TA-DAAAAH! Yep, you thought I was a mere smart meter, your energy usage calculating pal, but actually I’m a prepayment meter!
Yes, all that was required was for you to fall slightly behind on your bills and, like Optimus Prime changing from truck to robot, I’m now controlling your access to heat and light!
Bet you didn’t expect that! Because your energy supplier forgot to mention it when bombarding you with letters offering you a smart meter! I wonder why?
But seriously now, I need to see some money. No, I’m not like those old gas meters you had to feed with 50p pieces, or the 90s ones with a prepayment card. I’m all modern and online.
Just log into the website and have your bank card handy. The price? Well, it’s a little higher than you’re used to paying. After all, I can’t work for free.
Eh? You want rid of me, your energy-rationing pal? Why, we’ve not even had any adventures together, like me cutting off the electricity during your crucial Zoom interview, or leaving you without heating in a blizzard.
If you insist on being churlish about it, fine. Just pay off all your existing debt plus enough upfront for a ridiculously overestimated direct debit, and I’ll reluctantly go back to being the smart meter you ignore.
What’s that? You can’t afford it? Well, it looks like your surprise new buddy is here to stay!