Switch to online billing: Save (five) trees

By now we’ve all seen the video of Justine Ezarik flipping through page after page of an iPhone bill so large that it came in a box. Unfortunately this isn’t an isolated incident. If you have an iPhone, everything downloaded over EDGE and every SMS message will be logged and printed on your bill. Pretty inconvenient, eh? Not only will you need to dispose of the bill (please shred), it’s also a terrible waste of paper. Save yourself the headache of receiving a box-bill, and switch to online billing. How? Read on.

AT&T has actually made it fairly simple to change this option online. I wouldn’t recommend calling due to hold times. To change from paper to online billing, first log in to your AT&T wireless account at wireless.att.com/my-account. If you’ve never created a password for Online Account Management, click on the Register link and sign up. Once you’ve logged in, click “Sign up for Paperless Billing” at the bottom of the left-hand column. Scroll to the bottom of the page, check the “Do not send me a paper bill” box, and click “Save Changes”.

That’s it, you’re done! You should get an email confirming your change and a warm fuzzy feeling now that you’re saving all those poor trees.


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