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    I had calls about this but they stopped when I switched to a different supplier (Flow) about 6 months ago.

    Out of curiosity, what happens if you buy a new build house?

    Do they all come with smart meters as standard now? Is there any way to revert back to an old fashioned type of meter? My opinion matches many here in that if something is being pushed so hard there must be very little in it for us. What business wants their customers to spend less with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by casbar View Post
    Thanks, that is news to me, my research showed no mention of 3g/4g for SMETS2 and the National Power contact I spoke to, also said none of the SMETS 2 would be using phone networks. I live in an area with no phone coverage, so guess SMETS2 won't work here. I have to use a booster that gives me phone coverage in the house or use wi fi calling.
    No 4G yet, the current Comms hubs don't have 4G chipsets but they will do in the future. If there is no Tef mobile signal to where you are then they will need to get one there under their coverage measure. They have solutions to achieve this including high gain antennas and a hub to hub mesh network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerpaul View Post
    I had calls about this but they stopped when I switched to a different supplier (Flow) about 6 months ago.

    Out of curiosity, what happens if you buy a new build house?

    Do they all come with smart meters as standard now? Is there any way to revert back to an old fashioned type of meter? My opinion matches many here in that if something is being pushed so hard there must be very little in it for us. What business wants their customers to spend less with them?
    Yes, all new builds come with smart meters. There is no way to revert back to a dumb meter once a smart meter is installed (unless as mentioned previously you have a SMETS1 meter and change to a different supplier that is unable to to remotely communicate with that meter type).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerpaul View Post
    I had calls about this but they stopped when I switched to a different supplier (Flow) about 6 months ago.

    Out of curiosity, what happens if you buy a new build house?

    Do they all come with smart meters as standard now? Is there any way to revert back to an old fashioned type of meter? My opinion matches many here in that if something is being pushed so hard there must be very little in it for us. What business wants their customers to spend less with them?
    My new build is Smart meters new 24/1/2018

    Meters fitted 11/2017


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    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/co...o-smart-meter/


    Still worth taking into account ................................B

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    I point blank refuse to have one for 2 reasons

    1) The security in most is a joke, having my electrickery at the mercy of some Russian hacker or war-driving idiot is just not on the cards for me.

    2) The ability for suppliers to cut your supply remotely by tapping a few keys. I don;t say this due to some desire to defraud but I have seen enough Terry Gilliam films to know that I don;t want my electricity supply at the mercy of a monolithic bureaucracy who demand I phone them to cancel an install i never booked rather than be able to do it on line. I also am a little paranoid about the future where the demand for electricity has outstripped supply and so rolling blackouts are orchestrated - but that might just be me.

    There are many other reasons to reject the min the short term but the above 2, for me, mean I'll fight tooth and nail to reject them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian2002 View Post
    I point blank refuse to have one for 2 reasons

    1) The security in most is a joke, having my electrickery at the mercy of some Russian hacker or war-driving idiot is just not on the cards for me.
    I can assure you the security wrap for SMETS2 smart metering is not a joke. It would be worth googling what the head of NCSC has to say on the matter for an expert view.

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