So, I love a gadget as much as the next man, and was rather keen on the idea of a smart meter. However, as time’s passed, I realise that there’s no point for me - I keep my usage as low as I can, and no amount of feedback is likely to influence that any further. And, while the idea of remote reading is cool and makes sense, it really is no effort to submit a monthly reading.
The other big influencer on me has been the cost. Yes, no customer is directly charged for the switch, but the overall cost will be charged back to customers. That’s the big con - as one who will not have a smart meter, I’ll be paying for those that do.
And interesting to read the reports this week about the cost savings being over-stated and the costs being much higher than expected, this does appear to be building up to be a real loss to the customer.
I’m still a happy Bulb customer - both the prices and customer service are ace - but the Smart Meter mania is definitely not for me. Am I the only one?