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    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 4th Sep 17, 8:15 PM
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    AndyPK
    Smart meters. SSE
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    • 4th Sep 17, 8:15 PM
    Smart meters. SSE 4th Sep 17 at 8:15 PM
    I received a letter from sse suggesting I should call them to book a slot to have one fitted.

    I certainly don't want one.

    I intend to ignore. Will they send lots more letters?
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    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 5th Sep 17, 10:26 PM
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    Robisere
    More thought and better organisation should had been given to this wildly inappropiate, incompetently organised programme. The first and most glaringly obvious part of the process, should have been not actually beginning without ensuring that the meters were a standardised model. This has led to meters being fitted that do not work after a switch to another energy company, because many have a different meter, added to which many more are already obsolete.

    The words "Booze up" and "Brewery" come to mind. Like many planned programmes in this country over the last few decades, there is very little actual planning and no organisation.
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

    • quoit
    • By quoit 5th Sep 17, 10:42 PM
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    quoit
    Don't know how I've managed to sleep at nights without a smart meter.

    Haven't got one.

    Don't want one.

    Don't need to supply any reason(s) why I don't want one either.

    I'm sure I'll survive the ordeal of not having a smart meter.

    Cheers
    • jmnathan
    • By jmnathan 6th Sep 17, 8:35 AM
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    jmnathan
    ...is like selling an iPhone with nowhere for a SIM to go. The only difference is Apple fans would still be willing to pay hundreds of pounds for the phone.
    Originally posted by EachPenny
    And they did, it was called the iPod Touch


    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 6th Sep 17, 8:47 AM
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    Wizard of Id
    I love reading the nay-sayers and scare mongering on threads like this, it really brightens up my day.

    Thank you all

    If your current meter is at least 12 years old, expect to be on the list for a new meter to be installed, if they fit a 'smart' meter then that is their choice not yours as the meter does belong to them and not you.

    If it is a smart meter the fitter will explain fully on how to take your own readings, you will also be left a leaflet to this effect so any problems in that area that you don't understand will be addressed at the time of fitting.
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    • quoit
    • By quoit 6th Sep 17, 11:58 AM
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    quoit
    I love reading the nay-sayers and scare mongering on threads like this, it really brightens up my day.

    Thank you all

    If your current meter is at least 12 years old, expect to be on the list for a new meter to be installed, if they fit a 'smart' meter then that is their choice not yours as the meter does belong to them and not you.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Rubbish!

    But thanks for the scaremongering anyhow.

    You really brightened my day

    https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/consumers/household-gas-and-electricity-guide/understand-smart-prepayment-and-other-energy-meters/smart-meters-your-rights

    "Do I have to have a smart meter?

    While government and Ofgem believe that all consumers will benefit from having smart meters, they arenít compulsory and you can choose not to have one.

    Choosing not to have a smart meter installed may mean you donít have access to all the available tariffs on the market, some of which could be cheaper.

    If you do not want to have a smart meter installed now, you will still be able to have one installed (free of charge) at a later date."
    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 6th Sep 17, 12:14 PM
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    jack_pott
    I intend to ignore.
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    I did.

    why dont you want one?
    Originally posted by matelodave
    I'll fetch some popcorn and pull up a chair.
    • House Martin
    • By House Martin 6th Sep 17, 3:44 PM
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    House Martin
    What a complete load of twoddle
    Originally posted by jackandcoke
    Any chance of highlighting the twoddle and explaining why its twoddle ?
    • quoit
    • By quoit 6th Sep 17, 8:42 PM
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    quoit
    I'm so dumb because I haven't got a smart meter.

    OR should that be...

    I'm so smart because I haven't got a dumb meter?
    • walkon
    • By walkon 6th Sep 17, 9:10 PM
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    walkon
    NO to smart meters
    I received a letter from sse suggesting I should call them to book a slot to have one fitted.

    I certainly don't want one.

    I intend to ignore. Will they send lots more letters?
    Originally posted by AndyPK

    You are not required by law to have a smart meter and I would advise against them. Smart meters also were talked about on BBC watchdog, with fires and problems with the smart meters.

    Tell SSE you dont want a smart meter fitted but any other type is fine.

    So I would not get one, as it's big brother in you house.
    Nothing wrong with a dumb meter.

    http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/resources/what-are-smart-meters/
    https://stopsmartmeters.org

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/energy/10015679/British-families-at-risk-from-smart-meters-campaigners-tell-MPs.html




    Last edited by walkon; 06-09-2017 at 9:23 PM.
    Say No to smart meters!
    Search for, stopsmartmeters . org
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