Smart Meter in cellar

My gas end electric smart meters were installed in the cellar. There’s no phone signal down there and they’ve never worked as “smart” meters. I’d like to switch to an electric vehicle at some point and having a variable (low at night) tariff would be very useful.

Does anybody know the long term plans for improved smart meters (either with some sort of extension aerial or using Wifi) so that they can meter readings to utilities companies?

They exist, and have existed for a long time, its just that no energy company is willing to pay more for them


Thanks for this, I may call Bulb and see if they’ll fit one. Looking at the EV tariff, this could make financial sense for me (even if I have to offer to buy the meter).