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How long does it take to use a #5000 card?

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In my own case the PHCN staff in my Area they don`t have prepaid meters in stock and they don`t want the World Bank Assisted Prepaid meters, even when i installed it they came and disconnect it..... am force to stick to the old chaw-chawa estimated billings which has once came written in pen, now am paying Five Thousand (N5,000) Naira a month and i had only one TV set, Fridge, two fans and four bulbs..... i leave alone and stay at home only in the night or weekends if i didn`t travelled....

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The pre-paid meter is good because this is accountable. that is, u use the amount you load. N5k can last a month if u use a fridge-freezer,pumping machine and even iron and toaster but u can also conserve energy by switching off you light when u leave the house.

Its a good step in the right directions.

But tell PHCN to stop "blackout" cos since we pay ahead for the power we use it should be regular.

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Will this actually stop the perpetual power failure in the country especially the in the rural communities.

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yes, we are slowly but surely getting to the era of cash-free transactions,

am sure things are getting better, no more funny bills to settle,no more NEPA staff being treated for dog bites and no more stress at PHCN pay offices,

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No matter how much electricity is generated, if many people are getting it for free, it will never be enough.

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Are you ready to pay on behalf of those who can't afford it? If they don't pay for what they use, then who will?

Like your mobile connectivity, you can't afford it you can't make calls 24/7, simple! That's why the QoS is fairly okay and the owners are raking in billions, no erratic service, more bonanzas and stuffs.

Pay as you go.

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Seun, which ever way you put it. electricty in nigeria is still very low! it shouldnt be a luxury whereby only those that can afford it get it 24/7!

the meter is a very good idea though, i wonder why it is not everywhere

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da best 4 learned ones

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Men ! i feel sorry for u guys where i stay we dont pay electrical bills,water or any bill at all.and we still get an average of 12hrs electricity.

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Lol! Then U dont need it.

Just stick to the Old billing System.

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@ Obaman

My guy you go pay thru ur nose o.

Im considering getting one of those meters. I don tire for NEPA erratic bills.

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underpriced.

Now that people are being made to pay for what they consume, things will start geting better.

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Honestly, I would rather buy one or more cards in a month (ie pay for what I use) rather than have NEPA or PHCoN or whatever disturb me with unread meter bills and threat of disconnection when I refuse to pay.

And another good side is that people will learn how to unplug electrical items when not needed. The new meter is the way to go!

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i've been using the pre paid meter for over 2 years.

its pretty cool, at least we dont get those ridiculous bills NEPA used to send.

only down side [for now] is that the prepaid meters dont guarantee 24/7 power.

you still get your same old eratic power.

and the #5000 cards actually last a long time, cant really give a period-- but its really good.

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It depends o, if you have a pumping machine, an A/C, a deep freezer and some power consuming devices, you could end up tearing the card apart within 25 days.

But if it's a normal 3 bedroom flat, that should take you for at least 75 days or more.

tip is: switch off all devices whenever they are not needed, like unplug your microwave, electric iron, electric stoves, and switch off bulbs and appliances when they are not in use.

power consuming devices are usually electric devices like iron, kettle, ring boiler, heater and other heavy stuffs, they usually should not be left on or used for too long/unnecessarily.

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So why won't there be a perennial "undersupply" of electricity in Nigeria?

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