Ungreen iPhone paper bills

At 89 pages, AT&T's iPhone paper invoice is, well, pretty dang huge.

In July, I got an invoice from AT&T that I thought was an aberration--it was slightly longer than my previous bills with my Razr, but my last invoice spanned the period where I had both phones--maybe that was it, right? Well, I just got my latest iPhone-only bill, and it turns out that the eco-unfriendly bill was not an aberration.

So, while my monthly total bill is now a noticeable $10 cheaper because I changed my data and SMS text plans, my monthly paper invoice has grown noticeably larger and heavier--89 pages in total--about 30 percent bigger than my Razr bills. (I guess I'm lucky: I've read reportsof invoices being more than 300+ pages!)

I think I will switch to the paperless, online billing invoice AT&T offers, but as a lawyer, somehow I feel some need for paper invoices for evidence or record-keeping. I still feel this even though I know that electronic versions of documents and invoices are more portable and easy to keep track of--call it my inner Luddite. That aside, AT&T, I'm not sure it's necessary to track every kilobyte of data, or is it?

About the author

    Kevin Ho is an attorney living in San Francisco. He's from Iowa originally where he got his first Atari computer when he was little and remembers using the Apple IIGS. He is PC-user but secretly a Mac person in the closet as evidenced by many an iPod cluttering his desk drawers. He'll be writing about his experience with the iPhone. Disclosure.

     

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