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Verizon Wireless (VZ +0.4%) says it has canceled its plan to charge a $2 one-time payment fee...

Verizon Wireless (VZ +0.4%) says it has canceled its plan to charge a $2 one-time payment fee because of customer feedback, according to a Reuters flash. (earlier)
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  • alan.greenscam
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    LOL, what a joke, I would still move my acct from these idiots just for being so stupid in the first place...... any Co who even thinks, dreams up ways to gouge there customers can go bankrupt for all I care...
    30 Dec 2011, 03:37 PM Reply Like
  • Jackson999
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    Yeah but you can't move if you are stuck under a 2 year contract.

     

    That is anti-competitive and I think the FCC should look into (and prohibit) such contracts.
    30 Dec 2011, 03:51 PM Reply Like
  • coddy0
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    Jackson999
    Yeah but you can't move if you are stuck under a 2 year contract.
    That is anti-competitive and I think the FCC should look into (and prohibit) such contracts.
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    not correct
    nobody stuck and can move any minute
    30 Dec 2011, 04:16 PM Reply Like
  • alan.greenscam
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    You can do anything you want in life friend........
    30 Dec 2011, 04:17 PM Reply Like
  • Sheik Rattle Enroll
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    Absolutely, phone purchases and phone plans should be completely decoupled.
    30 Dec 2011, 05:32 PM Reply Like
  • coddy0
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    Sheik Rattle Enroll
    Absolutely, phone purchases and phone plans should be completely decoupled
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    what if I want coupled plan, if it saves me money
    30 Dec 2011, 05:47 PM Reply Like
  • Spencer Knight
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    It's not anti-competitive because there is plenty of competition in the market. There are dozens of month to month companies that have the same or better plans with slightly less coverage. But if you live in the big cities like most of us then the coverage is the same.

     

    It's like Costco only allowing customers with a membership to shop there. But since there are plenty of other similar outlets to shop they aren't breaking any rules; simply, theoretically, hurting themselves for turning away consumers. But as we know not all theories are true. Enough of my digression now...
    30 Dec 2011, 05:57 PM Reply Like
  • Energysystems
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    Actually, you can shop at Costco and not be a member.
    31 Dec 2011, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • dinky doo
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    I didn't know that hehe hee!
    1 Jan 2012, 12:51 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    Hehehe, that was quick
    30 Dec 2011, 03:54 PM Reply Like
  • SwingTraders
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    Remember when telecommunications prices were relatively cheap and television was free? Now you can pay $80 a month and up for a phone with cool apps and another $100 or so a month for cable TV and high speed internet. Got kids? Add another $50-$100 a month for phones.

     

    What do you get for all that? A couple hundred channels replaying the same movies, sitcoms and infomercials night after night. The quality of reporting on television, newspapers, and the internet with their round the clock reporting gets you hundreds of sources all reporting the same tabloid nonsense with almost no in-depth reporting.

     

    So what does the average modern family pay for all of this improved technology? My guess is too much for what you get. Eventually our fascination with texting, face book, twittering and brainless games will subside. Why else would such quasi-monopolies as T and VZ sport dividend yields far in excess of the tobacco stocks?

     

    What happens when daddy loses his job or mom gets her hours cut back. What do you cut--mortgage payments, gas and electric, food? The latest VZ snafu over a proposed online payment gouge stinks of desperation. The tech fad de jour is about to slow.
    30 Dec 2011, 06:09 PM Reply Like
  • TexDan
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    due to customer feedback, or because the FCC stepped in? Hmmm
    30 Dec 2011, 11:07 PM Reply Like
  • dinky doo
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    both!
    31 Dec 2011, 10:14 PM Reply Like
  • dinky doo
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    there are a lot of people passing around 'hate verizon' ( $VZ ) videos around you tube that obviously haven't gotten this news yet! Check out this outspoken example of 'customer feedback' http://bit.ly/su8KHA caution video contains profanity!
    31 Dec 2011, 09:58 PM Reply Like
  • coddy0
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    dinky doo
    caution video contains profanity!
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    thank you for profanity contained in video

     

    and this is for you
    http://bit.ly/uvkjtu
    31 Dec 2011, 10:27 PM Reply Like
  • dinky doo
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    What does a singing cat have to do with VZ's preposterous new fee charging attempt?
    1 Jan 2012, 12:52 PM Reply Like
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