Fancy having all your household bills in one, easy to reach place? Then take a look at this Onedox review to see if it might be the answer for you.
*Please note that Onedox announced that it would be closing from the 1st December 2019.
I don’t know about you but not only do I find the cost of my bills increasing (especially energy), I find that the number of bills is on the up. With mobile phones, gas, electricity, landline, broadband, TV and more, keeping track of them all can be a little difficult.
Over the last couple of years, several companies have released apps to help. Onedox has released its bill manager and claims “It saves you time and money, so you can spend more on the things you love.” Having been a customer of WonderBill for over a year, I decided to find out which bill manager was better.
Who is Onedox?
The Onedox service is run by Ideavate Limited, a British company based in London, incorporated in 2015.
Taken from their website:
Onedox is the smart way to manage all your household bills, securely and conveniently.
What does Onedox do?
Onedox allows you to place all your utility, TV (including your TV licence), mobile phone bills, home and car insurance all in one place. But not only that, you can add your car registration so you can receive notifications when your car tax and MOT is due. Now that is one comprehensive list that has grown since I first wrote this article. You can either keep an eye on these bills through the handy Onedox app or you can just access it through their website.
Signing up and linking your accounts is very easy to do. All you need to know is your username and password for the account you want to link to Onedox. Then, within a minute or so, you’ll have easy access to your current and past bills. Not only that, but you’ll be provided with a handy graph showing your monthly spend.
The whole process was very simple. However, I was unable to link my Vodafone account to Onedox. This isn’t unique to Onedox and I had similar issues with my WonderBill account. The issue seems to be due to Vodafone and their systems.
What’s in it for Onedox?
They don’t provide you with this service out of the goodness of their hearts. To make some money back, they will provide information to you for possible cheaper deals for your utilities. If you decide to swap tariffs or providers and click through their links, Onedox will receive a referral fee.
Edited September 2019:
Unfortunately, I received an email from Onedox stating that from October 2019, they would start to charge for their service. The cost will be £3 per month or £30 for the whole year.
If you can refer a friend, you will receive a free month’s subscription.
My Onedox review conclusion
I really like this app. I’m (sadly) quite good at keeping track of my bills, but this is certainly a simpler way to do it. But the winner for me is being able to link your car – you will receive notifications every couple of weeks until your tax or MOT has been renewed. Yes, this service is available for free through the government site, but it’s always simpler to have all these things in one place.
Your bills are presented in an easy to read format.
Plus, you also receive a “health score”. This tells you whether your accounts are in good order and whether anything needs to be done to improve them (ie pay some bills).
You can receive notifications by email. This can be very useful as it reminds you of when a current deal is due to end. I received this email notifying me that my deal with First Utility was due to end which spurred me into looking for a new and cheaper tariff.
Unfortunatley, all the above was written before Onedox started to charge. Although it’s a useful service, I don’t think it’s worth paying for. I would suggest that you track your own bills and save yourself £30+ every year or take a look at Wonderbill.
Is Onedox better than WonderBill?
Onedox was my favourite bill manager, until they decided to charge. Because of this, I would suggest people take a look at Wonderbill instead. Although I prefer the layout of Onedox, Wonderbill is still free.
If you want to find out more about Wonderbill, then take a look at my WonderBill review.