The FCC, who has been busy dealing with plenty of cellphone carriers business as of late is now apparently looking into another pressing matter. Verizon's recently announced $2 convenience fee has caught the FCC's attention and they are now looking into the new plan and hopefully will report back.
According to Reuters the telecommunications regulators at the FCC are looking into a fee for such conveniences and this is what they had to say:
"On behalf of American consumers, we're concerned about Verizon's actions and are looking into the matter"
Basically not a lot, but enough to make us report the news and wonder if we'll see anything become of it. I know many friends and readers alike weren't happy with the news that Verizon would start charging us for a simple task such as paying your bill online -- so we'll see.
This new fee for Verizon Wireless customers is set to take effect on January 15th 2012 so we'll have to wait and see if anything comes from this FCC report. We wont be seeing much but hopefully they can change Big Red's mind. Other carriers have been charging for similar things for years so the chance this gets dropped is doubtful -- but it's really anyone's guess at this point.