We are a typical 21st century family – we have electronic devices coming out of our ears, we take roughly 683 photos a day, and our lives totally evolve around the internet!
Hubby and I are both 30 and so firmly in the “Millennials” camp. We have grown up with the internet, and social media shaped our formative years. We are both in the internet industry, myself as a blogger / influencer, and hubby as a web developer.
The internet is our lives!
So I decided to make a list of all the things we use the internet for in everyday life!
40 reasons I need the internet!
1) To check the weather forecast
2) To find where the nearest baby group is
3) To sell my second hand baby clothes
4) To buy Christmas gifts
5) To chat to my friends
6) To send cute family photos to my family
7) To check the bus timetable
8) To catch up on the TV shows I missed
9) To watch random clips of old TV shows
10) To socialise
11) To plan meet-ups with friends
12) To compare my evening bike ride to everyone else’s
13) To find a new recipe for dinner
14) To send a birthday card
15) To entertain the kids
21) To buy my groceries
22) To pay my bills
23) To find out when the play gym opens
24) To check when high tide is
25) To research my child’s latest random rash
26) To back up my laptop data
27) To convert pounds and ounces to grams
28) To compare insurance / utility bill providers
29) To book a holiday
30) To find out how busy the roads are
31) To back up the photos from my phone
32) To work out what to get someone for their 40th wedding anniversary
33) To renew our library books
34) To get some craft inspiration to occupy the kids
35) To find out how much next door’s house is worth
36) To read the news
37) To listen to music
38) To check my bank balance
39) To find out someone’s post code
40) To find out what’s on in the area
Honestly, I could’ve kept going all day with this list. We use the internet for everything! That’s why it’s really important for us to choose a reliable internet provider.
Internet from the Post Office
The Post Office have recently added broadband to their list of services. The Post Office is one of those household names that you trust instinctively so I was keen to try them out.
We signed up for their Fibre Broadband Deal back in October so we’ve had a few weeks to put it through its paces already! And I have to say, we’ve been very impressed. Even though we had fibre broadband with a different provider before, the Post Office router more than doubled our download speed, bringing it up to 35mbps. That means there’s ample internet for us to be running several devices at once.
Hubby and I rarely watch live TV so once the kids are in bed, we catch up on our favourite TV shows via the internet. You don’t want the picture freezing just as they’re about to announce who’s in the Strictly dance off!
I have to report that our 5G signal stops broadcasting every so often, meaning we lose connection. This can be a little frustrating but it never seems to be as we’re using it – it’s in between uses. However, a quick refresh and it kicks in again.
With my work as a blogger, and hubby’s role as a web developer, we also spend a lot of time uploading large files to the internet. Again, this has worked really well and our upload speed has increased from 1.9mbps to 9.5mbps.
The whole process has been really easy. We signed up on the website and the Post Office took care of everything else, even contacting our existing internet provider to let them know we were switching.
And we get unlimited weekend calls too.
There is an introductory deal of just £28 a month so bag yourselves a bargain while you can! To keep all those plates spinning, you need a dependable internet service and I think we might have found one!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the Post Office who installed fibre broadband for us for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. For more info, check out my disclosure policy.
How often do you use the internet? Did you have the internet growing up? Do you think that affects how much you use it now? What single internet service could you not do without? Let’s start the discussion – leave your comments below. x