SOUTH AFRICA’S LOVE OF MOBILE CONTINUES TO GROW

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.”

 

Ends.

 

Established in 2007, Hippo.co.za is South Africa’s leading financial comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing a range of South African providers across financial products such as Car Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Medical Aid and more. Hippo.co.za is free to use and saves consumers the time and hassle of shopping around for the best deal since the Hippo.co.za website instantly retrieves real-time quotes from the different providers using the latest Internet technology. One in two people could save hundreds of Rands per month* on their Car Insurance alone by using Hippo.co.za to compare before they buy or switch to a new provider.

 

Hippo.co.za makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, are in no way influenced by the fee Hippo.co.za charges its partners or any other factors other than the price of the product being compared. 

 

For more information, visit us on www.hippo.co.za, connect with Hippo.co.za on LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/company/hippo-comparative-services-pty-ltd/, like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/HippoSA, and follow us on Twitter @Hippo_co_za and YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/user/hippocompare.

Hippo Comparative Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorised financial services provider (FSP number: 16357). Terms and Conditions apply.

 

*Based on 2015 independent market research conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates.

 

Resources:

 

  1. http://www.htxt.co.za/2015/01/21/what-do-sas-24-9-mil-internet-users-spend-most-of-their-time-doing-online/
  2. http://www.effectivemeasure.com/16-graphs-shed-new-light-south-african-smartphone-space

 

Issued By:   

Engage Joe Public

Sharney Nel

Account Director

Tel: +27 10 591 7770               

Cell: +27 78 180 9674

E-mail: SharneyN@joepublic.co.za


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