[BREAKING] Verizon Wireless cancels $2.00 fee.

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  1. cereal killer

    cereal killer DF Administrator Staff Member

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    Talk about a short lived policy. Verizon Wireless just decided to pull the plug on their new $2.00 fee. The customers have spoken and the FCC threats were heard loud and clear.

    There you have it folks. The fee is gone and it's business as usual.

    Source: Jeff Kagen / VZW
     
  2. OneTenderRebel

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    You guys are welcome, I called up the VZW headquarters and threatened to roundhouse them all to the mid section if they didn't cancel this......obviously they obliged.
     
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    Dang ya'll beat me too it. Was coming in here to post it. Just saw it on MSN page. Glad to see it gone.
     
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    I didn't want to post that in the article because it would only encourage more violence but thank you
     
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    Woo Hoo! :)

    Sent from my DROIDX
     
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    I ran into a few of the guys behind this too...
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    Then I found the main culprit...



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    ...pretty sure we're safe from two dollar fees in the future :big smile:

    Geschickt mit meinem Galaxy Nexus aus Deutschland
     
  7. gadgetrants

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    Cool, just in time to make the BONEHEADED LIST OF COMMUNICATION/MEDIA MOVES of 2011.

    File this one somewhere near:

    - Netflix splits into two services and increases prices, or Netflix renames it's DVD service to "Qwikster"

    - HP decides to scrap PC business -- or WAIT, who said that, no we don't!!!

    -Matt
     
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    Chuck Norris must have threatened Verizon.
     
  9. k1ngr4t

    k1ngr4t Senior Member

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    You forgot Bank of America's debit card fee as well.
     
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    It's only going to get worse as more and more industries become oligarchies.

    Back in the day when you had 20-30 big comapnies (and lots of smaller ones) fighting each other, they'd never think of passing off fee's like these to the customers to make a quick quarterly increase. No competition? Well, not much keeping them from doing so.

    What you going to do, go to Sprint / AT&T? (if you can get out of contract)

    It's the sad state of our conssumerist economy. Can we get some Capitalism back maybe? Or is the government doing it's job as a counterwight "socialism"?
     
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    I think I look at the world through rose-colored glasses and don't quite see it so grimly (though I admit you might be 100% right). I think moves like this are actually totally reasonable, and get floated all the time. If I were in private business, the phrase "what the market will bear" would be on my lips 24/7. The goal of the company is as much success and profitability as possible. So I also think lots of business regulation helps to keep those tendencies from going unchecked. And in this case, it was probably more like:

    Guy 1: Damn, we're losing a lot of money on those call-in bill payments.
    Guy 2: Let's float a $2 service fee and see what happens.
    ***Customers rebel***
    Guys 1 and 2: OK, bad idea. Let's continue eating the cost.

    -Matt
     
  12. nateohio

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    I might accept that if they weren't already making a huge profit on text and calling plans. What does a text cost the cell phone company to send? Next to nothing, something crazy like .00005 cents. How much is your average consumer spending on text per line $20-30 a month.

    That and their overpriced data packages. I would have no problem paying increased data charges, if they would make the text and calling plans cheaper. Something they haven't done (with the exception of sprint) in years.