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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post
    I've now got a smart meter but my supplier says I haven't...go figure...I'm looking at it as I'm speaking to them...they're saying no...I'm still looking at it saying yes...I actually got asked to describe it about 1.3 seconds before I hung up

    Very handy...tells me the kettle has boiled

    Have very good grounds to get it removed (even though I don't have it) but can't be arsed...

    I'll let you all know if the door goes in
    Is it one of the old ones AND?..I know the old smart meters only worked with one company that you were with at the time and had it installed for you, which is why I was giving manual readings for months when I switched suppliers (so I might as well have had no smart meter). I now have one of the new smart meters installed and it works with all of the suppliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCalibur View Post
    Is it one of the old ones AND?..I know the old smart meters only worked with one company that you were with at the time and had it installed for you, which is why I was giving manual readings for months when I switched suppliers (so I might as well have had no smart meter). I now have one of the new smart meters installed and it works with all of the suppliers.
    Nope...brand spanking new model...only fitted 3 months ago then I changed suppliers

    I have 3 tents (well 2 and a wardrobe) and 2 PC's plus a lot of other stuff...no patterns to detect here...its almost constant usage

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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post
    Nope...brand spanking new model...only fitted 3 months ago then I changed suppliers

    I have 3 tents (well 2 and a wardrobe) and 2 PC's plus a lot of other stuff...no patterns to detect here...its almost constant usage
    Wtf and they're telling you that you don't have one haha..they can't organise a piss up in a brewery jeez.

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    Mine has 18-6 or 12-12 spikes 365 days a years they know that if they wanted to look ..with or without a smart meter...I had a phone call from eon 7 or so months ago " we have to speak to you as we need to put your monthly direct debit up over £100 it's the law" he then asked me why I thought it had risen,I told the kid on the end of the phone that it was "fuck all to do with you" my words ...my monthly went up £103 pcm case closed


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadface View Post
    Mine has 18-6 or 12-12 spikes 365 days a years they know that if they wanted to look ..with or without a smart meter...I had a phone call from eon 7 or so months ago " we have to speak to you as we need to put your monthly direct debit up over £100 it's the law" he then asked me why I thought it had risen,I told the kid on the end of the phone that it was "fuck all to do with you" my words ...my monthly went up £103 pcm case closed
    Same kid must work for Npower

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    Lol AND ...cunts that read off cards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadface View Post
    Mine has 18-6 or 12-12 spikes 365 days a years they know that if they wanted to look ..with or without a smart meter...I had a phone call from eon 7 or so months ago " we have to speak to you as we need to put your monthly direct debit up over £100 it's the law" he then asked me why I thought it had risen,I told the kid on the end of the phone that it was "fuck all to do with you" my words ...my monthly went up £103 pcm case closed
    You're right there Sad, if they really wanted to know they can see..no need for a smart meter to check that..and well said to guy on the phone, none of anyone's concern as long as we pay our bills.

    I pay around £100 a month on leccy and gas without growing..I know it's gonna sky rocket when I start my grows.

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    I think the only problem with smart meters is they could start charging for apparent power instead of real power. Probably not going to happen though.

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    I just dont like the idea of them,(for most of the reasons listed above and beyond.) and forgive my lack of patriotism, if you have the government saying something is a good thing, it usually turns out to only benefit them and balls to the rest of us. Fuck'em, i'll keep to my leccy key till they make it law............which they will.

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    Had a letter the other day saying our meter is running out of date so there going to fit one is there any way of getting out of it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langers View Post
    Had a letter the other day saying our meter is running out of date so there going to fit one is there any way of getting out of it ?
    Why would you want to get out of it? You will have less people coming around, because they are read from satalight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotshot View Post
    Why would you want to get out of it? You will have less people coming around, because they are read from satalight.
    The trouble is, we have too much demand for the amount of electricity that we produce & this is only going to get worse as they push electric cars at us & remove gas from new builds. We all know that the meters will be used to enforce different tariffs at different times

    Oh, and that person who no longer comes around is made redundant
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotshot View Post
    Why would you want to get out of it? You will have less people coming around, because they are read from satalight.
    Just because of the peaks in the electric wont they be able to tell just don’t like the thought of it but suppose it’s got to be done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langers View Post
    Just because of the peaks in the electric wont they be able to tell just don’t like the thought of it but suppose it’s got to be done
    Autos with lights on 24 so theres no iffy pattern, not gonna be everyones go to method though. Never even had a whiff of these smart meters, got a key meter, same meter has been in for 6 years at least.

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    Yea we’re on a key meter just going to have to get it done don’t think I’ll have anything to worry about as only got a little set up but still big brother is watching

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langers View Post
    Yea we’re on a key meter just going to have to get it done don’t think I’ll have anything to worry about as only got a little set up but still big brother is watching
    What company you with out of interest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCannab1sir View Post
    What company you with out of interest?
    With edf energy

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    When they fit the smart meter is it just the meter box they need to get to , or do they have to go in any rooms , is it safe to havegrow on only small plants in veg

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    There's a lot of tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theories out there concerning smart meters but there are also a lot of real concerns about them too. Until they make it law,i'll not have one installed,end of.

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    This will only make people more likely to bypass the bastard meter it’s never been my thing even with running 6 1ks in my flower room be some job explaining that spike 12/12 while my veg tents run two 600w mh 18/6 . Shouldn’t have to worry about this shit as we are all paying but they just seem to always want to make life hard

    Up the irons

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