Pay Your Electric Bill Online; Take A Job "Surfari" With Headhunter.net
Posted May 17, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH — Tired of writing checks and licking stamps to mail your utility bill? Now you can do it anytime, online. In addition, if you are a job hunter, be on the lookout for the "Surfari 2000" tour. Receive and Pay Your CP&L Bill OnlineCP&L has teamed up with CheckFree to makepaying your bill easier.
If you are online, you can type in your account number and check out your bill. Your billing history is online and you can also look at the billing history in graph form.
The e-bill differs from automatic bank draft in that you decide when you pay. There is no charge for the new service.
"The advantage to the consumer is speed and convenience. I can pay anytime," says Rick Larson of CP&L Customer Service. "I can go out there and look at the information from my utility bills at any time."
CheckFree, an online bill payer, provides the Internet-based service. Security is provided by strong encryption.
"CheckFree also has a guarantee, who we are partnering with, that they guarantee that the funds are transferred right and correctly," Larson says.
Paying online saves time and the cost of envelopes, checks and postage. Looking for a New Job? Prowl Around Headhunter.netHeadhunter.net, an online job search company, is taking their Surfari van to the Triangle.
Their jungle motif caravan sports nine computers so you can look for the job of your dreams. With 150,000 jobs listed nationally, the odds are in your favor.
"If you find a job you like, apply and click away," says marketing director Lauri Chotiner. "Cut and paste your resume and cover letter. Send it out and you're all set to go."
Headhunter.net is free to applicants. The Surfari van will be in several locations around the Triangle this weekend.