one time payment, so you'd still get the feel.
Other ways to avoid the fee are to use online bill pay through your bank's web site, pay via electronic check, or just go back to paper bills and mailing checks.
Annoying for sure in any case for anyone who wasn't already using automatic payments or their bank's online billing system.
Maybe the cunts at Verizon can soften the blow by offering unlimited internet for $30 or less a month instead of the caps bullshit.[/QUOTE]