New customer changing smart meters

Hi All,
Moving into our new house next week and want to change g & e to Bulb.
There’s currently 2 smart prepayment meters in situ but we want standard meters on DD monthly payment.
Utilita is the current supplier and they apparently only use smart meters so can’t get the meters changed by them.
Will Bulb change our meters when we swap to them?
Thanks all… :slight_smile:

Look under the Help Section?

Can I exchange my prepayment meter?
Yes, you can.

If you’re a Bulb member and you’d like to exchange your prepayment meter for a credit meter, we can carry out this exchange for you.

Credit meters mean that you’ll switch from a pay as you go meter to paying monthly by Direct Debit.

If you’d like to discuss your options please give us a call on 0300 3030 635 or email us at help@bulb.co.uk

However, Bulb will almost certainly also install a smart meter when swapping them.

If you don’t want smart meters, you’ll have to find a supplier that’s prepared to install legacy equipment that isn’t manufactured or supported any more. That’s likely to be difficult right now, and will get even more difficult if not impossible over the next 2 years.

@Hooloovoo I thought bulb still changed old meters over but at a cost of £120 per meter. But will change tona smart meter for free until at 2020.

@Hooloovoo I thought bulb still changed old meters over but at a cost of £120 per meter. But will change tona smart meter for free until at 2020.

Possibly yes, but lets face it that’s not going to continue forever. If old style legacy meters aren’t manufactured any more then you can’t have one no matter how much you protest.

@Hooloovoo that’s fair.

I’m on old meters. To save production of a smart meter I’m going to keep them until they stop functioning.

My big gripe with smart meters is the campaign going round them. If they started with the campaign of them helping better anticipate demand rather than saving you money (without the right tariff is a lie)

I'm on old meters. To save production of a smart meter I'm going to keep them until they stop functioning.

That’s certainly a sensible thing to do. No use throwing out perfectly good meters until they reach end of life, which will almost certainly be when their calibration expires as opposed to actually failing. If you don’t need any of the benefits of smart meters, and there are some although I agree not necessarily as advertised, then no point doing anything.

What I don’t get is people who do need a new meter insisting on having a legacy meter installed. That meter isn’t going to work forever, and once it fails it’ll almost certainly be way past time when nothing but smart meters are manufactured. As much as you want a brand new Ford Escort you just can’t have one if they don’t make them any more. Better to just bite the bullet now at the point when the meter swap is required.