Comment: Why WOULDN'T you want it?

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Why WOULDN'T you want it?

You are saving the company money which arguably is supposed to be passed back to you. If a residence changes tenants, there are charges for disconnecting and reconnecting regardless of the meter type. With an electronic meter, the end/start readings can both be done instantly and at zero cost to them so no charges would have to be assessed. I'm not saying they wouldn't, just that they wouldn't NEED to. Compare that price with having some guy come out twice for said account change.