What is What’s My Number?

Date 331addf45bb3516008aff5fb298ee62ac379c2c3a2b3907f5779c303044d921a Jul 13, 2020
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 The government, specifically The Electricity Authority, a few years back decided to launch a campaign called What’s My Number.  You might think that What’s My Number might relate to your cell phone number, which then you might ask why would I forget my number. However, that is not the case.

What’s My Number is is a campaign developed to show Kiwis how much they can save on their power bill, hence the name. *MIND BLOWING*. It also provide consumers with information about the ability to switch power companies and the ease of switching. 

Specifically, What’s My Number is aimed to help:

  • Increase the willingness of consumers to switch power companies
  • Create more informed and active consumers.

Did the What’s My Number campaign achieve that? We don’t know, as we don’t have their figures. However, we recently launched our service to compare power companies and from what we so far is we have helped thousands New Zealanders make more informed choices about their electricity suppliers.

If you want to know what is your number and how much you can potentially save, then: Click here to see how much you can save on your power bill

Who is Electricity Authority?

The Electricity Authority (Authority) is an independent crown entity responsible for the efficient operation of the New Zealand electricity market. Essentially, Electricity Authority looks after electricity market and one of their key roles is to promote competition in that market for the benefit of consumers.

They ensure that the user understands what their options are regarding electricity suppliers and how to select the best power plan for their needs. As a result, this should encourage more competition in the market.

So why actually launch What’s My Number?

There are around 1.7 million households in New Zealand and turns out that in 2016 people switch 415,240 times between power companies. *WOW*, that is a lot of times, right? So the question then lies do those people choose the power company best for them? Electricity is a considerable cost for many households and comparing power companies to find the best power deal makes sense. As a result, the more Kiwis shop around for cheaper power company, then it will keep power companies on their toes and provide better deals.

Are you part of those 415,240 people who switched in 2016? No *GASP*…well, this is where we come in with our power comparison tool. We make it super easy for you to compare power companies and choose the one for your needs. So if you are ready to switch power companies, then all you have to do is: Click here to compare power companies. 

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Michael Crooke , 2020-12-08

Very useful and helpful when switching internet providers. All achieved within a few minutes.

brent Dinnan , 2020-09-18

Used Glimp to compare prices for Broadband and toke thier adivce and signed up with a new plan saving a fair bit each month... I should have first gone to my provider as the yoffered me a better price to stay with them... lesson learnt