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    • daniesto
    • By daniesto 14th Mar 19, 1:08 PM
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    Meter to Smart Meter
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    • 14th Mar 19, 1:08 PM
    Meter to Smart Meter 14th Mar 19 at 1:08 PM
    Hi,
    I have been asked by Thames Water if I wanted to upgrade from Meter to Smart Meter. I am already metered and going to smart meter won't be much of difference?

    Anyone had any issues with Thames Water smart meters?

    Thanks
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    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 14th Mar 19, 3:14 PM
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    • 14th Mar 19, 3:14 PM
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    • 14th Mar 19, 3:14 PM
    It just means that they will be able to read it remotely by driving past your house or even transmitting the reading back to HQ rather than getting out, opening the access point and squinting into it.

    Hopefully it will be less prone to mistakes and depending where your meter is located you wont have someone tramping all over your flower beds.

    It's unlikely to taint your water, fry your brain or even tell criminals that you are on holiday or watching TV. You may even get more accurate bills as there shouldn't be any estimated ones for the times when they are late or don't come and read it.

    I cannot think of a single valid reason for not having one fitted
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    • daniesto
    • By daniesto 14th Mar 19, 10:17 PM
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    • 14th Mar 19, 10:17 PM
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    • 14th Mar 19, 10:17 PM
    Excellent. Thanks for the detailed explanation. I was concerned about anyone tampering with it but it seems fairly safe. ����
    • PennineAcute
    • By PennineAcute 14th Mar 19, 11:47 PM
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    • 14th Mar 19, 11:47 PM
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    • 14th Mar 19, 11:47 PM
    Makes me laugh about estimated bills. United Utilities only take my smart meter readings twice a year. I have to manually give them readings, to ensure I am paying the correct amount.
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 15th Mar 19, 9:00 AM
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    • 15th Mar 19, 9:00 AM
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    • 15th Mar 19, 9:00 AM
    Makes me laugh about estimated bills. United Utilities only take my smart meter readings twice a year. I have to manually give them readings, to ensure I am paying the correct amount.
    Originally posted by PennineAcute
    Perhaps Thames Water do it differently to the way UU do it, so it would be hard to make a comparison.
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
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