Another strange happens in my electric bill.

electric bills - electric bill reading.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
Philippines
September 16, 2012 3:18am CST
I have a discussion last month that I was ranting about the electric bill that went up. I just receive my bill right now and what a surprise It was down for almost 95% that cost only $4.21 (175.00 pesos). I don't know what happened to this company. Is the reader man only guessing the numbers that they put on the records.? Im happy now but I hope next month It won't be a big surprise again of getting it double or triple on the normal reading.
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@riyauro (6431)
• India
16 Sep 12
Oh yeah they mostly do estimate and give bills and circles around the average which comes every month. I know bills become too much and it is depressing. Good you got less this time but hope it does not shoot the sky in the next bill. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
I got the bill over for almost 30% on my normal bill, I hope next month it will not be in triple
• India
16 Sep 12
Hi lynboobsy11, It's happy to get an electricity bill of low amount than normal. I suggest you to bring the issue to the notice of the respective authorities. If you delay it till next month and in case if you receive a bill with high amount, then it creates a lot of mental tension to you and it impacts your and your households daily routines. Today or the other day, you have to pay the bill. Sometimes it might be the clerical error while entering the data or so. If you inform the respective authorities about the low bill for this month they will surely respond positive and ensures this kind of error will not occur for you and even other customers. :-)
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
Hi KK, The company we have here are despicable, they will just ignore me or that can cause me into trouble for making an complain or clarification. Most of the time people here just ignore and let it go.
• India
17 Sep 12
I am sure that you will be very happy with your new bill because the amount you have to pay is very low. May be the current meter has some problems. I would ask you to complain about the meter only if gives you a big bill again
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
The probably the next thing I will do if it will get high on the normal bill next month.
• India
16 Sep 12
Hi friend, good to hear that your EB bill is very low for this month, i think the EB person did some mistake in the last month and compensated it in this month, whatever it was, you are now happy with your EB bill. Hope you don't get any increased amount in your next bill and my wishes for it
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
That's what I'm worry about the next time he read the meter again, but I'm about to wait for him this time.
@marguicha (81559)
• Chile
16 Sep 12
Where I live there.s a man from the company that comes to chack how much I have used in electricity and in water. If you are not home when they come, they put any numer and unless you call hte company within some time, you have to pay ythat. But then, the next month they substract the excess.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
That's good that you have that kind of company in your area.
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• Philippines
16 Sep 12
That was a great news. You've got an early bonus while it's not yet the christmas season. Probably, they are making up for a high bill the previous month. That would be something I want to experience - when my electric bill will be down to what you've paid. Anyway, as long as you're making money with your business, the amount will not matter much. For your success.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
Hi good to see you again. I hope it is an early Christmas bonus and I hope they will not deprive me on my next bill.
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
Maybe they had made an error but you could compare your current bill against your bill last month. Check the breakdown of every charges and compare these against last month's figures. By this process you will have an idea on the cause of this material discrepancy.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
I have attached the photo of my previous, For my excitement there was a typo it is not 175.00 rather it's 128.00 only.
@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
hhahha. that's for sure. it is confirmed that people just don't read the meter.just guessing. you should consider yourself lucky. i never had that bill amount in my life. it's always above two thousand pesos. just pay it then be surprised for next month.just prepare for the lower or higher bill.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
Maybe I will give the meter man a kiss this time for he will close his eye while recording my bill.
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
hi lyn, Got a high bill last month complain, got a lower this month complain You are such a complainer Or maybe this time you wink at the meter reader happy mylotting
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
Bhaby Im not complaining, Im just sharing. Yhea I will give him a kiss
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
you are not complaining? then I will complain because you are not complaining so therefore I am the complainer now A kiss?which part?
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
Lips so that he will close his eyes while recording my bill I will just make it sure that he record the small amount
@neildc (17267)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
17 Sep 12
there could really some suspicious thing happened before the bill came in to your hand? oh, may i know how much your bill last month? and how it went down to 175pesos?
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
Kuya you can see the photo attached, actually I have a typo there it is not 175.00 but it is only 128.00. Yhea I think there is really suspicious things going on.
@neildc (17267)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
17 Sep 12
but how much was your previous bill?
@neildc (17267)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
17 Sep 12
i saw it, but not clear with the details. was it 1,310.something? that was a big slam down to your bill. you can rejoice today, but there could really be some suspicious thing to come next.
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@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
I told you, the whole neighborhood is connected to your meter
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
I also investigate that Jai, that night I was outside the street and I was looking at my neighbors room and when I saw that her light is on I shut down my fuse box to see who is connected on mine, but there is no one . The investigation was failed.
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
but your latest meter reading shows the proof
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
Yes I have the proof in case I've got into trouble. I'm getting worried that they might expect that I have some illegal matters here why my bills are getting up and down.
• United States
18 Sep 12
I am used to getting ripped off by people anymore but its sad when everyday company's we trust and NEED are also ripping us off :(
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
I really don't know what will happened to us next if this company keep us ripping us.
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
oh,congratulation to you! :) I'm happy to you that you're bill in electricity went down. I would be hoping and would be happy as well if mine will decrease too. I sometimes don't know why electric bills are so high but it's being explained for the taxes, surcharges, etc. that they've mentioned in the bill. :(
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
Thanks but I'm still worried that it might get high on my next bill.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
18 Sep 12
Though it hasn't been something that has ever happened when it comes to our electric bill, we've had the same thing to happen concerning our water bill. We had a super high bill one month and then the following month it was super low. When I called the water company to find out about this, they said that the reason that it happened was because of the fact that they had estimated our bill one month because they were not able to make an actual reading that month because of ice on the ground that made it impossible to get into our water meter.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
I'm glad that they has their reason and they can explain that to you here in my town no one is to ask they will just ignore me, it just a waste of time to complain to them.
@anex08 (868)
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
Same as what happen in my bill. but then not that low, and I am also hoping that next month there were no big surprise in my electric bill again. I think the reader were not guessing on what amount and power consumption they record because they were armed with gadgets to signify the actual cost of our consumption on a monthly basis... Hope next month the amount will be much much lower...
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
Still I don't have my next bill and I hope it will not shock me.
• Indonesia
17 Sep 12
You gonna get big surprise next month, I think it happened in my country too. The guy who usually come to check our bill record did not come every month, so how come he knew how big was my bill? he was guessing, so when he found out that he was wrong He adds deficiency previous month to the next month's bill. When we think that our electricity bill will remain small, we will get a shock with electricity bills almost double in the next month than usual
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
I really expecting it only I don't know the numbers but I'm still hoping that it will be back on my normal reading.
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
17 Sep 12
It sounds like they got the estimate wrong. Every other month is an estimate, at least that's how ours is. It should be much closer to your real amount though!
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
The all system even the employees here are all worthless for them they are just reading what they have seen and put in records.
@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
17 Sep 12
I feel like they are spinning a wheel, and they randomly stop and choose that number to be my electric bill. I called them once asking what the heck was going on with the cost and they told me I could always go read my meter myself. Uh, yeah, because I SOOO know how to do that. Wouldn't matter. They would still go by what their employee said. It's not like they are going to take my word. Even if I knew how to read it.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
Yep and it does what the system goes, they have always have excuses.
• Portugal
17 Sep 12
your electric bill is only 4 dollars? i wish in my country it could be also. here electric bills are like 70 dollars and we are a poor country i just wish it was only 4 dollars so we could have a better life. im happy that in pinas its only 4 dollars. i know that life in pinas isnt easy also
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
There is something wrong with the reading of my meter that's why it only cost $4 but the normal cost of my electric bill every month is $20.00 and it depend on the appliances I have.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
17 Sep 12
Nice means electricity department think about you and they wants smile on your face so your bill is less. Next month once again you will happy dont worry be happy.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
thanks and I wish that one too.
@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
Perhaps it would be best that you go back to the electric company and have them explain why it went down to that amount. Because if it was to compensate for last month' very high bill, then it means to say that there was an error indeed in the reading or whatever. In that regard, you must be given an assurance from them , that next time it will now be on the normal level of your billing.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
Thanks and I hope they don't ignore me just they always does when someone wants to clarify on something.