Verizon Wireless Confirms $2 Fee for Making One-Time Payments
Top message: Why I Won't AutoPay or allow ACH by Reighvin
Replying to: Re: Why I Won't AutoPay or allow ACH by yarmock
There are other options if you read the article again, its confusing but there are more scenarios where they dont charge the fee. You can always pay on your own from your banks site, for example I have Chase, so you can just make payments whenever from chase.com and its free of charge.
This is what I do. Pay it from your bank's site. Save time and hasten the demise of the USPS a little more. There are a lot of options here.