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  • #14532
    Anonymous
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    Perhaps for you, but not for me….. that is about 30 euro a month cheaper for me…. so, I’m happy. You are very lucky if yours is lower, would love to know how you do it?

    #122586
    chewieodie
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    Well, I took the plunge yesterday and contacted them…. my meter will be getting installed on Tuesday…
    I know quite a few folk who have had it done and are delighted with it…. so, no more bills hitting me every two months….

    Oh and the best bit of all….
    Because my neighbour referred me I get a E5 "welcome" and both he and I get an additional E20 credit…

    Bottom line is… they promise to be the same unit rate as Electric Ireland… plus you pay 37c a day for the equipment. Personally I can cope with having the e11 a month for the benefit of not having the bill come in. Installation is free…. With our family circumstances at the moment, I feel that this will help us budget a little easier….

    SO…. if anyone out there is interested in this, PLEASE tell them when you order that I referred you…. that way you get E20 credit, and so do I…. and in these times, every little bit helps… it truly does! I can PM my contact details to whoever wishes…x

    http://www.prepaypower.ie/

    #122606
    Taylor5
    Member

    I pay 30e a week with http://www.billpay.ie its a free service from An Post and its a brilliant site for paying bills…. i have it set until next march to pay 30 per week. Thanks for the info, post an update onhow you find it

    i know 37c doesnt sound like much but thats over 100e per year! 😯 Thats a summer electric bill….
    All the bills just seem to be climbing and climbing, i really dont know how OAP’s and the likes are keeping houses running on just over 200e per week.

    #122620
    chewieodie
    Member

    Correct me if I’m wrong… but don’t we pay standing charges on all forms of electricity anyway?

    Or perhaps I’m misunderstanding?

    Yep, just checked my last airtricity bill…..

    now 36.94 cent per day standing charge….

    so, I am still happy with my decision…. AND I don’t get a bill hitting the bank account… 😉

    #122663
    Taylor5
    Member

    Oh sorry!! I thought this rental charge was on top of your regular ESB Supply charge, sure thats just about the same and as you say no big bill.

    #122667
    chewieodie
    Member

    Yep, exactly…. 😉 Sure, I’ll see how it goes on Tuesday with installation. It will be interesting to see how much electricity we actually use in a week. I’ll keep you updated as to whether or not I find a difference… 😉

    #122669
    scole1
    Member

    That sounds great be interesting to see how you get on
    I’d say handy to know right this is xof what I am paying and x amount I am using
    We ring in our readings all the time to not get that estimated reading but there are times you get it and it’s huge
    Thanks for info I’m intrigued now

    #122670
    Taylor5
    Member

    you have to shop about from supplier to supplier to get the best rates

    #122676
    blonde
    Member

    I have mine since xmas and id never go back ! works out so much cheaper ! no more raised stress levels at the end of d month when the bill arrives !! 😀 😀 I also have the prepay meter for gas & we find it brilliant 2! i think everyone shud give these meters a go !!!

    #122685
    scole1
    Member

    Who did you get the gas meter with? Didn’t realise you could get that too

    #122687
    chewieodie
    Member

    There was a rollout of it last year with free installation…. kicking myself that I didn’t get it then. When I contacted them there was a substantial installation charge…. but I’ve heard rumours that there may be free installation again in the not too distant future. Bord Gais… 😉

    #122688
    blonde
    Member

    yes bord gais ! well worth it 😀

    #122689
    Fabienne
    Member

    Silly question, but why is it cheaper to have a prepay meter?
    because when no more money in you cut few things? or just electricity cheaper? or just having it you change your habits and uses less electricity or gas? or is it at the end of the year just same charges but paid a little every week?

    Thanks for info.

    Fabienne

    #122690
    chewieodie
    Member

    I don’t know about the cheaper part…. I suppose time will tell for me…. but I assume the fact that you can "see" what you are spending as you can watch the money being used up… perhaps it just makes you more vigilant….

    #122738
    Taylor5
    Member

    I think its down to the fact that you dont have bills, some people opt to pay a few euros a week off their bills, but you still get a bill in every 2 months and what you have paid every week might not cover the cost of the bill…. with the meter you will never have a bill and you have paid for your Electricy before you use it iykwim
    If you get the meter fitted are you stuck to that company who supplied it? Can you still shop about for cheaper suppliers?

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