Report: Verizon to Charge $2 Fee

Maybe this will go the way of Bank of America’s $5 banking fee? An internal memo leaked Thursday revealed that Verizon plans to charge customers $2 for every bill they pay online or by phone. The new fee will go into effect on Jan. 15. Customers who use autopay or pay their bills with an electronic check will not be charged, and neither will customers using a standard paper check, a money order, Verizon Wireless gift cards, or rebate cards. Verizon said that customers will be notified of the fee before they complete their transactions.