Comments for Stop Smart Meters! https://stopsmartmeters.org Fighting for health, privacy, and safety Mon, 27 Sep 2021 20:14:06 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 Comment on FAQ: Billing Issues by Larry M. https://stopsmartmeters.org/frequently-asked-questions/faq-billing-issues/#comment-1165869 Mon, 27 Sep 2021 20:14:06 +0000 https://stopsmartmeters.org/?page_id=1960#comment-1165869 Has anyone noticed that when the old analog meters were used the actual meter readings were on your bill, so you could look at your meter and compare the readings.The new PGE bills (El Dorado hills, Ca) does not give meter readings just daily usage and then total KWh used. If you want to compare KWh you must read your meter on the day data is compiled for each month and subtract last from current (PGE states from month/day to month/day) I believe that data you read should match their KWh shown on your bill, not caring about anything but total usage.
Mine shows +27 – 32 % above what I read.
Just Food for thought, I found interesting,
I am having several neighbors read their meters daily and recording KWh readings ( can now also calculate daily usage) to compare total usage to see what they are using compared to bills, again not concerned about time of day usage just daily,monthly to see how numbers add up.

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Comment on FAQ: Changing a Meter by Sue https://stopsmartmeters.org/frequently-asked-questions/changing-a-meter/#comment-1165865 Thu, 23 Sep 2021 21:39:54 +0000 https://stopsmartmeters.org/?page_id=1970#comment-1165865 OK Trying again. I live in California.

The gas company dropped by my house a couple of days ago, unannounced, to install a new gas meter. A smart one? I don’t know. I have opted out. He left a notice on my front door gate, which was padlocked.

I just noticed today that not only had he tried to open my gate on the side of the house where the meter is (it has a bottom bolt, so he couldn’t open it), he DID open my gate on the other side, the one that has the NO TRESPASSING sign on it.

I know he opened that gate because due to the fact that it no longer fits snugly, I wired it shut. I also put a brick up against it on the inside. He CUT the wires, opened that gate, moved the brick about 3 feet, and so must have entered, right past the No Trespassing sign. When he left, he secured the gate again with a plastic zip tie, the same kind he used to hold the notice attached to the front door gate.

I had called the gas co. after seeing the notice, to tell them I would do some research on smart meters (how to identify one) and call back. BUT HIM TRESPASSING ON MY PROPERTY is a DEAL BREAKER.

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Comment on FAQ: Changing a Meter by Ruby https://stopsmartmeters.org/frequently-asked-questions/changing-a-meter/#comment-1165815 Thu, 08 Jul 2021 12:31:58 +0000 https://stopsmartmeters.org/?page_id=1970#comment-1165815 In reply to donna.

Hi Donna, I’m in the same situation as you with central Hudson. Can you tell me if your situation has changed at all? Do you still have a smart meter?

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Comment on FAQ: Billing Issues by Nein, Smart Meter sind nicht gesundheitsgefährdend https://stopsmartmeters.org/frequently-asked-questions/faq-billing-issues/#comment-1165786 Mon, 07 Jun 2021 11:52:58 +0000 https://stopsmartmeters.org/?page_id=1960#comment-1165786 […] ihre Gesundheit auswirken. Aber nachdem britische Versorgungsunternehmen in den Nachrichten für die Stromrechnungen der Leute aufblähen und Herstellungsfehler ignorieren In Tausenden von Smart Metern wurde das „Gesundheitsproblem“ […]

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Comment on Direct Action to Stop Smart Meters! by Opposition to California Bills SB 556 and AB 537- URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO STOP TELECOM POWER GRAB | Stop Smart Meters! https://stopsmartmeters.org/direct-action/#comment-1165736 Thu, 20 May 2021 23:34:47 +0000 https://stopsmartmeters.org/?page_id=4466#comment-1165736 […] 2. Prepare to take direct action and get arrested, with uncertain effect […]

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Comment on FAQ: Billing Issues by CapVermell https://stopsmartmeters.org/frequently-asked-questions/faq-billing-issues/#comment-1165728 Wed, 05 May 2021 15:22:58 +0000 https://stopsmartmeters.org/?page_id=1960#comment-1165728 When I was conned in to having smart meters thinking I would only gain more access to use history and save having to read the meters in a remote landlord basement meter room each month as a tech minded person it never occurred to me it could cost me more money.

But this is what is happening on my gas supply as whilst the new Honeywell Elster Smart electricity meter seems to probably be recording around the same consumption as its Landis & Gyr mechanical predecessor that I took a photo of before its demise (a very old name in meters it seems, unlike Honeywell Elster) the same is not true of the new Honeywell Elster smart gas meter that for the same consumption pattern seems to be recording between 50% and 80% more than its predecessor UGI METERS LTD 1990 (A HANSON COMPANY) gas meter predecessor did.

But now all I can do is watch the higher readings clock up and shortly the smart gas meter is going to be changed again for a Dual Band version and Dual Band Comms Hub so that I can actually manage to see what it is clocking up on the In Home Display which is not currently in reliable range of it.

As I am now in touch with the “Product Owner” of smart meter tech at the meter installer company (Smart Meter Systems) I’m going to try to insist that the new gas meter is a Landis & Gyr one as I know they make smart gas meters and seem to be an older and trustier name than Honeywell Elster are. Of course its tempting to believe that the installer messed up and the new meter is leaking out gas but surely I should be abe to smell that, especially in a poorly ventilated basement room.

It seems to me if the system was fair they would leave the old removed dumb mechanical meters with you and if you had any objection to how the smart meters are behaving then you should have the right within say 1 year or 2 years to have the dumb mechanical meters reinstalled or particularly instructive would be installing them in parallel with the new supposedly better smart meter.

Instead they just put in this gas meter that records way more in and you are stuck with it. And at 58 I am getting older and starting to feel the cold more (and will a lot more in coming years) so either I pay way more or I sit here and die of hypothermia in mid winter.

The thing is that my old gas consumption amount of 13,000 Kw per years was at the higher end of what you would expect for a 2 bed apartment so why should it now be 50% to 100% more in a year than that. It is difficult to tell how much more because I only have a month’s gas consumption to go on and gas consumption is highly seasonal and also somewhat variable from year to year, much more than electricity use is unless you use electricity to heat your home (which I don’t as it only does appliances and lighting).

The suggestions here that you now have to use way less energy to cope with having had faster reading smart meters installed seem to me totally ridiculous and unreasonable.

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Comment on Sample Letters to Utility by Josh Hart https://stopsmartmeters.org/sample-letters-to-utility/#comment-1165724 Sat, 01 May 2021 01:11:20 +0000 https://stopsmartmeters.org/?page_id=7550#comment-1165724 In reply to Zosh.

Hi Zosh, See our current post about Nina Beety’s success getting her opt out fees reimbursed. It’s a start!

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Comment on Sample Letters to Utility by Zosh https://stopsmartmeters.org/sample-letters-to-utility/#comment-1165716 Sun, 25 Apr 2021 14:45:47 +0000 https://stopsmartmeters.org/?page_id=7550#comment-1165716 Hello,

Firstly thanks so much to the author for taking the time to provide the information you have on this page. While I think the above letter template is great, I do think I’ll be moving forward with Jerry Day’s version from his site https://www.EMFHelpCenter.com/ as although it is much more wordy, it covers ALL our bases here, which I believe is important when you’re dealing with abusive & corrupt corporations, such as these electric utility companies. They’ll find any angle or hole in your position to exploit. Being as thorough as possible I think is the best policy to approach these companies with, so that there’s no opportunity for them to NOT do exactly what you’re requesting, which is to remove these toxic meters for the standard electromechanical ones at no-cost to us.

I wanted to however reach out on here to see if anyone has had experience with writing down and expanding on our claims & evidence for the harm, personal or financial damages, or potential for hazard that these toxic meters pose to us? Putting down our evidence & claims gives us an opportunity to request financial reparations which are due to us if the electric company doesn’t respond to our Notice of Liability. Just wondering if anyone has any examples they’ve had success with or a rough skeleton for how I can start my own? Thanks!!

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Comment on Smart Meter Lawsuits by Heather https://stopsmartmeters.org/smart-meter-lawsuits/#comment-1165712 Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:02:47 +0000 https://stopsmartmeters.org/?page_id=8733#comment-1165712 In reply to sues.

I am having the same issue. I cannot believe it – “pay us or we install a potentially hazardous meter next to your house”…completely unethical. Apparently there was proposed legislation in Ohio to stop them from imposing the monthly fee but it didn’t pass.

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Comment on Why Stop Smart Meters? by diane https://stopsmartmeters.org/why-stop-smart-meters/#comment-1165700 Sat, 10 Apr 2021 20:28:33 +0000 http://stopsmartmeters.wordpress.com/?page_id=555#comment-1165700 Wisconsin had a fake smart meter problem up north where thugs about 8 -10 years ago up in northern Wisconsin, as reported on a police website news division, The thugs were switching smart meters with fake exact look a-likes…. but they used them for reversing electric and bouncing echoing off through TV signals for harassment and stealing information and stealing electric receiving free TV sound and picture also!
I also think they use them for implants audio type or thug like implants they use for gang stalking and tracking like prisons use! Someone said they think it might still be happening now in 2021! it’s a home made spy, revenge or it might be a personal medical unit device, but thug smarty pants are up to other something activities?
Would you know anything about that and how that would be done using implantable spy mocking technology electric harassment implants or it’s the new young groups “grinder society” implants used with phones or computers!!? Just wondering how the heck that is done is it hacking other utilities also?!!

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