Verizon pulled some strings and in a thoughtful gesture will be waiving the bill for many of their customers.
Verizon would soon be getting their own option for carrier billing in the Google Play Store. Today Google themselves have just confirmed exactly that. Currently other carriers offer this, while Verizon doesn't. Over the next few weeks that will be changing.
Google Play Store isn't anything new. I've been able to bill app purchases directly to T-Mobile for a long, long time. Today though Google has issued an update regarding what all we can purchase and bill to carriers, and who all supports the system. If you're the type that hates giving out that credit card number (like my parents) this graph might be worth a second look.
$2 convenience fee has caught the FCC's attention and they are now looking into the new plan and hopefully will report back.