Nothing for me yet
mine arrived today, kids soooooo happy, i had forgot i ordered!
Mine has finally arrived today (y)
Same here. My nephew hasn't cried so much ever. Don't know if I'm proud or not about that
I have mine yes
Nothing for me yet
mine arrived today, kids soooooo happy, i had forgot i ordered!
Mine has finally arrived today (y)
Same here. My nephew hasn't cried so much ever. Don't know if I'm proud or not about that
I have mine yes
Ive had their internet for about 14 months - big selling point was no contract. Has been absolutely fine
Been with the broadband service for 4 years, happy to pay full price and stay with them now. Been a near faultless service in that time, occasional self channel changes on the router if speed has dropped. Never experienced throttling of any sort, a constant 74 Mbps Steady signal for streaming purposes,. No threatening letters, no matter how much you download. ,
The contention on their service is abysmal. We were getting less than 2mbps in the evenings, then as soon as I switch on a VPN it would jump to 20mbps, so clearly they are packet scanning and also in contravention to EU net neutrality rules. Customer service is terrible too. We had to write to the CEO before any visible action was taken, and finally after 9 weeks they removed their service from our line and refunded us. In the mean time we were not able to order any other service from another company. They blame BT Openreach for everything, are accountable for nothing. If you do any kind of home working you can expect to have to buy yourself a mobile broadband dongle as upload speeds of less than 1mbps as a matter of routine will force you back into the office in no time. Do yourself a favour and read online reviews, then stay away. You're welcome.
The same was said last year for closure early 2019, then NPower merger then they scrapped that. It’s floating a subsidiary that it will most probably be the majority shareholder in, tax advantages to that as well as holding a separate board to account, it’s all a farce really. Two SSE companies now need to make profit lol they are dependent on each other esp in the SSE Distribution for north Scotland, this is about shifting blame and making that person accountable, doubtful they will sell off North Scotland retail if they eventually sell this new energy retail division off. They will want the cream, sell the rest where it doesn’t have Distribution rights. Frankly it’s all nonsense, a proper Chief Exec would be running the company correctly, not fragmenting it, it’s got massive assets in Distribution in the U.K. and if you can’t make good profit out that you as CE are out your comfort zone on capability. Simplicity is if you hike above RPI customers will leave. 10% hike (lol) that was always going to lose money when you are trying to gain it and market share. Ofgem caps raised, “unsustainable business models” means wants hundreds of percent profit, not a fair deal for a non obligatory utility service, you can go without gas but not electricity. I mean just look at what Ireland done with broadband over electricity, look at SSE selling consumers broadband (excited) There is money in enterprise telecom customers, little in reselling BT Openreach when you pay for the external marketing. Now it’s almost giving fibre broadband away to tie people into its higher rates utility products (lol) The companies a strong company with assets and a absolute poor one in leadership pool. Their plans ?? Reminds me when Alldays was the subsidiary of Watson & Philip Wholesalers, one company had to go bankrupt for the other to profit, the wholesale to retail margins were tiny, Co-op got a good shop footprint out of that at least, with utility customers just move to another, there’s nothing for a bankruptcy administrator to sell of real value with SSE Retail Energy, so are SSE trying to offhive energy retail staff costs and pensions because it certainly seems that way, if it goes under well SSE save a lot of money and start afresh cheap. Expect a new branding/merger then with no reference to SSE, can’t have the parent brand damaged by how they are going to liquidate high wages/pensions in it call centre admin.
Edited now (y)
Huh? Thought that was a stonking deal until I realised its without the hub...maybe put “from £119 without hub” in the title? Still a good deal none the less.
Octopus is showing as MSE top deal atm & it’s even better if you know someone to get the £50 referral code they pay it straight away and reviews are great online one had no issues so far.
Was cheaper for me to have separate gas and electric suppliers, it's worth checking to see if they have refer a friend as sometimes you can get money just for coping and pasting a code from review websites like trustpilot
This might work on broadband but don't think it will work in the same way on EDF or some of the other suppliers (ex employee although things may have changed). Effectively if the supply of a property is with them it's not a switch, your with them already. Nothing stopping you leaving and going back though if your not on a contract with exit fee
Thanks. I recently joined bulb energy and got £50 credit through a referral. What is warm home discount? and how does this work?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Not for me. £180.05 a year more. Thats without the joining bonus you get for refer a friend. When I joined bulb I got a £40.00 bill credit and £30.00 topcashback via uswitch,Then £50.00 refer a friend and a special offer £75.00 refer a friend last week. Thats £195.00 of credits so far in only 2 months with bulb. Add warm home discount and 50% of my bill was free.
Yeah you can get £50 instantly using a referral I did with a friend and I’m still With them great company
Octopus Energy do have a referral scheme where the current and new customer both get £50 credit to their account. However, I've not added my referral link as didn't think it wouid be allowed on HUD.
Is there any sort of referral benefits from this or not? Thanks
Mine also. Is being delivered today. Don't even have prime (embarrassed)
Price only. If you give me the choice of netatmo or these at this price, I'm taking netatmo all day long. The initial setup with netatmo was a minor pain while alll the valves updated etc in order to work properly. Once done they have been excellent
Damn expired, was looking for some of these
Mine have been dispatched (party)
I just took from your comment that you would prefer this brand. Or were you just referring to price? (y) 🏻
I took a half day holiday to wait in. Was offered a free hive light bulb quite insulting really. Won't get that holiday back do complained they then offered £30 which I'm still waiting on a bit like installation
I had exactly the same thing happen to me.
British Gas customers can get a better deal, as this post doesn't include installation. British Gas are doing this with a 40% off code valid until 31/8/19 with professional installation. That works out at £149 installed... and includes is a FREE Echo Dot (3rd Generation).
Maybe because it doesn't include installation?
how is it cold? This is the cheapest at the moment !
Shame they are sooooo expensive to run. I kept thinking about getting one but can’t justify over £30 a month in running cost
I've found energy suppliers are getting particularly cheeky now. Our fix with Scottish Power is about to finish so been checking tariffs. Previously have checked using comparison sites then checked Quidco/TCB before signing up. But now they have specific tariffs only available via the comparison sites. If you go direct or via Quidco/TCB the tariffs are significantly more expensive. It's adding even more complexity to a already stupidly complex market.
Didn’t think that energy suppliers were allowed to offer cash-back directly anymore.
Spent an hour on EDF online chat trying to get a cheaper tariff. The guy made out he was taking to a manager to get me an exclusive deal. Turns out in the end he was going to reduce my DD, not my tariff & they could then up my DD again at any time, so really no deal at all! Ditched & joined Shell.
EDF were dreadful when I switched last year.......7 months to sort out my account!!!!!!
I went over to Bulb on the 13/03/19. Got £30.00 topcash back,Tracked and paid. Waiting for £40.00 bill credit from bulb, Should be paid by 13/05/19. Also £50.00 refer a friend by 05/05/19. All that on top of the best price and no leaving fees.
Which one is better ? safe fill or flo gas the green one ? On check out safe fill is £182 ? But I don’t get why flo gas charge you additional 40+ if I don’t have a gas tank to send to them ? :/ I’m well confused
Do they come with accessories?
Fair pricing on the refillable gas (if my calcs are correct), I know natural gas is lot cheaper but compared to heating with Electricity (y) 1 Litre of Propane = 7 KWh (rounded) so at 52p litre thats around 7.43 pence per Kwh
£74.29 for me and that's with a cylinder return, cheaper from a local supplier of Calor
I had to order mine through amazon from British gas. Have you done this??
:D If anybody thinking about hive it very good but dont bother getting it from british gas had mìne put in december and still no sign of the dot british gas are not interested they had there money should b wearing striped tops n masks they cant even phone back even there e mail dont work apparently as not heard from amazon where they get em from with a code that dont work i had 3 now
I have just booked mine and it is being fitted on 9th January, this half price offer runs out tomorrow and the current offer is not as good if anyone has saved their code. Looks like only 3rd gen dots now.
No British Gas installed it
Was that self installed?
Referral bonus. Nice little earner for providing a link eh? Maybe we should have a referral bonus auction to see who will be less greedy? I think that the person who will be paying the bills should have the lions share.
Very good to use. Cheapest on the market for me, great customer service and consistently being endorsed by Martin Lewis. See PM.
Is bulb good do they use smart meters if yes give ve me a referral through pm thanks
You get £30 for switching with MSE cheap energy club
Hold your horses, you can get 50 quid by switching to bulb.
If you're with SSE, do yourself a big favour and switch. I switched from EON to bulb lately and saved myself £400. Big 6 energy firms rip you off hard. Have a look on uSwitch today and see if there's a better deal out there. If you do want to switch to bulb / if they're also the cheapest, send me a PM. Can send you my link for friends for £50 when you switch.
Which mans another dumb meter in the main, but the fickle govt tick box of "job done" (more like taxpayer bent over & took it) is complete, whilst you have & maintain the dumb, non-universal meter which you had back at square one! FFS
Enjoy reaping what you sow. (y) & your extremely cold "deal".
Just because I don't write an essay does not mean my opinion is invalid. It's a free £25 for the customer. I don't care what SSE plan to do with the data or how much money the government has wasted on the initiative.
No a "Smart meter" will not save you money by itself . It "should " help save you money by encouraging you to switch things off or turn heating down etc. It should also not cost you more as your bills depend ONLY on your tariff and usage , not on the meter/s that are measuring that usage . We are already paying £billions for these meters to be fitted in our bills (regardless of whether we have one fitted ) . I have fitted an energy monitor like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/geo-Minim-Energy-Monitor-Self-Installed/dp/B00JIMQP6Y/ref=sr_1_6?crid=HUOIJUX3FMDO&keywords=power+meter+energy+monitor&qid=1552139272&s=gateway&sprefix=power+meter,aps,160&sr=8-6 Seems expensive now ,but got mine 8 or 9 years ago from EON for £7.99 (sender just clips over the meter supply and display sits on the mantlepiece) and it does show me when I leave the oven on etc. So I'm not against what "Smart" meters do ,but against what the energy companies could do with them . There are too many urban myths (good and bad ) around these meters so stay well clear is my advice . Roll out was supposed to be complete by 2019 , then 2020 (when suppliers will face fines for not installing their quota , Really !?! ) "Technical problems" are apparently behind the delay :/ and will NOT be resolved by 2020 or even 2022 . The "reprogramming of SMETS 1 meters to SMETS 2 meters is simply "aspirational hogwash" and will only be possible with a small percentage of the newer SMETS 1 meters . "Think" reprogramming an I Phone to become an Android phone . As @J4GG4 commented this was promised 2 years ago but has yet to materialise . Differential (sometimes called Variable ) pricing is my main worry . This means the energy company could vary your unit prices dependant upon your historical usage (raising them when you use the most ) probably modified by a simple algorithm dependant upon when there is excess capacity in the system ( a Smart Economy 7 if you like) . They will , of course present this as a "Discount " as times you use the least energy will cost less per unit ! Another reason Differential pricing will hurt the consumer is that switch sites will be unable to give accurate comparisons as individual consumers will be only different rates at different times of the day , for different periods depending on their habitual usage (which the energy companies will obviously know and exploit ) . Additionally many smaller energy companies will not have the technology to join in the fun ,so many will simply disappear ,thus cutting down competition . Sorry for the long Saturday essay , a difficult read I know . However it is important that consumers understand the advantages and disadvantages of these meters . Too many , as displayed by some comments on this thread , are misinformed on this very important subject or believe the aspirational hogwash put out by the energy companies and the Government (about reprogramming SMETS1 meters and a completion date of 2020 (shock) ) not to mention the Urban myths doing the rounds .
And there’s your problem, make sure you switch as soon as your rate ends if not you will be paying more and rates will still go up. Our fix ends in May we were on such a good deal that we will pay £300 more next year even if we switch to the next cheapest rate. Nothing to do with the meter just priced going up.
From MSE: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2019/03/-misleading--smart-meter-ad-banned/
Thanks for your advice , it’s appreciated....I understand it’s the smart meter that counts the usage but so do the older meters. It’s not just one person who has had a smart meter installed that complains about price increase, it’s every household that has had it installed that has had their bills increased. Now every smart meter cannot be faulty. I think in my case most likely is they’ve switched me over from a fixed tariff which we was on for the past 4 years plus to a variable tariff. All previous bills were based on actual meter readings taken so no way we were under charged. In fact we were paying more monthly than our families and friends which led us to installing a smart meter.
It is a shambles and clearly wasn't thought through enough before they rolled out. But everything that I've read suggests that the first gen can be updated to the second gen and will be according to the government. Whether that's via SW or hw I don't know. Lots of info here... https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2017/10/smart-meter-upgrade-programme-to-start-within-a-year/
Plenty of their rads is Type 20 - without fins between panels. There is massive difference between Types 20>21>22 in BTU of the same size rad BTU: 4721 - Type 20 700 x 1200mm BTU: 7216 - Type 22 600 x 1200mm - smaller
These seem excellent value. Sadly they all seem to be quite low BTU - I need something a bit more hefty for my project :(
Its worth looking at Wolseley - they do good quality radiators, you can buy 'value packs' of 5, 7 or 9 radiators. If you are buying mostly large ones this should work out well for you. When I bought my mine there a few months ago the pack included TRVs as well. It wasn't mentioned anywhere so might be worth asking for them. Be aware that the search feature on the site is really poor. If you cannot find what you want using the search trying looking through the categories anyway and you'll probably find it. https://www.wolseley.co.uk/deals/centerrad-big-pack-deal/
I may be wrong but í have been told UK radiators are or historically have been oversized. For heat pump business where i work, there are much lower flow temperatures 35-50 is the standard, so you need bigger radiators than with gas boiler, luckily because of the oversizing you only need for example double the original area rather than triple if they were originally correctly sized.
This is exactly what I done last month. Upgraded all of the radiators in my house to double type 22 ones from screwfix. Initial outlay to purchase and replace was a bit pricy but the benefits are unreal. Where we used to put the temperature up at 21/22 degrees to heat the house up, we're now doing at around 17 degrees and the place is scorching. I imagine in the long run it'll be benefical on the pocket.
Anyone else apply for these and have revived a delivery email????
Brilliant ...received the confirmation email for the school i volunteer at ...thanks ..
Totally agree. Everything about them is exactly what a utility supplier should be like from customer service to pricing
Thank you. Always looking for freebies for schools!
Octopus energy is great. (y)
Oh dear. Surely this is a joke comment?
Switched to OVO after years back never had a issue and saved around £20 a month at least since then. British Gas are just too expensive. Need 2 month of free electricity.
Switch to SSE and get £100 cashback. Or stick with BG and get £100 back in 256 years :D No thanks
Decent but there was a better offer before Christmas. Be careful what you sign up for because this new one isn't available to me now so guessing a better deal wouldn't be later for anyone that signs up to this one ...
I've been doing washing, ironing, drying, electric fan heater on 24/7 for 365 days... They won't see me off... :D
Unflattering report on Ovo https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47092066
Agree with And1Split’s comment above. I used uswitch to compare and didn’t go with the absolute cheapest. Opted for Bulb based on reviews etc and a very happy customer one year on. The key is to compare unit charges and not go by estimates of what different providers think the energy will cost you each month. They also offer a £50 referral credit similar to some other suppliers. Any questions on Bulb or if you would like a referral, feel free to send me a private message.
OVO installed a meter at my house about 3-4 years ago, however there was a technical error and unknown to me the bills were being generated wrong, I contacted them as there was an error showing on the website and it wouldn't let me increase my DD. I noticed there was a section on the website where you can view an estimated bill and I was shocked to see it said £1700, I called and they told me my bills had been undervalued the whole time I had been with them and as per ofgen rules they can only send me a correct bill for 1 years electricity usage, I use roughly £20-£30 of electricity a month so thought it would be around £400 ish, I had £150 credit in my account so I was thinking £250 its not great but wont be too bad, they actually decided the £150 in my account was legally there's to take and put my account to -£700, I emailed them to recalculate and they replied 5-7 days later saying its correct and there's nothing I can do, I replied asking if I could have any compensation as it will be difficult to pay off, they said they don't have to as they have done the legal minimum, so now because I cant pay off at once I'm stuck paying £150 a month to pay off the debt slowly, once its payed off I'm switching, unfortunately I cant say I would recommend OVO to anyone. Bottom line is any money they direct debit from you is there's to keep should you find any issues with your account even if the billing issue is over a year, had I know I probably wouldn't had any saved in my account,
Best customer care I have ever seen but unfortunately not competitive on price now
They will not let you drop thousands on it. The T&Cs do mention that if you are found abusing it, they would automatically trigger a refund and would disable the benefit. My house gets pretty cold during the winter months and my last bill for electricity and gas was £211 (ouch..). My recommended direct debit is £135 but I set it up at £200 to ensure that I stay in credit. Also, it is worth mentioning that there is also another bonus that is the self-service reward when doing everything online and paying at least the recommended amount by DD: £7.50 per fuel/per quarter so a potential £60 off for the year.
Anyone received this yet?
Thanks for the heads up, I’ve just come searching for this thread as I’ve not received mine yet (y)
Just a heads up. BRITISH GAS. Paid out today 8-1-19.
I couldn't agree more. A few years ago I also had cancer (unrelated) and had to wind down my small business and go onto ESA. I was grateful for the money but appalled at the pettiness of the benefits system. Especially the 0845 numbers and being on hold for hours. How humiliating to wait while your precious money was being swallowed by the system that was supposed to support.
I ran a successful company and was a high rate tax payer until I had a bout of illness which meant I couldn't work for a bit. This meant I learnt the wonders of going on the benefits system. What an awful experience. I don't think people know that most people aren't good for nothings ,who are scrounging on the state. That's a small minority that the media helps gain publicity and the gullible lap it up. This is the cause of Brexit and other forms of xenophobia.
I personally use it for an hour + before work. Usually i stand it on my table next to my chair while i check my emails or read my course books for work etc. If i dont have much free time i stand it closer (on the arm of my chair) and use for 20/30 mins. The closer it is the more powerful it is so less exposure time is needed.
How long do you use it for, every day ?
I think it's also aimed at those that don't see much sun light e.g. Office workers doing long hours, coal miners, maybe even Dracula ..... 8)
I suffer from SAD and so I bought this and my mood has improved significantly.
Voted HOT! (y) My partner bought me this for christmas after years of suffering from SAD and its great. I use it every single morning and its made such a difference to my mood. Fab item x
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