We’ve just come back from a holiday where we had very little internet access. In some ways it was nice to be free of e-mails, twitter and facebook, but we found the simplest things suddenly became much more difficult. When we wanted to research day trips for example, we had to ask people where to go, we were trusting in their opinion rather than google. We couldn’t look for special offers to save money and couldn’t check our bank easily or keep in touch with friends.
It made me realise just how much I use the internet when at home. I barely use the phone anymore instead choosing to book doctors, dentists and hairdresser appointments online. I do all my food shopping online, manage our bank accounts online and e-mail friends.
It seems I am not alone. 46% of mums go online every few hours to complete day to day tasks, with 84% of mums using the internet to manage finances.
During the day I pop online briefly when I can, I check e-mails when I’m on trains or in a queue. A big part of my life is online. More than half of mums admit that without the internet they wouldn’t be able to manage their increasingly hectic lives. Being able to get online in situations where time would be otherwise wasted such as in a queue or on a commute, saves us time and makes managing our lives much easier.
Did you know you can manage your energy online with British Gas? There is even an app for smartphones.
1. View your balance
2. Print your bill
3. Enter meter readings
4. Monitor your energy consumption
5. Book and track an engineer
You’ll also receive 2000 Nectar Points for registering for an online account with British Gas, as well as receiving additional rewards for submitting meter readings and utilising the online dashboard. Register now.