How can I check my electricity bill without reference number?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

To check your electricity bill without a reference number, you can use the SMS service provided by MEPC (Municipal Electricity and Power Company). Here are the steps to follow:

1. Open the messaging app on your mobile phone.
2. Compose a new message.
3. In the recipient field, enter the number 46040.
4. In the message body, type the following command: “MEPB ‘STMT NO’ ‘METER NO’ ‘DATE OF METER READING'”.

Note: Make sure to replace ‘STMT NO’, ‘METER NO’, and ‘DATE OF METER READING’ with the relevant information.

For example, if your statement number is 012 1234, meter number is 014, and the date of meter reading is the current date, the message would look like this: “MEPB 001 ‘STMT NO 012 1234’ METER No 014 DATE OF METER READING”.

5. Double-check the message for accuracy and make sure there are no spelling mistakes or missing information.
6. Send the message to the number 46040.

After sending the SMS, MEPC will process your request and send you a reply with the details of your latest bill status. This will allow you to know whether your bill has been paid or not, even without the reference number.

It is important to note that the SMS service provided by MEPC may have specific charges or limitations. Therefore, it is advisable to check with your service provider regarding any applicable charges for sending SMS messages to a shortcode number like 46040.

Using this method, you can conveniently check your electricity bill status without the need for a reference number. It is a simple and efficient way to stay updated on your bill payments.