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    • RubyDoobie
    • By RubyDoobie 13th Jan 18, 2:32 PM
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    British Gas Tariff
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    • 13th Jan 18, 2:32 PM
    British Gas Tariff 13th Jan 18 at 2:32 PM
    It I wish to stay with British Gas and move to a cheaper tariif, I see that I have to accept the following conditions :-
    Everything Online Jan 2019
    Fixed price energy until 31st January 2019
    Manage your account totally online & stay in control with no surprises
    To be eligible for this tariff you’ll need to book a smart meter upgrade appointment by 31st July 2018 if we're able to install them at your home
    Pay by Direct Debit (either fixed or variable payments)
    You’ll need to sign up to British Gas Rewards as soon as you’ve set up your online account
    Exit fees of £30 per fuel
    To get the lower tariff I am forced to have a smart meter, (which I have no desire to have) I did not think you could be made to have one until at lest 2020.
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    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 13th Jan 18, 3:02 PM
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    You are not being made to have one, you can go for a different tariff or supplier.
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    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 13th Jan 18, 3:09 PM
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    It's a meter - if you don't as a matter of your principles you don't want one installed, look elsewhere
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    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 13th Jan 18, 4:27 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 4:27 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 4:27 PM
    As others have said, you have a choice to go to a supplier that doesn't support smart meters yet or you can go onto a tariff that doesn't require one.

    The supplier can encourage you to have a smart meter by offering a reduced tariff or even charging you extra for not having one, it's your choice.

    The legislation does not demand that you have one but the supplier is at liberty to provide which ever meter he wants.
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    • r2015
    • By r2015 13th Jan 18, 5:07 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 5:07 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 5:07 PM
    Scottish gas "made" me get a smart meter installed then I moved to Bulb.


    Now it is a dumb meter and I have to read it every month and send the readings to Bulb.
    Another year, past 71 now and getting even more forgetful and tending to ramble more.
    If you think I've asked this before I probably have.
    • House Martin
    • By House Martin 13th Jan 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 6:33 PM
    It I wish to stay with British Gas and move to a cheaper tariif, I see that I have to accept the following conditions :-
    Everything Online Jan 2019
    Fixed price energy until 31st January 2019
    Manage your account totally online & stay in control with no surprises
    To be eligible for this tariff you’ll need to book a smart meter upgrade appointment by 31st July 2018 if we're able to install them at your home
    Pay by Direct Debit (either fixed or variable payments)
    You’ll need to sign up to British Gas Rewards as soon as you’ve set up your online account
    Exit fees of £30 per fuel
    To get the lower tariff I am forced to have a smart meter, (which I have no desire to have) I did not think you could be made to have one until at lest 2020.
    Originally posted by RubyDoobie
    Its very unlikely that BG s meter fitters will get round to fitting the smart meters in the whole of 2018 anyway.You will be long gone to another supplier 11 months after you switch most likely.
    Like all smart meter fitting teams they will be working extremely slowly.
    BG took around 4 attempts to catch me in when they fitted smart meters to my last property because they would not work later in the day after 5 pm to catch me at home.
    If someone knocks to fit a meter, smart or dumb,and no one answers the door, they simply try again several months later, etc etc .
    Go for that smart meter tariff..It will be fine for a year.
    Unless the government changes the criteria and makes them mandatory, which they obviously will have to do or its all a waste of time and many billions
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