South Carolina Change Location

Time You'll Save Combine Payment Options

The Old Way Easy Easier Easiest
U.S. Mail
Paper Bill
Checkbook
Stamps
Paperless Billing Paperless Billing
Equal Payment Plan
Paperless Billing
Equal Payment Plan
Automatic Monthly Payment

Comparison of Time-to-Complete

Time-to-Complete Breakdown

    The Old Way Easy Easier Easiest
1. Receiving the Bill 30 sec1 0 sec 0 sec 0 sec
2. Opening the Bill 30 sec 5 sec 5 sec 0 sec
3. Checking the Bill 30 sec 30 sec 0 sec 0 sec
4. Paying the Bill 60 sec 2 sec 2 sec 0 sec
5. Cleaning Up 30 sec 2 sec 2 sec 0 sec
6. Mailing the Bill 300 sec + 0 sec 0 sec 0 sec
  TOTAL 480 sec + 2 39 sec 9 sec 0 sec
           
    The Old Way Easy Easier Easiest
1. Receiving the Bill Get the bill out of the mailbox, sort it from junk mail and place it in your pile of bills to be paid. You've got mail. Click. You've got mail. Click. Forget about it. It's done.
2. Opening the Bill Get the letter opener, rip and pull. Sort the bill and the envelope. Save the inserts for careful reading later! Click. Click. N/A
3. Checking the Bill Look at this month's amount. Make sure last month's amount was received. Check out last year's comparison. Look at this month's amount. Make sure last month's amount was received. Check out last year's comparison. No worries. It's the same as last month. N/A
4. Paying the Bill Get that checkbook. Find a blank check. Prop it open with one hand, begin writing with the other: date, pay to, amount, amount in writing, note, signature and account number in the upper left next to your name. Click. Click. N/A
5. Cleaning Up Crumple unused portions into a ball, proceed to the trash or recycle bin as appropriate and deposit. Close the window. Close the window. N/A
6. Mailing the Bill Get your stamp book. Peel a stamp and stick it. Insert check and bill stub into the envelope. Lick and seal the envelope. Find a mailbox at your convenience. N/A N/A N/A

1 All times are approximate.

2 That's if you're really fast.