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Payless Power’s mission is to provide simple, affordable electricity for all.
Payless Power was borne from the imaginations of three enterprising brothers who were inspired by their grandfather’s entrepreneurial spirit. In partnership with his own brother, the Youngs’ grandfather started Samsill Plastics out of his garage, a company that still exists today. After recognizing a need in their own communities, Brandon, Byron, and Brian Young created Payless Power in 2005 to help underserved Texas customers secure affordable, reliable electricity.
The company was founded as a prepaid retail electric provider (REP) for those with little credit or a difficult credit history. Payless Power, based in Fort Worth, serves more than 400 residential communities throughout the Lone Star state. In addition, the company partners with Utility Choice to provide commercial and business electricity plans. Texas deregulated its energy market in 1995, and independent companies began offering competitive electricity choices in 2002. The founders understand the importance of family and small business in Texas, which is why Payless Power helps people stay connected with affordable electricity, regardless of income or credit history.
At Payless Power, our goal is to provide flexible prepaid and traditional electric plans that are competitively priced, while providing the best customer service through the use of technology, innovation, and creative thinking that allow us to forge long-term customer relationships.
The hallmarks of Payless Power include easy sign up with instant approval and no credit checks or deposits; transparent pricing with no gimmicks; prepaid electricity that keeps prices low; informed customers who can save money by controlling usage or adding to their balance without fear of disconnection; stellar customer service that understands our unique customers’ needs and solves problems with speed and kindness. Instead of giving the customer only two options — pay their bill in full or have electricity shut off — we strive to be as flexible with payments as the customer needs us to be and allow weekly (or even more frequent) payments if necessary to fit the customer’s budget.
Our customer care philosophy is designed to make the process easy for customers:
We are a Texas electric company, and therefore, we care about Texans. For the future, Payless Power leadership envisions adding traditional and postpaid electricity plans to their services.
CEO Brandon Young
Native Texan Brandon Young co-founded Payless Power with his two brothers, Brian and Byron, in 2005. The three brothers continue to manage the prepaid power company’s operations today, with Brandon serving as CEO since 2009. Their driving objective is to provide affordable, reliable electricity service to fellow Texas residents and businesses, regardless of credit history. Under Brandon’s leadership, Payless Power has grown to one of the top Retail Electric Providers in Texas, recognized by its affordable electricity and excellent customer service.
Before his leadership at Payless Power, Brandon and his brothers founded New Talk, a prepaid telephone service company that provided home telephone services to underserved communities. They wanted to offer budget-conscious families reliable phone services. At New Talk, Brandon served as senior vice president and marketing director. Brandon, Brian, and Byron came by their entrepreneurial spirit honestly, inheriting their work ethic from their grandfather who co-founded a plastics company with his brother in 1953.
As Payless Power CEO, Brandon is passionate about ensuring state leaders prioritize a reliable Texas power grid and offer consumers fair prices, especially following the fallout of Winter Storm Uri in early 2021. To that end, Brandon founded Texans for Fair Energy Billing (TXFEB), a consumer advocacy alliance made up of business, consumer, industrial, and energy groups, including Payless Power.
TXFEB works to ensure small retail electric providers have a voice and to protect customers from cost increases caused by lack of infrastructure improvements and weatherization safeguards. The organization advocates for accountability and justice as they seek to correct punitive energy and ancillary service charges, and to urge state officials to investigate overpricing and market power abuse during Winter Storm Uri. Under Brandon’s leadership, TXFEB is actively involved in community education and supporting legislative efforts to protect Texas energy consumers and a fair market for providers of all sizes.
Payless Power’s people-first values helped protect their customers during the devastating 2021 Winter Storm Uri by providing an option to immediately turn on lights and by not passing on astronomical rate hikes via indexed pricing. Real-time wholesale indexed pricing will never be sold by Payless Power.
“All Texans deserve affordable, reliable electricity so they can focus on the important everyday matters — their families, their homes, and building a life. Our vision is for Payless Power to remove stress from the entire process, from connection to payment,” says CEO Brandon Young.
Brandon’s areas of expertise include the Texas energy grid, retail energy providers, energy pricing, and business development.
The Youngs’ grandfather founded the Christ’s Haven children’s home at a farm in Keller, Texas, in 1956, which the brothers continue to support personally and through company sponsorships. Payless Power was named Outstanding Corporate Partner of the Year for Christ’s Haven. Additionally, Payless Power supports the Down Syndrome Partnership of Tarrant County in their “Lose The Training Wheels” program and works with Habitat for Humanity. Payless Power encourages and empowers their staff to remain involved in the community with paid volunteer hours and welcoming employee ideas for charitable work.
Brandon Young serves as a voting member of the Via One family of companies, which focuses on Lifeline Telephone Service, Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), and 5G network buildout and engineering. The organization’s core focus is to bring telephone and internet service to the underserved and underprivileged communities throughout the United States.
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Here are just a few great reasons why Texans choose Payless Power for affordable, reliable, and easy home electricity.
We know that Texans are hardworking and want access to affordable electricity in their home or business. This is why in just a few simple steps Payless Power offers you reliable electricity service at a low cost.
Unlike traditional electric companies that require the bill to be paid in full, Payless Power lets you recharge your account by making payments from your phone or online whenever the balance is low to keep your account always filled to your needs.
Regardless of the plan you choose, we don't require any deposits, credit checks, or long term contracts. Our plans are designed to meet the needs of your lifestyle and budget.
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I was worried about getting electricity for my home through a prepaid company. I was calling around to see different rates then going through all the hassle of credit checks while dropping points each…
I have been with this company for several years and have been very happy since. Even when I moved, they made my usually stressful situation very easy and carefree. I recommend them to everyone that I…
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Payless Power wants to be your Texas electric company.
Whether you live in a large city or small town, we can save you money with pay as you go electricity! Where do we provide Texas electricity? We service customers with no deposit electricity in more than 400 deregulated communities in Texas. We work with principal utilities throughout the state of Texas to provide prepaid electricity. The utilities are: Oncor in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex and various parts of West Texas; CenterPoint Energy in Houston and the surrounding areas; AEP Central in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas; AEP North in Abilene and other North Texas communities.