....and the energy companies are dumber still.
The EON smart meter installer turned up to fit my meter yesterday. He was here for about 7 minutes.
"There's no O2 mobile coverage here so the meter won't be able to transmit the data back to us."
"I could have told you that if you'd asked before coming out. So what's the alternative?"
"Umm.... there isn't one"
"You can't use another cell provider, or transmit the data cleverly down the distribution network?"
"OK, bye. At least you've had a day out in the Cotswolds"
"Yeah, nice here innit?"