OVERLAND PARK, Kan and SEATTLE Nov. 9, 2010 Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced a partnership with doxo to offer its customers a new, easy-to-use paperless billing solution. Sprint customers, beginning today, can go to www.doxo.com/sprint and sign up to receive, manage and file all of their Sprint bills for free through doxo.
Once connected to Sprint on doxo, customers will receive Sprint bills directly in their doxo account. Within doxo, a user can take action on a bill and file it in their personal online file cabinet. The bill can be printed, downloaded or deleted at any time, and is securely stored for as long as the customer keeps his/her doxo account. With a doxo account, a user can receive bills from multiple providers, all in one place. Sprint customers who use doxo can get their Sprint bills alongside bills from other companies such as utilities, cable and health insurance. Having everything in one place makes it easier for customers to stay organized and to not miss any due dates.
“Millions of Sprint customers currently go paperless through Sprint’s e-billing system and now we’re excited to offer our customers another environmentally sound paperless option that allows them to easily receive their bills online through doxo,” said Scott Rice, vice president, Care and Billing Services for Sprint. “Our partnership with doxo helps Sprint move even closer to our paper reduction goals.”
Sprint is committed to reducing its paper consumption by 30 percent by 2017. Sprint has already made excellent progress towards that goal – reducing its paper consumption by 27 percent since 2007. More than 23 percent of Sprint customers have signed up for paperless billing with Sprint to date through Sprint’s existing e-billing system solutions. This has helped Sprint save 2.4 million pounds of paper and has prevented the production of 13.2 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions and 26.5 million gallons of waste water. Sprint will continue to offer its existing e-billing system and doxo will now provide a way for Sprint customers to receive their Sprint bills, as well as manage bills and documents from their other providers, in a single place.
“There is potential in the market for a massive leap in paperless adoption – three to five times higher than current levels” said Steve Shivers, doxo CEO. “With Sprint on doxo there is a terrific new approach for Sprint customers. We expect to jointly eliminate tons of mail, reduce hassle for customers, and save a bunch of trees along the way.”
More than 50 billion bills and other business documents are mailed in the United States each year, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Producing this amount of paper requires 11 million trees, generates 12 million tons of greenhouse emissions, and uses 650 million gallons of fuel. Going paperless is one way for customers to help protect the environment.
Sprint’s industry-leading sustainability practices, programs and products continue to receive recognition. Sprint ranked No. 6 in Newsweek’s second annual green ranking, the highest among all U.S. telecom companies. Newsweek’s exclusive environmental ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States recognizes companies that lead their industries in terms of environmental performance, policies and reputation. In 2009, Sprint also ranked highest among all U.S. telecom companies at #15 overall.
Sprint was also ranked highest among the wireless carrier industry on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s “Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.” Sprint also scored highest among U.S.-based wireless companies on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2009 Global 500 Report. In addition, Sprint recently received the “Sustainability Leadership Award” at the International Electronics Recycling Conference and Expo (IERCE) for its leadership among wireless carriers in the recycling of mobile handsets.
For more information on Sprint programs that protect the environment, go to www.sprint.com/responsibility, or follow @SprintGreenNews on Twitter.
For more information on the Sprint-doxo partnership, visit www.doxo.com/sprint. For more information on how doxo helps businesses drive a dramatic increase in paperless adoption, visit www.doxo.com/business/.
About Sprint Nextel Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 48.8 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2010 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, Common Cents Mobile and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
doxo is pioneering the way that people connect and go paperfree with their service providers. doxo provides a free web service that makes it simple for consumers to receive, manage, and file all their bills and other important documents from multiple service providers, all in one place with one password. For businesses, doxo breaks through the barriers to paperless adoption, saving billions of dollars in printing, paper and postage costs, increasing customer engagement, and dramatically reducing environmental waste. doxo investors include top-tier venture partners Mohr Davidow Ventures and Bezos Expeditions, the venture investment fund of Jeff Bezos. The company is led by experienced executives from Qpass, Amazon, Snapfish, and Microsoft, who have driven consumer adoption of new online services and processed billions of dollars in consumer mobile and Internet transactions. doxo is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. More information can be found at www.doxo.com. simply organized. simply paperfree. simply doxo.