Verizon Wireless Confirms $2 Fee for Making One-Time Payments
The Charge is Valid!
Verizon is saying "enough is enough" to this charge as they're losing capital and need to make up for it. So, they pass the charge onto customers.
My local breadstore does the same thing if you pay with a debit card. They charge a debit fee.
I'll call it a "lazy/convienence fee", essentially that's what it is. You can still pay by cash at a store, by check at a store, or by check by mail...however if you want the LAZY/convient way of going through a debit over the phone in less than 5 minutes, or through the PC in less than 3 minutes, then you're going to have to PAY for that privalege.