prepayment meter


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prepayment meter

A coin-operated water or gas meter; dispenses a fixed quantity of fluid after the money is inserted.
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The cap applied to four million prepayment meter customers, and now one million who get the Warm Home Discount.
Offers have been included for prepayment meter, pay-as-you-go customers, as well as direct debit and pay on receipt of bill customers.
OFGEM is to cap the amount suppliers can charge customers for installing a prepayment meter under warrant at PS150 and ban the costs altogether for the most vulnerable.
Danni Riddock was shocked to be hit with a PS2400 power bill - especially as she had a prepayment meter.
Paying for their consumption via a prepayment meter was the preferred payment method for Mr and Mrs C, as they were able to budget their money accordingly and did not have to worry about receiving high bills.
Whether you own your home or rent it, pay by direct debit or have a prepayment meter, there are savings to be made.
More than 2,700 vulnerable people died in the West Midlands last winter from causes directly attributable to cold and poor living conditions; as shocking as this is, it is just the tip of the iceberg - over the last two years the number of households in fuel poverty has increased from over 500,000 to over 700,000 in the West Midlands, only having warmth a few days in a week because the money they have to put on their prepayment meter runs out.
That's why we are pleased to announce a commitment from major suppliers which will permit tens of thousands more prepayment meter consumers in debt to choose the cheapest energy deal.
Audrey Gallacher, of watchdog Consumer Focus, welcomed the move, adding: "For a long time prepayment meter customers suffered the double whammy of high prices and reduced choice.
Almost a third of households overall (31%) said their bill was higher than expected, but this figure rose to more than half among those who pay by cash, cheque or prepayment meter, with many in this group on low incomes.
Other conditions for the package include the alteration of house or dwelling in order for the prepayment meter to be installed and that the meter may not trip on overload.
I used to rent a flat with a prepayment meter and I probably spent twice as much on power as any of my friends in a similar flat with a conventional meter.