I had a phone call yesterday, via my mobile phone. I have opted out of all sales channels, so how they got my number I do not know. Call went like this:
ME: “Who is this?”
THEM: Something garbled then “We are calling to offer you a free smart meter”
ME: “I’ve recently had my smart meters removed”.
THEM: Total astonishment: “You have had the meters removed!! Why?”
ME: “Because they are dangerous and give out high amounts of radiation.”
THEM: Starts to give me a spiel about how safe they are
ME: Me interrupting. “You are about to tell me that they give out no more radiation than a mobile phone, right?”
THEM: “I’m sorry, What?”
ME: Realising it is pointless. “Never mind. Good bye.” Cuts them off.
The problem is that they are using people who have no idea what they are talking about. Also, they will be on a bonus system and so will follow the script given them, religiously. I suspect they have a list of answers for those who question the function of these meters. There can be no deviation from that script.
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