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Introduce yourself

  • 10 February 2017
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Welcome to the forum! We'd love to know more about you and I'm sure our other users would too. This is great place to say hi and get to know each other.

I’ll start - I’m Darran (yes that's me in the picture!), I'm the new Community Manager of the OVO Forum and along with our trusty moderators (introductions to follow) we're really keen to make this work for you and I'm looking forward to getting to know you all!

I love going to the beach, being by the coast. I definitely don't get to go as often as I would like to! I also love music and films, particularly action and adventure films, so any recommendations, send them my way 😃

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Hi everyone,

This is Tim here, a moderator for the brand new OVO Forum. I work in OVO’s head office in Bristol, and I’m very excited to be part of the chat - get involved!

I’m a very tall, very loud, music lover and I love a good photo of a meter set up. The more cables and pipes the better. Oh and my favourite tune has to be the disco classic “Thinking of you” by Sister Sledge. What do you think?

Tim
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Hey guys,

It’s going to be hard to follow on from Tim and Darran's wonderful introductions, but let me give it a go!

My name’s Lucy and I will also be helping to moderate our Customer Forum alongside Tim. I’m really excited to start interacting with you all and getting to know a bit more about you, as I absolutely love a good chat.

When I’m not moderating the Customer forum, I’ll be planning my next adventure as one of my passions is travelling. I most recently did a road trip from Chicago to San Francisco and I also managed to explore Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos in 30 days! If you want some of my top travel tips, or to find out where I’m off to next, feel free to ask. :)

Lucy
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Thanks team forum!

Just a quick note for our new members, don't forget to check your junk mail for the email to active your account. We don't want you to miss out on getting involved!

Darran
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My name is Cal McNeill, Im from Belfast but now live in Wymondham, Norwich.
Im married with 4 children, and have been an OVO customer for around 1 year.
Joined OVO due to the price they had on PAYG, and love that I can top up using their mobile app rather than having to find a paypoint shop.
Any contact I have had with the OVO team, has been professional and courteous.
Its a fantastic idea to have this forum as an informal way to ask questions, get advice and share experiences.
Look forward to seeing how the forum develops
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Welcome Cal!

Great to have you on board, thanks for introducing yourself!

We have a few PAYG topics on the go, so why not check them out and share your experiences with others!!

Many thanks again for getting involved.

Darran
Hey everyone,

My name’s Emily and I’ll be joining Lucy and Tim to help moderate the new OVO Forum - which is pretty exciting!

A few facts about me…

I’m an identical twin
I’m also an OVO Pay monthly customer
I love reading tricky old school dial meters...so if you have any head scratchers, send them my way!

Emily
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Hi everyone

My name is Emma and I live in South Wales. I am a married mother of two, who has been with OVO for almost a year.

I have recently graduated from the Open University and have been fortunate enough to live in England and Germany before returning to South Wales.

I was a pay monthly customer but had a smart meter fitted back in October, so now no longer have to worry about remembering to provide meter readings!
I was part of the online group that discussed forum elements before this forum went live, and look forward to seeing its membership grow.
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Hi all
My name is Cal McNeill, Im from Belfast but now live in Wymondham, Norwich.
Im married with 4 children, and have been an OVO customer for around 1 year.
Joined OVO due to the price they had on PAYG, and love that I can top up using their mobile app rather than having to find a paypoint shop.
Any contact I have had with the OVO team, has been professional and courteous.
Its a fantastic idea to have this forum as an informal way to ask questions, get advice and share experiences.
Look forward to seeing how the forum develops


Ahh, Cal - my entire family are from Northern Ireland so I know Belfast well (I'm hoping you mean Belfast in Northern Ireland rather than Wales!). Have you ever visited Bangor or Lurgan?

Lucy
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Hi everyone

My name is Emma and I live in South Wales. I am a married mother of two, who has been with OVO for almost a year.

I have recently graduated from the Open University and have been fortunate enough to live in England and Germany before returning to South Wales.

I was a pay monthly customer but had a smart meter fitted back in October, so now no longer have to worry about remembering to provide meter readings!
I was part of the online group that discussed forum elements before this forum went live, and look forward to seeing its membership grow.


Welcome to the forum, Emma, and thanks for telling us a bit about yourself. Congratulations on the recent graduation - what did you study, out of interest?

As a Pay monthly customer with smart meters, I reckon a lot of user topics will be right up your street. So hopefully this forum will be a great place to answer any queries you might have, and allow you to share your knowledge and experience with other users.

Who knows, with all that engagement, you might be the first user to earn a second badge! ;)

Tim
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Thanks for the welcome Tim

I have been awarded a BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Technology - now I just need to decide what to do with it!

Am not sure I have any knowledge to share - our smart meter installation was stress-free, and its been doing what it has supposed to do so far, so been rather easy here. Will do my best to help where I can though.

Regards

Emma
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Thanks for the welcome Tim

I have been awarded a BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Technology - now I just need to decide what to do with it!

Am not sure I have any knowledge to share - our smart meter installation was stress-free, and its been doing what it has supposed to do so far, so been rather easy here. Will do my best to help where I can though.

Regards

Emma


Nice one, Emma - we'll hold off making you our first point of contact for any IT queries. It sounds like you're busy enough!

Any experience of our smart meters, IHD's, playing with My OVO etc is great, so keep your eyes peeled for any new topics from other users!

Tim
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Hey guys, my name is Michael savino. I am new to OVO.
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Hey milfordblanchard

Welcome to our new forum! Thanks for introducing yourself, don't forget to add a picture and complete your profile!

Look forward to seeing you getting stuck in to the conversations!

Darran
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Hi there, my name is Milford Blanchard.
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Hi I'm Freda, Scottish but live in North West. I was with OVO for ages and another provided poached me away with sparkly offers of cheaper power. I soon realised the error of my ways and that cheaper as most definately not always better. No way of seeing what my account was at. Top ups no less than £10 and that had to be on both meters, just a total mess. I am so glad to be back here safe and sound with OVO.

I live here with my husband, my 2 dogs, 2 cats, rather large (about 2 metres) royal python and 17 (yes I did say 17) ferrets. The ferrets live outdoors in 2 groups in large runs, one is 6x6x6 ft the other is 6x9x6 ft. They are all pets, don't bite all neutered (or about to be so) and as friendly as anything. We go to shows with them (yes a bit like crufts) and have won various rosettes and trophies includin one for best in show.

I also do knitting, reading and attempt to crochet.
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Hi Freda

I thought my 2 children kept me busy, but I imagine you never stop with all those animals! Sounds fantastic though ( we are not blessed with much room here, so would not be possible to have so many pets ufortunately)
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we don't live in a very big house but with no kids and our grandkids being a long distance away it would be too quiet without all the pets. Also we worked in an animal rescue for a number of years and I think that rubbed off on us a bit, both dogs, the snake and most of the ferrets are from rescues.
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Hi. My name is Peter Kettle. I am originally from London but now live in Fleetwood. I have 5 grown up children and 2 fantastic grandchildren. I have been involved in the electric metering industry for 25 years and am still installing meters for suppliers all over the north west of England. We also have our own small business which we work part time and are looking for people to help achieve there dreams and goals. I also work part time on a Saturday delivering fish to hotels and restaurants as and when required. We have been with Ovo just under a year and love the PAYG+ and have closely tracked our use age over the past year and found it very competitive. The smart meters in our opinion have been a breath of fresh air and are so easy to use and understand. We certainly wont be moving away as there is no one even close to matching Ovo's great prices even after the price increase, which by the way, every supplier is currently increasing their prices so people can moan BUT by continually moving, will never get a settled price or be able to accurately track on their own use age. Great service Ovo. Keep it going!
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Hi Pete

Thanks for introducing yourself! Great to have you on board. Don't forget to add a picture and complete your profile!!!

Darran
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Hi all, my name is Charlotte, friends know me as Char, Chaz or Moo (dont ask), although i prefer Char -but don't tell my mum, she hates it!

I'm now living in Neath (south Wales) although i come from the lovely Bristol. Currently vetween jobs, having recently finished working in Bristol, but have a new job lined up in Swansea, so i can hopefully meet people local to me. I LOVE the beach, and spend pretty much all my free time at one of my many local beaches.

Looking forward to getting involved in the OVO Forum 😃
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Also we worked in an animal rescue for a number of years and I think that rubbed off on us a bit, both dogs, the snake and most of the ferrets are from rescues.

I love that so many of your pets are rescue animals! Hubby wants a kitten but i think we should get a rescue cat
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Hey Char P

Welcome to our new forum! Great to have you on board.

Great job filling your profile, adding a pic and getting stuck in straight away!

Don't forget to add a signature, if you need inspiration, check out some of our other users!!

Darran
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Hello,
I'm David and I'm generally retired except for being a Trustee of a Hospice and for a small local charity. My wife & I live near the south coast and sailing has been an important part of my life although walking has now taken over and we are frequent visitors to Northumberland (great walking and to see grandchildren).
My background is in industrial and domestic energy utilisation.
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Hello,
I'm David and I'm generally retired except for being a Trustee of a Hospice and for a small local charity. My wife & I live near the south coast and sailing has been an important part of my life although walking has now taken over and we are frequent visitors to Northumberland (great walking and to see grandchildren).
My background is in industrial and domestic energy utilisation.


Welcome, DavidSY! We hope you're just as excited about the forum as we are!

I absolutely love the beach (especially Croyde and Saunton Sands) so I'm very jealous that you live near the South Coast. It's interesting to hear about your background too - I reckon that will definitely come in handy on the forum.

Looks like your profile is nearly complete - just set a profile picture and fill in the sections you’re interested in and you’ll be good to go!

Happy posting,
Lucy
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Afternoon all!

Michael here, living up in Newcastle upon Tyne, working for the NHS to support medical types with their IT issues!

Like single malt whisky, mountain bikes, decent food, and the excellent micro brewery that's about 138 seconds walk from my front door! Just need to add some bio info to the profile on here now... wonder if I could find anyone working in IT to help?!

Married to the current Mrs Michael, who drives a nice EV for which Ovo currently supply electricity to keep us gliding around in.

Oh, and "Introduce Yourself" by Faith No More is one of the greatest pieces of music ever, so this is me introducing myself!

PS. I use exclamation marks a bit too much!

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