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Old 24th June 2020, 18:30   #481
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I waited till the voice said, “Can we make an appointment to come in to have a look to see what needs to be done. .
Are you sure that wasn't a nuisance caller, trying to make a sales appointment, to sell you some rewiring or a new consumer unit. It reads that way, especially the persistance.

The smart meter installers just make an appointment, turn up when you are in and do the deed.
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Old 29th June 2020, 16:30   #482
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Are you sure that wasn't a nuisance caller, trying to make a sales appointment, to sell you some rewiring or a new consumer unit. It reads that way, especially the persistance.

The smart meter installers just make an appointment, turn up when you are in and do the deed.
No, they were wanting to install the SMART meter in my old flat. It did need re-wiring, it was last done in 1972.

And they have been on the phone again. This time I spoke to a very nice lady. I explained that I had moved and told her that the new people had in fact had the flat rewired and a SMART meter was fitted.
The lady apologised about the previous caller. I asked why it had taken so long to contact me. She said that they had written to me numerous times but getting no reply my request was put on the back burner. But now they were going through these “on hold” requests to see if any follow ups were needed.

She assured me that they would not be contacting me again as she said “that my request” had been dealt with. And it was no longer on their system. We shall see, bound to get another call. (All the phone calls were to my mobile).

Roger, my late god sons brother, will not be returning to Brazil till August now. The COVID-19 situation in Brazil is still at the high risk level. But I’m hoping for us to meet up in a fortnights time. He will be bringing his niece with him, been awhile since I’ve seen her. Roger will also be bringing the item/s that his brother left me in his will. Got an ideal it maybe some camera equipment, but must not speculate otherwise I might be disappointed.

My late god sons ex-wife has had two more charges added to the list. Unlawful destruction of personal stuff and the unlawful removal of valuable jewellery. It seems her two accomplices have turned against her and dropped her right in it. I have no sympathy for her at all.

My friend, Steve, in Italy phoned to say that his wife is now home but still not fully recovered yet. Steve has had a crash course in home nursing, all new to him. Made me laugh when he told me some of the things he has had to learn. I reminded him that I knew what he was going through as I had looked after my late wife for 11 months. Good days outnumbered the bad days.

Banana is still behaving but the Bear is the one back in the workshop after our spring breaking last Saturday. I’m just counting my blessings that it broke at a slow (ish!) speed rather than me travelling at Warp Factor 3 up the M5, as I should have been last Thursday. We were due to be joining the Cornwall MGOC for the long weekend away to Wales. Hate to think what would have happened if the tyre had a blowout after the spring broke.

Still here, and that’s the main thing.

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Incredible how folk just don't listen.


The Smart Meter People obviously don't employ Smart People.-----------

The smart meter installers maybe smarter that you think - a guy up the road works for Eon and his company van has not moved from outside his front door since March.

4 months sitting at home on full pay.
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Indeed, ha ha, wd never have one, yet another way of spying, controlling technology.
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No, they were wanting to install the SMART meter in my old flat. It did need re-wiring, it was last done in 1972.
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Well, as said the internal wiring has no relevance to the smart meter or the electricity supply company. There should be no need to rewire, providing the installation met the regulations in 1972 and is undamaged.
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Well, as said the internal wiring has no relevance to the smart meter or the electricity supply company. There should be no need to rewire, providing the installation met the regulations in 1972 and is undamaged.
Believe me it needed redoing. The consumer box was in fact the old style fuse box. That had the wire fuses. In 48 years the fuses only blew 4 times. National Power wanted to condemn it to the scrap heap. But I moved before any work was carried out by them or me.
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Deffo a spam call, I've had a few. It looks like a database from a few years back has been leaked and scammers are using it to make calls and try to sound official. In my case they used an address we haven't lived at for 4 years and that we never ordered a smart meter for!

The genuine installers would not know or care what the internal wiring is like, it's not their job. When we had ours installed last year they did all the work outside and didn't even set foot in the house to check.
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Believe me it needed redoing. The consumer box was in fact the old style fuse box. That had the wire fuses. In 48 years the fuses only blew 4 times. National Power wanted to condemn it to the scrap heap. But I moved before any work was carried out by them or me.
I can only repeat - the condition and age of the electrical installation, has absolutely nothing to do with the installation of smart meters. The smart meter installers only replace the old meter, with a smart meter - they have absolutely no interest or responsibility beyond fitting the meter. They certainly would not be ringing you and pestering you to have a rewire. They were scam callers and maybe made a lucky guess that you had originally needed a rewire.

They are very, very good, can be very convincing indeed, but it was none the less a lucky escape from a scammer. They can claim to be whoever they like over the phone, they can even spoof the phone number, so the call appears to be from the company they claim to represent, even your banks number, so it shows up on your phone as NatWest ringing you if they are in your contact list.
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