Disclosure: I love my mail carrier; I really do. She brings me countless goodies and always remembers to knock twice. And, she’s pretty fearless during inclement weather, plowing through my un-shoveled driveway, toy-strewn lawn or fallen leaf wonderland to deposit the latest review product or late-night shopping spree on my doorstep. So I really hate to complain… especially since I’m not entirely certain it’s her fault…
It’s just that, time after time, my electricity and water bills go to the wrong house. And, I tend to receive mail from another house about 4 streets over. I’m not exactly sure where the confusion begins – at the sorting facility or as the carrier sorts the mail on her route – but the end result is that I regularly receive an electricity bill about 3 weeks late, and I often NEVER see my water bills.
It’s kind of lame.
Hence, when I heard about TorontoHydro’s eBills, I rolled my eyes. At myself. Because surely I should have known about this sooner, yes? Talk about a game changer.
Here’s the deal. With eBills, you have 24/7 access to your account from anywhere you access the Internet. You can view all your bills for the past two years (great if you own a small business), and because it’s paperless, it’s better for the environment. And if you need further incentive to sign up for eBill, all those who sign up will receive a free bottle of Fleecy Fast Dry concentrated fabric softener, and one lucky winner will win the GRAND PRIZE: a Samsung high-efficiency washer and dryer (Samsung WF5600 front-load steam washer and DV5600 front-load dryer).
I love the idea of accessing all my electricity bills in one location – especially since I’m more likely to pay them on time if the notification is dropped right into my inbox. Then, I simply pay the bill online at my financial institution’s website. Easy-peasy!
I’m looking forward to continuing to test the service and see just how much easier it makes my life. At the very least, the statements will end up in my inbox, and not on a neighbour’s doorstep!
Have you signed up for eBills? Are you a paperless enthusiast, or do you prefer to receive traditional statements in the mail?
i love my gadgets and new tech, but paper billing is one area where I will happily remain a luddite
This would take some getting used to.
I prefer getting paper bills. I have some e-billings but they also spam me with promos. I dislike that.
No we haven’t signed up for it yet
I have a few e-bills but strangely prefer paper bills cos I feel like I’m more organized like that. With e-bills, I get spammed a lot with their annoying promos and “deals”. Maybe if they stopped that…I would sign up to more e-bills.
I prefer getting paper bills because I feel more organized this way and my filing is up-to-date.
If I have the choice I pick e-bills. I just find it easier and I get my bills no matter where I am.
I think consumers should be given a choice between paper and ebills and not charged extra if they go the paper route
Although I pay my bills online, I still like getting the paper version. Old habits die hard, I guess!
Im super techy, but nothign can beat a paper bill…
most of my bills come online!
I love getting mail however, I have get all my bills on line. I am anal about paying my bills on time. We had some hard times and I wasn`t paying attention to our bills. Then the notices started coming. I was soooo upset & embarrassed. Switched all to e-billing. Not a fan of pre-auth as billing mistakes occur and I love having control of my own money. Can you tell I have control issues… lol My elderly parents however, get very stressed out when they are offered online billing. They like things they way they are… and that`s ok.
This is definitely one I’m checking out!
going paperless took some getting use to, I am quite attached to the paper (i know it’s bad), but not doing too badly right now
I’ve gone paperless with every service that allows me to. It’s so much more convenient for me!
It’s so much more convenient for me having a disability to beable to receive my bills online