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What if I have a pre-payment meter for my gas or electricity supply

If you have a pre-payment meter for your gas or electricity supply, then you will have to specify this when searching for better gas or electricity tariffs.

The reason for this is if you already have a pre-payment meter installed, you are only eligible to switch on to energy tariffs that support pre-payment meters. This is because energy companies will not send an engineer to your home to un-install the pre-payment meter in order to put you on to non-pre-payment tariffs.

Unfortunately it is likely that tariffs for pre-payment meters are not as competitive compared to energy tariffs with payment methods such as monthly Direct Debit. However, you should still be able to get a better deal than you are currently on by doing a fuel bill comparison search on Switchomatic - you'll just see a reduced number of possible tariffs to switch on to.

Created: 29th Jun 2011, Last Modified: 7th Dec 2018, Switchomatic

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