Verizon Scraps $2 Fee
'Convenience' charge dies a quick death amid outcry
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2011 2:38 PM CST
Verizon Wireless is backtracking on a new fee.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)

(Newser) – About that new $2 "convenience fee" for Verizon Wireless customers: Never mind. The company backtracked quickly today and scrapped its plan to charge customers who make one-time payments online or by phone, reports the Wall Street Journal. Online petitions in protest sprang up immediately, and federal regulators said they were looking into the legalities of the fee before Verizon abruptly pulled the plug.