Get two Smart Plugs and a SmartThings Hub for just £1 (worth £139) when you switch to bulb Energy
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Get two Smart Plugs and a SmartThings Hub for just £1 (worth £139) when you switch to bulb Energy

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Expires on 01/11/2020Posted 1st Nov
As with any energy supplier deals, it's worth doing your homework to see if a switch is right for you.

bulb are a green energy company, and are offering two Samsung Smart Plugs and a SmartThings Hub for £1 when you switch.


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With SmartThings, get detailed, up to the minute information via the SmartThings app so you can view your home’s energy usage and cost by the hour, day, or month. This gives you and everyone in the house the power to make informed decisions about your energy use at home wherever you are.




You can connect things like thermostats, lighting and washing machines; track their energy use, schedule start and stop times and control them remotely. You can even control your existing non smart devices by adding a SmartThings Smart Plug to devices such as lamps, kettles, and coffee machines.





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Not surprised they can do deals like this because they no longer have competitive prices.
I’m an existing Bulb customer, anyway I can get these toys?
wellhellothere01/11/2019 10:19

Outfoxthemarket


You gotta be joking?
Have you read up on these clowns.
I was with them for 6 months of utter chaos.
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Not surprised they can do deals like this because they no longer have competitive prices.
m1keyp1key01/11/2019 10:17

Not surprised they can do deals like this because they no longer have …Not surprised they can do deals like this because they no longer have competitive prices.


Who's better than Bulb?
I got ripped off with bulb
I’m an existing Bulb customer, anyway I can get these toys?
You mean cheaper?

For me :-

Green
Outfox....
Avro
Nabu
Utility point
Igloo
Simplicity
Scottish power
E-on
So Energy
ES3
British Gas
Green Network
Edf
Octopus
Pure planet
Peoples
Npower Select
Northumbria

Some have more than 1 tariff, in total 28 different tariffs for me are cheaper.
Kyballion01/11/2019 10:18

Who's better than Bulb?


Really you need to have your existing energy usage to hand so you can use something like clubs.moneysavingexpert.com/che…lub to compare the market with your exact usage. Bulb had been cheapest for me for the past year but their daily standing charge was expensive compared to e.on and the reason I switched.
m1keyp1key01/11/2019 10:22

You mean cheaper? For me :-GreenOutfox....AvroNabuUtility …You mean cheaper? For me :-GreenOutfox....AvroNabuUtility pointIglooSimplicityScottish powerE-onSo EnergyES3British GasGreen NetworkEdfOctopusPure planetPeoplesNpower SelectNorthumbriaSome have more than 1 tariff, in total 28 different tariffs for me are cheaper.


Wow that’s a lot.. how is it all worked out? Whenever I do a comparison, there may only ever be a few companies, and that with bad reviews that work out cheaper than bulb for me, but cheaper by about £10 a month for dual fuel. How is it that so many other companies can be cheaper for other people? Surely the prices aren’t dictated by where you live?
Iron_Man01/11/2019 10:30

Wow that’s a lot.. how is it all worked out? Whenever I do a comparison, t …Wow that’s a lot.. how is it all worked out? Whenever I do a comparison, there may only ever be a few companies, and that with bad reviews that work out cheaper than bulb for me, but cheaper by about £10 a month for dual fuel. How is it that so many other companies can be cheaper for other people? Surely the prices aren’t dictated by where you live?


Most get bad reviews, but it's the same gas and electricity.
greencode01/11/2019 10:29

Really you need to have your existing energy usage to hand so you can use …Really you need to have your existing energy usage to hand so you can use something like https://clubs.moneysavingexpert.com/cheapenergyclub to compare the market with your exact usage. Bulb had been cheapest for me for the past year but their daily standing charge was expensive compared to e.on and the reason I switched.


I did exactly the same as you just 2 weeks ago. They were cheaper but are no longer and went with E.ON too.
I was actually thinking of moving to bulb for my electricity... Once to put postcode and get quote ...etc ...their is no further mention of the free smart plug .....is it normal... would I still get it????
Kyballion01/11/2019 10:18

Who's better than Bulb?


I ran a comparison in July and switched from Bulb to Orbit energy. Saving £350.
Edited by: "jjabbar" 1st Nov
Most of these new energy companies were built on a principle that they would sell energy without profit, grow the customer base and then sell the business off to a bigger supplier who would want the customers. As none of the suppliers can make money any more no one is buying these small suppliers and they suddenly realise that they can't sell energy at cost and make a profit. They will all put their prices up eventually or go out of business.
I have been with bulb now for just under 1 year and find them really cheap and got a £50 signup using a referral link from a family member (who praised how much money she was saving on a prepaid meter).

the only issue i did get was when i switched i give them my last reading and a 3rd party company (not owned by either company) suggested my reading was wrong and it should be higher, this was sorted pretty quick using the live chat in their app when a month later i was still 100s of units away from the suggested end of reading.

i use the mobile app and update my readings monthly to prevent unexpected bills. I was previously with the criminals at British gas. without telling me they would lower my direct debits when i owed money (i had set this high from the start). it got to the point i was paying £220 on gas and £90 on electric per month and still had to pay them just shy of £1000 after leaving them (i wouldn't recommend British gas smart meters). With bulb i only pay £130 per month for both gas and electric the only thing that has changed is my provider. makes you think what sort of dodgy stuff they do at british gas
We have Bulb, They may not be the cheapest now but were when we changed.
If you want to change to BG for example you must have smart meters fitted.
I dont want them.
As for the smaller suppliers they seem to be dropping like flies.
I will reassess in March after I get warm home discount paid.
I switched last month to bulb. Can i still get it?
My direct debit with Scottish power was £120 a month. I now £70 a month with Bulb. My bills are almost half the cost with Bulb. No cpomplaints here
Edited by: "Scottish_Beardy_Man" 1st Nov
Iron_Man01/11/2019 10:30

Wow that’s a lot.. how is it all worked out? Whenever I do a comparison, t …Wow that’s a lot.. how is it all worked out? Whenever I do a comparison, there may only ever be a few companies, and that with bad reviews that work out cheaper than bulb for me, but cheaper by about £10 a month for dual fuel. How is it that so many other companies can be cheaper for other people? Surely the prices aren’t dictated by where you live?




I compare via uswitch and it's done via location. Make sure you check the box "Include plans that require switching directly through the supplier". That seems to add so many more suppliers for me.
Im very interested in this offer and saving. Was thinking about starting to add some smart kit to the house. Am I right in thinking I can add these plugs to my existing lights and appliances so i can control them away from home?1?
wellhellothere01/11/2019 10:19

Outfoxthemarket


You gotta be joking?
Have you read up on these clowns.
I was with them for 6 months of utter chaos.
Scottish_Beardy_Man01/11/2019 11:21

My direct debit with Scottish power was £120 a month. I now £70 a month w …My direct debit with Scottish power was £120 a month. I now £70 a month with Bulb. My bills are almost half the cost with Bulb. No cpomplaints here


Direct debit is not necessarily the same as actual consumption.
Iron_Man01/11/2019 10:30

Wow that’s a lot.. how is it all worked out? Whenever I do a comparison, t …Wow that’s a lot.. how is it all worked out? Whenever I do a comparison, there may only ever be a few companies, and that with bad reviews that work out cheaper than bulb for me, but cheaper by about £10 a month for dual fuel. How is it that so many other companies can be cheaper for other people? Surely the prices aren’t dictated by where you live?


Do you do a whole market comparison? The default is usually only those suppliers from whom the comparison site gets a commission.
bozo00701/11/2019 12:03

Direct debit is not necessarily the same as actual consumption.


DD is based on consumption, my consumption hasn't changed since the switch. I'm still in credit with Bulb too so handy for winter months. I'm already hundreds better off this year.
These refuse to change my meter unless I pay £125...
Kyballion01/11/2019 10:18

Who's better than Bulb?


Every single energy company are con artists. Its just the way it is in that industry. Some are bad and some are really bad, you just gotta find the bad one rather than the really bad one.
Tried to switch to Bulb in July - electric switched over fine. Gas I'm still waiting, while paying Scottish power's most expensive tariff (deemed contract when I moved in) - so far I've lost around £150 and hours of my time on the phone to Bulb and Scottish Power trying to get them to switch me.
Gonna be easier to move house.
bodolf01/11/2019 10:43

I was actually thinking of moving to bulb for my electricity... Once to …I was actually thinking of moving to bulb for my electricity... Once to put postcode and get quote ...etc ...their is no further mention of the free smart plug .....is it normal... would I still get it????


Looks like you need to go through this particular link to get the Smart Plugs offer, and then they give you the plugs when you switch I assume?
Looks like a decent offer shame I've already got the smartthings kit it's pretty good for managing my tech
razo01/11/2019 12:27

Tried to switch to Bulb in July - electric switched over fine. Gas I'm …Tried to switch to Bulb in July - electric switched over fine. Gas I'm still waiting, while paying Scottish power's most expensive tariff (deemed contract when I moved in) - so far I've lost around £150 and hours of my time on the phone to Bulb and Scottish Power trying to get them to switch me.Gonna be easier to move house.


Omg that long without gas means no hot water, no cooking how are you managing?
MR112301/11/2019 12:50

Omg that long without gas means no hot water, no cooking how are you …Omg that long without gas means no hot water, no cooking how are you managing?


Changing supplier doesn't change the actual supply, it just changes who bills you - so they'll still have gas it will just be billed by their former supplier until the switch is completed.
Do we have option like this in norther ireland?
Can anybody find the T&C's, would be interesting to know if there's a minimum period you need to stay for.
john30601/11/2019 11:57

You gotta be joking?Have you read up on these clowns.I was with them for 6 …You gotta be joking?Have you read up on these clowns.I was with them for 6 months of utter chaos.


When I was looking to change energy provider recently, I was told to avoid these.
wellhellothere01/11/2019 10:19

Outfoxthemarket



You’re kidding, I hope.

Rippoff merchants who offer tariffs to get you to switch and then a few (not many) weeks later, send you a “sorry we don’t offer that tariff any more....we’ve switched you to this one”. The one they switch you to costs more than your previous suppliers.

Scam tactics just to get you to migrate to them and then they ramp up the prices.

Avoid like the plague!!!
Scottish_Beardy_Man01/11/2019 11:21

My direct debit with Scottish power was £120 a month. I now £70 a month w …My direct debit with Scottish power was £120 a month. I now £70 a month with Bulb. My bills are almost half the cost with Bulb. No cpomplaints here


Doesn’t necessarily mean your bill is lower, mind.
Where’s the details? What model of smart hub. It also says you can cancel any time and they won’t charge you, so surely you could switch to them, two weeks later move back and keep the kit?
It was with great sadness that I had to switch away from Bulb recently. Because of big change in consumption (+30% yoy), and because Bulb is not as competitive now, I had to go... BUT if you are low/normal user (-4000kWh/year electricity), you may be able to cover the difference with just one referral per year. Bulb is excellent for the great software (site and app), the DD facility that you can adjust date/amount, that it doesn't force you to change DD amount but makes fair recommendations, the fact that your readings are received and used to calculate actual usage every time, the ability to top-up with either DD manually or a CC payment, and much more. The company behind Bulb is a Software company, and it really shows, the best billing system overall. Octopus is good as well on that front.
Edited by: "chemeng" 1st Nov
DemonIT01/11/2019 14:36

Doesn’t necessarily mean your bill is lower, mind.


DD is based on consumption, my consumption hasn't changed since the switch. I'm still in credit with Bulb too so handy for winter months. I'm already hundreds better off this year.
Scottish_Beardy_Man01/11/2019 14:43

DD is based on consumption, my consumption hasn't changed since the …DD is based on consumption, my consumption hasn't changed since the switch. I'm still in credit with Bulb too so handy for winter months. I'm already hundreds better off this year.


You should be hugely in credit by the winter months (over 2 months worth for me), no matter who you are with as the DD’s are calculated based on your estimated annual consumption.

Sounds like you’re satisfied that you’ve got it under control, just wanted to point out that your DD being lower doesn’t necessarily mean your bill is. .
Edited by: "DemonIT" 1st Nov
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