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Verizon Sucks

Verizon's Contrived
Late Fees RIPOFF

STILL DOING IT!
They Allow NO Time to Pay the Bill.

by Vaughn Aubuchon
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Paying Your Utilities in 2019

When you pay by check, just how much time does the billing company allow you to put your check in the mail, before you will be charged a late fee?

Verizon is the worst. And their policy just became MORE onerous in April - they make money by clobbering you with PHONY, FORCED late charges.
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Utility
Due Date Lead Times
(actual)

Company

2019
Billing
Date
D
A
Y
S
*
2019
Received
Date
D
A
Y
S
**
2019
DUE
Date

A.T.T.

Apr. 23
7
Apr. 30
19
May 23

Credit Card

May 2
5
May 8
16
May 28

Comcast

Apr. 27
5
May 5
9
May 18

Verizon

May 4
18
May 22
- 2
May 24

     * Days delay BEFORE I get the bill.

** Days to pay
AFTER I get the bill,
allowing 4 days for the USPS
to deliver it.

The B@stards Did It AGAIN!

Verizon

Nov. 4
18
Nov. 22
0
Nov. 26

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The point of this chart is obvious-
Verizon SUCKS.
This is an CLEAR extortion attempt to
defraud customers with late charges.


I do not feel compelled to RACE 12 miles into town to my P.O. Box, EVERY D@MNED DAY just because Verizon tells me I MUST, as the only way to avoid paying their D@MNED, trumped-up LATE FEE.
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That's not enough for Verizon.
My January 2018 bill contained the following text.

"Important Bill Due Date Information"
"Verizon is standardizing the number of days to pay your bill.
Beginning with your bill with a January due date, your payment will be due 3 days earlier than it is today. This change will only affect the
amount of time you have to pay your bill and will not change your billing cycle or billed charges."

It may not "change my billing cycle" from THEIR point of view, but it SURE AS HE|L CHANGES IT from MY point of view. I was already running like hell to get to my d@nmed P.O. Box ASAP, and now you are giving me 3 FEWER DAYS?

Know what the definition of an A-HO is?
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SCREW YOU, Verizon.
Their "Billing Date" is PURE BS, because they don't mail it till
WEEKS LATER !!!!!!!

There are 3 missing parameters here -
1. WE don't get to know WHEN THEY MAILED IT, because there is NO POSTMARK.

2. There is no postmark, because they use some CHEAPO postage rate mail plan, which is inferior to regular mail delivery.

3. Therefore, we have no idea what the delivery time is, after they actually mail it, but with the cheaper postage rate, you KNOW it is going to be slower.
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I smell a class action lawsuit.
This damn screw-the-customer cr@p, BY DESIGN, has got to stop. Vote Elizabeth Warren.

The Verizon jerks have now made it IMPOSSIBLE for me to avoid a late fee. The last two bills they sent had LATE FEES.

There is ONE solution.
Get the he|l away from Verizon, a unbridled monopoly which abuses its customers IN MANY WAYS.

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BS
Auto-Pay

So. I went to the local Verizon office on 41st Ave. in Capitola, to complain. They didn't know what I was talking about, and didn't care.

They offered one solution - AUTO PAY. Right.
Here is my previous experience with Verizon auto-pay.
Good Lord.

BS
Auto-Pay

Don't even get me started on their BS "customer service" (customer avoidance).

I was paying for my invalid wife's iPad account, with Auto-Pay, when she died. They would NOT CLOSE that account (MY account) without the serial number. The iPad disappeared, and there was NO WAY to find out the serial number.

They would NOT even allow me to cancel my OWN DAMNED ACCOUNT for the iPad. My excellent Union Bank was able to erase the charges, for the previous 3 months.

And, I was forced to have my bank cancel my credit card, and issue another.

SCREW YOU, Verizon.

NO MORE AUTOPAY for me, EVER. It is always pushed as a "convenience". BUT, it is primarily a vehicle allowing a vendor to ROB YOU of fees, that you DON'T OWE.

ESPECIALLY, to collect "Early Termination Fees", that just so happen to be THE FULL COST of a 2-year contract. This is TOTAL BS - slimy vendors screwing over the public.

AND NOW, the CONTRIVED LATE FEE SWINDLE. Vote Elizabeth Warren, from the CFPB
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Let's end this CR@P.

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Disclaimer:
The author is not perfect. Errors can and do occur.
All reported errors will be corrected, upon verification.
Verizon SUCKS.

Thank you for your time.

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