| |dvd536as Mr. Pink as they comePremium
Re: New Verizon Fee Coming For All Customers
said by thegeek:What? you mean verizon doesn't have a magic money tree?
I'm sure Verizon will add a new bogus below the line fee for every customer every month for about $1.99 per line. It will be called something like Regulatory Data Block Technology Improvement Program Recovery Fee.
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| |unknvoipRIP goosePremiumReviews:
Not every month You keep saying they charged 15 million people at least $2/mo, but that is not the reality. I can say this from my experience. I was charged a handful of times on a couple of my lines, it was not 'every' month.
I was able to get some refunded by calling in, but was once told that to block data access on the phone, it could not longer send and receive picture messages covered under my text plan.
Is Verizon paying as much as they need to? I highly doubt it, but it is not the windfall you make it seem. It would take some really dumb people to pay a $2/mo charge for a service they weren't getting - but hey, it could happen.
I see on my old account that I have a $2.27 credit. Probably from a charge that I forgot to call and get credit for.
Re: Not every month I've seen some users complain about this fee on a one off basis, but I've seen other people who've fought Verizon billing about this fee on their bill every month for years. Others saw the fee multiple times in one month.
So yeah, 72 months x $1.99 per month x 15 million is the high-end estimate, but whatever the real number is I bet it's much higher than 25-75 million. In fact if Verizon agreed to $75 million I'd bet my home that it's probably closer to several hundred million.
Still not clear (I've asked and am waiting for response) if the FCC actually went in and confirmed the numbers, or if they just trusted Verizon math.
Re: Not every month
said by unknvoip:They don't read their bill because they get it electronically and they pay automatically. They just don't bother to even look at the bill.
Ok, I take it back - they are not 'dumb' but 'LAZY' instead. I am busy too, but I notice when a bill amount changes.
The bill is not hard to read - the fee is right there under "Data Usage".
Re: Refund on current billing
said by mix:I got the same thing.
My Sep 13 - Oct 12 Verizon bill, due date 11/07/10 has this line item (where X's were my phone number):
Megabyte / Kilobyte Adjustment for XXX-XXX-XXXX on 10/01/10 -4.26
Dare I go and figure out how many of these 1.99 charges I had over the course of the last few years?
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| |rchandraStargate Universe fanPremium
"earned"? "...Verizon could have potentially earned more than a billion dollars off of the fees..."
ahhhhhh...more like "collected." Not quite sure "earned" would be the word.
Locally, WBEN got this (somewhat) wrong by not mentioning these charges were to people who asked for data to be blocked.
Go Phone (AT&T) did a similar thing to me; I asked (because of the expense) for SMS and data to be disabled. They apparently didn't, because I accidentally hit some button on my phone, and there I was at some blank page in a browser. After exiting that, a message told me I had just spent $0.35 (you get a message every time you spend account money--how much, and your balance). However, when called (within minutes), this was not contested, a refund was issued to my balance, and the blocking was properly instituted (the "GPRS connected" indicator no longer appeared).
Still...I have to ask...if you do have blocking as part of your service offering, what part of "I don't/didn't want this" did you not understand?
English is a difficult enough language to interpret correctly when its rules are followed, let alone when a writer chooses not to follow those rules.
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