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Auto pay discount bait and switch

Auto pay discount bait and switch

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Contributor Bobo19
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I signed up for Fios recently, cancelling Spectrum.

 

I read all the terms and conditions before signing up, especially https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/account/pay-bill/setup-autopay

 

now that im a customer, Verizon is telling me I can’t use my credit card for the auto pay discount.

 

not a happy customer, I’m switching back to Spectrum.

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Gold Contributor VII
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I believe the auto pay has to be debit from your checking account. You see companies have to pay a fee to the credit card issuer to accept credit cards. Any where from 4% up to 14% or more. So Verizon doesn’t want to incur fees.

 

 

Contributor Bobo19
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Right. Look at the link I posted above:

 

  • “Can I use a bank account, debit or credit card?Yes! You are always free to use whichever payment method is most convenient for you.”

That’s why I titled this post “bait and switch” - that’s a perfect example of deceptive business practices.

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