Verizon To Charge for Phone/Online Bill Pay

Mashable is reporting that Verizon is going to charge $2.00 USD in order to make phone or online payments starting on January 15, 2012.  I can understand a charge to pay your bill by phone, since that takes a person's time to answer the phone and process the payment.  But to charge for online payments?  This just doesn't make sense - especially since they don't charge you for AutoPay, electronic check or payment kiosks.  We'd encourage anyone who might be affected to enroll in AutoPay if that's something you're able to do.