After Getting Called Out, Verizon Rescinds Non-USF-Replacement-Fee Fee

from the refund-time dept

Early and often, Verizon got criticized for replacing a USF recovery fee on its DSL customers' bills with a strikingly similar "supplier surcharge". BellSouth pulled a similar move, though it yanked it a couple days later. Now, following criticism from the FCC and the apparent anger of its commissioner, Kevin Martin, Verizon says it, too, will drop the fee. Where it gets amusing is Verizon's press release, where a C-level exec says "We have listened to our customers," which apparently happens so infrequently that it's worth noting in a press release. Seriously, though: how long before the company drops all its other fee-based nonsense and just shifts to The Onion's pricing plan?

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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Aug 2006 @ 5:41pm

    well, as a verizon customer, i knew well before techdirt or any other "news" source that they dropped the usf fee and replaced it with the "let's put some money into our already fat pockets" fee... you'd at least hope that they'd inform their customers that they're going to be dropping the latter fee rather than letting them find out from a 3rd party. but hey, not everyone has the brilliant logic skills that you posses mr. potatoes.

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