Verizon abandons online FiOS credit card payment fee

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) apparently realized that if it wants to attract more FiOS subscribers, not to mention keeping its current subscribers happy, it should not charge users $3.50 to pay their bill on line with a credit card.

On its Twitter account, Verizon spokesman Bill Kula says the company is going to "evaluate" the fee.

"The proposed pilot test of a $3.50 per month fee for FiOS Internet and FiOS TV customers only without phone service from Verizon, and who live in California, Texas and Florida only, and who pay their bill via a credit card was scheduled to have begun on Saturday, Oct.16, but was not implemented as planned," he said. "Verizon has communicated this update to customers who fit the criteria of the proposed test. For now, we're evaluating the program before taking any further action."

Much like its elimination of early termination fees and contracts, getting rid of the online payment fee is obviously another effort by Verizon to make itself look more attractive to customers that are on the fence about signing up for FiOS.

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- Broadband DSL Reports has this post

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