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Can we not just use the £18m to pay down more of the debt, and revisit this when it is paid off?  

It'll be an expensive disaster. Of that there is nothing more certain.

seems to be the case with MHK's too but most were dumb to start with.

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37 minutes ago, GD4ELI said:

You are a total know-all clown.

SMART meters do not use Wi-Fi to send the readings, they use 3G/4G/5G. If you have a mobile signal (not Wi-Fi) then they work well. 

For some of us the term WiFi has become generic for that type of thing...As it happens the installer used the term WiFi when he explained the reason my gadget would not work at a distance from the meter cupboard...I neither know nor care what is called.

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1 minute ago, Barrie Stevens said:

For some of us the term WiFi has become generic for that type of thing...As it happens the installer used the term WiFi when he explained the reason my gadget would not work at a distance from the meter cupboard...I neither know nor care what is called.

Your gadget uses a Wi-Fi signal. The SMART meter phones home with 2G/3G/4G/5G.

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2 hours ago, yootalkin2me said:

Smsrt meters do soooooo much more than you think, there are a plethora of things they will be able to do in the near and far future....watch this space and don't be so negative.

Make the tea? Iron my shirts?

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3 minutes ago, GD4ELI said:

Ta.

So they're already busy pissing away the government write-off and effectively wacking customer charges back on their debt? Nothing is free.

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/cannan-says-mua-write-off-affordable/

 

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2 minutes ago, GD4ELI said:

Your gadget uses a Wi-Fi signal. The SMART meter phones home with 2G/3G/4G/5G.

Does that mean connecting it to one's own router? Or do these things create an additional hotspot and therefore yet more wifi congestion?

Presumably it is possible to switch off the wifi?

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1 hour ago, ballaughbiker said:

Can't understand what the negative issues are unless you aren't a good payer because they can cut you off remotely. They also know if you are up to anything dishonest. 

 

But it's costing us (yes, us) 18million.

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My very elderly in-laws have neither a phone and thus no wifi..... so someone still has to call round to read the fecking meter. 

also, is it going to be a legal requirement to have one of these not-so-smart meters installed??

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17 minutes ago, GD4ELI said:

Quite a few places, even 3G will be phased out soon (guess who has a 3G phone).

OK, to make it clearer wot I meant, where these days has no 2G as a minimum? They won't turn it or 3G off until 4G or better is up and running. 

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Does that mean connecting it to one's own router

No I was told by the installer that they have a sim card .

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