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    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 4th Sep 17, 8:15 PM
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    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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    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.
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
    • 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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    • HWW
    • By HWW 24th Nov 17, 11:50 AM
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    Any chance of highlighting the twoddle and explaining why its twoddle ?
    Originally posted by House Martin

    "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."


    That clears it all up.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 24th Nov 17, 12:14 PM
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    They are trying all methods of communication

    Letter, missed phone call, txt, and probably something on my bill
    • Fredfootrot
    • By Fredfootrot 27th Jan 18, 1:49 PM
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    SSE - still waiting.
    I have been with SSE for a few years now. I have asked for smart meters, gas and electric, on THREE occasions now. Twice at my previous address and now at my new home. No one has bothered to turn up on ANY of the appointed dates. Oh, they are very good at sending out the text messages reminding ME not to FORGET the appointment date.Unfortunately they do not seem to share the same memory banks as I do. (Luckily I am retired and do not need to take time off work).To add salt to the wounds, not once have I received any explanation as to why nobody turned up, either by phone,email or text.Funny that, They are good at promoting, crap at doing.I could complain , but I have to spend on the phone call (0345 number) to complain about what should be a FREE SERVICE!
    I wonder if SSE get paid by someone for "fitting" these meters, ie HM Gov. After all, who is there to check any metering apart form the supplier and the customer. Won`t be bothering to ask for smart meters again, not whilst I`m still with SSE anyway.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 27th Jan 18, 3:36 PM
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    I had another missed call from they yesterday! Probably trying to get me to have one
    • House Martin
    • By House Martin 27th Jan 18, 8:23 PM
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    House Martin
    I had another missed call from they yesterday! Probably trying to get me to have one
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    The supplier needs to replace the meter, be it smart or dumb.
    It is in your terms and conditions that you accept this
    You have to comply with this or you may face the possibility of disconnection with a meter which has gone past its sell by date
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 28th Jan 18, 9:53 AM
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    I'm fairly sure they are only interested in me having a smart meter. Rather than the calibration has expired on the old one.
    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 28th Jan 18, 9:56 AM
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    I'm fairly sure they are only interested in me having a smart meter. Rather than the calibration has expired on the old one.
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    At end-of-life, suppliers are permitted to fit a smart meter with the comms hub disabled. It is then nothing more than a dumb meter that may, or may not be, difficult to read.
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