Update to Verizon 2 dollar fee situation

From today’s All Things Digital article by Lauren Goode:

Verizon Introduces “Convenience Fee” for Some Online, Phone Payments


Customers can avoid the new fee by enrolling in Auto Pay — or by paying by e-check, online directly from their bank Web site, at a Verizon Wireless store, using a Verizon Wireless gift card or rebate, or by good old-fashioned check or money order.