SOUTH AFRICA’S LOVE OF MOBILE CONTINUES TO GROW

Thursday, May 5, 2016

In a recent survey, 88% of South Africans said they access the Internet via their smartphones. Instant messaging and emailing are still the primary online draw cards for the average tech-savvy South African, while 21% of smartphone users do their banking and financial purchases online.

 

The average South African spends roughly five hours online per day using a PC or tablet1. When accessing the Internet with a smartphone, the average time spent online is three hours per day.

 

With almost 200 000 monthly users, South Africa’s leading financial comparison website, Hippo.co.za, provides handy tips on how to maximise the time you spend online, save on data costs and prevent ailments due to the prolonged use of a mobile phone:

 

  • Know what you are looking for. When it comes to social media, it is easy to become diverted by your friends’ latest relationship status.
  • Do not spend more than 30 minutes online at a time. This way you can prevent disorders like “text neck” or “text thumb”.
  • Search for comparison sites as opposed to individual sites. Accessing information on one site could save you a lot of time.
  • Looking for a specific product/service? Then check out reviews or comments on how others are experiencing the same product or service.
  • Finding the perfect Cellphone Contract doesn’t have to be a daunting task; sourcing products and services online cuts out the middleman and helps you find what you’re looking for.

 

“About 62.4%2 of South Africans have a Cellphone Contract, and this number is just going to increase as our ‘mobile country’ continues to grow,” concludes Derek Wilson, Head of Hippo.co.za. “The good news is that Hippo.co.za now allows South Africans to compare Cellphone Contracts across all four major networks. This could easily reduce the time you would usually spend sourcing a variety of quotes.”



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