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    New smart meter EON

    Got a letter through regarding having a new smart meter installed. When we moved into the property were in now it had EON and British gas both a key and a card meter and to be frank , it works for us. We have always kept them both topped up at the local Spar shop.

    After ringing EON they said they can put both a electric and a gas smart meter in if we switch our gas over to them otherwise it will only the electric meter they swap out.

    I ran checks on the comparison and there's hardly anything in the gas usage for the amount we used in the past 12 months, I think it was 9. We only have the combi water/heating on gas everything else is electric.

    Is it worth me moving over so both are on smart meters or just have the electric meter swapped out ?. Am I right in saying I will save on standing charges when their combined ? . Help needed I'm sh!t with utility bills

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    Re: New smart meter EON

    Im getting one on Tuesday next week , only electric as no gas in Village, (oil central heating here)only took two years to get the appointment after they initially contacted me wanting to install as its a two man job, health and safety etc cause the current meter is on the wall above six feet, Needs two men , one to hold step ladder. As to being cheaper I dont know but no more estimated bills so no more of them having sometimes 150 of my money throughout the year

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    My mother had one for months but switched back, she was paying MORE !!!!!

    I'm not having one, it's US who are paying for the fookers not them !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilabonic View Post
    My mother had one for months but switched back, she was paying MORE !!!!!

    I'm not having one, it's US who are paying for the fookers not them !!!
    How do we pay for it ? please explain, like I said it confuses me all this utility swap and changing. My standard tariff will be the same as before so as long as it has the same amount of credit on when it's swapped out I can't see how I will pay more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverdale View Post
    How do we pay for it ? please explain, like I said it confuses me all this utility swap and changing. My standard tariff will be the same as before so as long as it has the same amount of credit on when it's swapped out I can't see how I will pay more.
    There is a 'resistance to SMART METERS' group on Facebook, they have published the public records of the costs of installing these meters and it's in the region of 10 million, this cost is being passed onto the customer, i am not stating you directly pay more, you may or may not...I am able to read 4 or 5 digits myself and update online when i receive my bill, takes 5 mins, i'm happy with that.

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    Re: New smart meter EON

    prepaid key or card meter are usually more expensive you can save a bit paying by direct debit but that still takes a meter change not sure if they would do it though keeping my old setup as long as i can as cheap as chips with a tweak lol

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    ummm my kWh rate is the same, the only difference is the direct debit but I would save 30 a year paperless dual fuel.

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    @silverdale

    if I was you and on prepayment meters and you have the choice to have smart meters put in free of charge I would tbh ....

    and then join here .. Cheap Energy Club: Log in

    do a comparison see if you can save more than 30 a year by going paperless. you could even get 30 cashback for switching to a cheaper tariff

    if you wait till September the club will be doing another collective switch so should be even cheaper than if you switch now.

    a collative switch means that MSE puts out a tender to the energy companies and who bids the cheapest price for energy.
    the club has over 2 million member so you can see the bargaining power MSE has

    welcome to cheaper bills

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    Brilliant thanks for the info Ratts

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    Just get one of these and the right software and put your own readings in...lol

    MUCH cheaper and easier

    MeterTest Ltd - Optical port reader IEC1107/USB 2.0

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