can you tell me if having a key electric meter, is cheaper than pay normal quarterly by bill?

I've heard that its cheaper to have an electric key meter than paying quarterly than having to get a bill every quarter and them adding on VAT etc.

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    They do say it's more expensive on a pay as you go key metre, however, with me, I found it much much cheaper!

    They wanted me on £30 per month for a paper bill, where as on my key metre I can get by with £20 a month and that's with 3 people here!!!

    But from what I am told, this is not usually the case with key metres.

    Guess I'm lucky!

    Maybe go for a key metre for now, and then change later on?

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    No it is not. Stick to your quarterly bill. Its also worth shopping round to find the best provider. U-switch is a good comparison site. There is a weekly standing charge added when you have a meter. Its stupid really. Meters are supposed to be for poorer people who struggle to pay there bills yet they end up paying more for there energy!!

  • 1 decade ago

    I think that a pay meter is much more expensive than a quarterly bill.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm on prepayment meters for both gas and electric, it may cost more but I prefer it because monitor my monthly outgoing/usage better.

    As someone mentioned use sites like and to compare.

  • 1 decade ago

    people say that the quarterly bill is cheaper

    either way one bad company to be with is scotis power

  • 1 decade ago

    A key metre is more expensive, the cheapest way if you can do it is to pay monthly by direct debit.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No it's not, they like to rip us off.

    Source(s): Being poor
  • John S
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    No, it is not cheaper.

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