Fastest Way to Migrate from a Postpaid to a Prepaid Meter

How to Jun 22, 2021

Have you been considering switching from your postpaid to a prepaid meter? Are you confused on whether a prepaid meter is the right choice for your household or property needs? Then this post is for you.

In this article, we will be showing you the difference between a prepaid and postpaid meter, the advantages of opting for a prepaid meter and how you can easily migrate to one.

What’s the Difference Between a Postpaid and Prepaid Meter?

While you can pay for electricity on both prepaid and postpaid meters with Buypower, these two meter categories have their differences.

The major difference between a postpaid and prepaid meter is the timing of your electricity payment. Let’s elaborate.

With a postpaid meter, your electricity bill for a month is calculated and you’re required to pay that amount. Immediately you’re billed, you have a window to make this payment before you get disconnected. There’s also a penalty attached to late payments.

With Prepaid meters, you pay for electricity units you need or can afford and then use them as you go. Here there’s no monthly billing or deadlines. Once you exhaust the electricity you purchase, your power supply automatically gets cut off.

Why Should You Opt for a Prepaid Meter?

The biggest advantage of having a prepaid meter is that you pay when you want and what you can afford.

Here you’re in total control of your electricity usage and billing. You can also check your meter balance whenever you want. This way you can track how many electricity units you use within a specific period. There’s also a beeping sound that notifies you when you’re running low on electricity units.

It’s budget-friendly, you get the exact value of your electricity payments and you can track your electricity consumption rate.

How to Migrate from a Postpaid to Prepaid Meter?

So are you ready to get your postpaid meter changed to a prepaid one? It’s easy.

Simply contact your distribution company to book a visit. In this visit, they assess the current state of your postpaid meter, recommend a prepaid meter type and brief you on the next steps. We’ve created an address book containing all distribution companies in Nigeria along with their contact information here.

You can also directly apply for a prepaid meter online by filling out a request form. Learn more about how to do this here.

And that’s all for today. We can’t wait to have you on the prepaid team. Do share this post with your network using the social media icons on this page.



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