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T-Mobile is now about to charge a fee of $1.50 in order for you to still receive a paper bill. I'm all for this idea. I love paperless billing and get it wherever I can, I get cranky when certain creditors "don't do that”, get with the program, who needs more paper! Some people are outraged by this of course, claiming that it's not T-Mobile being environmentally friendly but all for the sake of the mighty buck! Who knows, maybe a little of both but still, think if everyone who had a cell phone went paperless how many trees would be saved? I get enough junk mail on a daily basis, I want to decrease the amount of envelopes I have to open. Now if only the post office would increase the cost of junk mail (bulk mail costs next to nothing) then maybe we'd never have to check our mailboxes again, I Heart that idea Day Dreaming
So whatcha think? Do you think T-Mobile is going overboard here or is it a trend that everyone will soon follow?

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Re: T-Mobile to gouge customers $1.50 per month for paper ...

Well I think this is a great idea if you are a consumer but to a point. I mean I look at my grandmother who has a cell phone but doesn't own a computer (she is 84), is it fair to her? I think T-mobile should encourage ppl to go paperless by maybe giving them a discount vs changing someone who needs a paper bill. I also look at if from the business end. I don't use t-mobile but I do use Nextel and I need a paper bill for my records (to file) so if I used t-mobile I would now have to use my paper and my ink to print it out - yeah I would be annoyed. For my personal use I have no issue and I would go paperless (I do for a number of bills that I get).

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Re: T-Mobile to gouge customers $1.50 per month for paper ...
You know its funny that you mention that, i did think of the old folks when doing the thread, and yes you do have a good point.. as far as the business end of things, well you dont have to print every bill out, you can just save the online bill as a PDF and store it on your computer, until needed.
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Re: T-Mobile to gouge customers $1.50 per month for paper ...

T-Mobile still offers a "summary paper bill" for free. It just does not have all your calls/messages on it. It's simply summary of your charges.


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Re: T-Mobile to gouge customers $1.50 per month for paper ...

well that is good to know. Like I said I dont use t-mobile but I wouldn't be happy with the no bill but I would be ok with the summary bill I guess.

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