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Much has been written about the operational efficiencies and environmental benefits of paperless billing, both for the consumer and the business. But there are still far more monthly bills and invoices sent out via paper than by digital means.
That is what motivated Sprint Nextel to announce this week that it will start using a new billing scheme. The new format, called the ecoEnvelope, uses a single envelope both for sending out bills and for allowing customers to send back their payments.