Most banks offer basic online billing services for free, and you can set up automatic billing payments to avoid late fees. Online payment is a simple process, for example: logging into your account on the Verizon website, then navigating to the Billing section, clicking on it, you will be prompted to enter your bank account number and other information. Then authorizing the bank to pay the bill for you.
The credit card applications in the taxis make tipping quite easy, as most of them automatically calculate 10% or 20% of the fare (or another amount at the discretion of the rider). The rider, then, only needs to push a button to indicate the amount of the tip. Alternatively, you can leave the tip off of the credit card and pay the cabbie in cash. That said, the fare can also be paid in cash, too.
At the end of your ride, the LCD television screen clears and asks how you intend to pay – cash or debit/credit card. If you select debit/credit, the screen then presents to you a touch pad indicating the fare plus gratuity options. The system calculates for you 10, 15 and 20% gratuities.
Plus New York State Congestion Surcharge of $2.50 (Yellow Taxi) or $2.75 (Green Taxi and FHV) or 75 cents (any shared ride) for all trips that begin, end or pass through Manhattan south of 96th Street. Plus tips and any tolls. There is no charge for extra passengers, luggage or bags, or paying by credit card.