Hey - it's Molly! Remember
when together we beat Bank of America -- and the whole banking industry
backed away from charging us just for using our debit cards?
Well, it’s time to get the band back together. Verizon just announced a new fee for paying your bills online. Really. Even though paying via internet is fully automated.
It’s not just about the money (though if you’re like me, you don’t have extra cash to be sending to a giant phone company in order to pay your own bills).
It’s that Verizon thinks it can do anything to its customers, and that
we’re powerless to stop it. (Spoiler alert: We’re not.)
By the way, I
found out that a recent report says Verizon paid zero federal income
tax from 2008-2010, and actually got almost a billion dollars in rebates
from taxpayers. So they definitely shouldn't be nickel and diming us.
can win this. And, if we do, we’ll save a lot of money for millions of
people, many of whom are like me - not exactly swimming in a billion
dollars of rebates.
But we’ll also
prove again that times are changing. People like us have real power when
we organize together! Lots of people will see this petition, and maybe
some of them will start their own, realizing that they can change
something in their own community.