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#130974 4-Oct-2013 08:42
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In Sept Telecom change their billing format.
Unfortunately they now include promotional photos on the bill.
In June, July, Aug the bills were always 35Kb, this month it's up to 1.3Mb
Does someone know if I can swap back to the old 'lite' bill format?

Past bill file sizes in Kb
04.pdf 49
05.pdf 48
06.pdf 35
07.pdf 35
08.pdf 35
09.pdf 650
10.pdf 1324


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  #907644 4-Oct-2013 08:47
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Why are you worried. Are you still on dialup??




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  #907661 4-Oct-2013 09:04
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  #907676 4-Oct-2013 09:08
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I'm not sure you can change back, it's a new bill format and I don't think a 1.3mb file size was considered excessive.

I'll ask around and see if anything can be done.



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  #907679 4-Oct-2013 09:14
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I agree with OP. I think that the increase in file size is unnecessary

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  #907687 4-Oct-2013 09:24
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holy crap. 1MB once a month. won't somebody pleeeaaase think of the children!!!

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  #907688 4-Oct-2013 09:26
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Wow, I think this is the first time I've ever heard anyone complaining about the file size of their bill, instead of the dollar value ;)

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#907689 4-Oct-2013 09:32
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Inphinity: Wow, I think this is the first time I've ever heard anyone complaining about the file size of their bill, instead of the dollar value ;)


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  #907690 4-Oct-2013 09:35
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Well Vodafone bill is around 50KB. I don't understand why Telecom bill has to be 20x bigger.

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  #907700 4-Oct-2013 09:51
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Lol I don't think it's an issue and a good way for them to show their promotions. Ask for a paper copy if unhappy :)




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  #907703 4-Oct-2013 09:55
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There's a few use cases where this extra size is a pain.
You want to look at the online bill on your phone.
You want to save the bill and upload for sharing (e.g. flatmates).
You want to archive multiples years of bills for accounting e.g. 7 years = 111Mb vs 3Mb (using worst and best case extremes)

A workaround for the last two, I have deleted the images from the PDF and the size is down to 55kb. It's just a shame when things were looking so good for a while.

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  #907715 4-Oct-2013 10:03
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My latest bill is nowhere near 1MB, how many pages is your bill to get that huge? :o

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  #907716 4-Oct-2013 10:08
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Mine is 905KB, previous was 638KB and prior to that ~50-60KB




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  #907719 4-Oct-2013 10:11
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3 Pages, 1 billing item!

Page 1 is a past and current summary with a wide image at the bottom that says "Got Questions? Get Answers."
Page 2 is a 3/4 page image that says "Check in anytime @ mytelecom" with billing options at the bottom.
Page 3 is just my single billing item, nice and clean.

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  #907720 4-Oct-2013 10:13
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mine is 5 pages, and 517kb. Have never looked at their size before, so not sure what the old ones were.

*shrug* honestly, I wouldn't really care if they were 10mb. Still small enough to load quickly and be stored easily.

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  #907721 4-Oct-2013 10:14
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RockCartel: There's a few use cases where this extra size is a pain.
You want to look at the online bill on your phone.
You want to save the bill and upload for sharing (e.g. flatmates).
You want to archive multiples years of bills for accounting e.g. 7 years = 111Mb vs 3Mb (using worst and best case extremes)

A workaround for the last two, I have deleted the images from the PDF and the size is down to 55kb. It's just a shame when things were looking so good for a while.


yes, I can see how storing 111MB of content is very expensive and challenging to do.  My PC only has 1TB of hard drive

And uploading a 1MB file  on a 1Mbps ADSL connection takes a whopping 10 seconds.  

How ca you possibly live with such a situation?



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