Cool post (highfive)
Sounds like a great idea but in reality it looks like a scam. From what I read it is this: We'll charge you for more than you normally use and call it "unlimited". If you use less than you've paid us for then all is good. If you use more than you've paid us for then we'll switch you to another tariff where we can charge you extra. If you realise that "unlimited" actually means nothing of the sort, we'll charge you £60 to get out of the unfair contract. I'm so glad our government sold off our services. After all, who else could we rely on to rip us off and make obscene profits without any real comeback? Gas/Electricity = rising bills when wholesale prices go up, rising prices when wholesale prices go down. Taking advantage of the old and the vulnerable (and the busy) who don't know how (or have time) to switch every few months by gouging them with stupidly high prices. Putting in "free" smart meters that don't work when you switch but EVERY customer actually pays for by an increase in bills. Water - constantly put the price up because they need to fix the infrastructure. Make billions by only fixing a small amount of the leaks and then paying a few million in fines. Put in water meters to help save water because there isn't enough (because they didn't fix the leaks). Use the water meters to charge people more for their water. Trains - get a massive subsidy from the government (that's our money, btw) and move most of it into profits. Put the fares up by the maximum they are allowed every year. Put on fewer trains so people who pay for a seat have to stand. Fail to update the infrastructure properly. Start to see their profits fall, drop the contract. Get the government (again, that's OUR money) to pay for massive upgrades to the system so they can profit off it. "Improve" the timetable by cancelling most of the trains while still charging everyone. The contempt they have for their customers is incredible - or at least, it's only credible because they are allowed to do it by those who we elect to represent us. You know, the guys and gals who ensure that kids who stole a bottle of water during the London riots went to prison. The ones who stole millions by claiming false expenses. Yeah, the ones who felt the answer to that was to apologise and then give themselves a massive pay rise. The ones who all went to prison for stealing all those millions. Oh, wait...
Rules are here https://unlimited.britishgascustomer.co.uk/affiliate-assets/bgunlimited/docs/terms.pdf They put you into a band - low, med, high - depending on last year's use. They obviously know once it's 'unlimited' people will start using more than usual, because why would you switch the heating off if it's 'free'? So their get out fro this is to monitor your usage and if it's over 50% more than expected, they'll ask you to choose a new tariff as this one isn't suitable for you! I guess the price they ask for this offer is 50% more than you're paying now - which means if you actually use the same or marginally more fuel, - you'd be paying them!
FYI the bands for consumption are in the first paragraph of the t&cs ‘we will offer you an Unlimited gas tariff and an Unlimited electricity tariff based on whether we think you are a low, medium or high gas consumer and if you are a low, medium or high electricity consumer. For our purposes we classify annual consumption for electricity up to 2,600kwh as low, 2,601 kWh to 3,700kWh as medium and 3,701 to 4,500kWh as high. We classify annual consumption for gas up to 10,500 kwh as low, 10,501 kWh to 13,500kWh as medium and 13,501kWh to 16,500kWh as high’ https://unlimited.britishgascustomer.co.uk/affiliate-assets/bgunlimited/docs/terms.pdf
British Gas no chance in some ways this offer is to good to be true...there is definitely a catch with this..I’ll switch to OVO energy