I know our current meters are old, but they stlll work. And in any case, my husband and I do not want a smart meter.
The emails say that 65% of people who have one are happy with them. That means over a third are not happy, and from the threads here it looks like most members here are in that number. These things are not smart at all. They're stupid and overly reliant on other services such as connectivity, which as we know is not a strength in this pit. Too many competing signals and too many areas where signal is low or fluctuating.
Does anyone know where I can find figures on how many people have been switched over, willingly or unwillingly? Compared to how many people have metered premises for electricity and gas in the country?
Is there any option to get a new meter that is NOT a smart meter? I am not willing to surrender control of my readings to a mere machine, especially while the meters we have here are working correctly. It's not a problem to submit readings monthly, but if we end up being incorrectly billed because the supposed 'smart' meter we are forced to have is not working correctly, then I can't see us getting back any money owed any time soon. More likely we'd be hit with a demand for a large amount that we would be unable to pay. Not through our fault but because the machine screwed up. Could really live without the extra hassle, if I'm honest.