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TXU ENERGY VS PAYLESS POWER

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With dozens of prepaid electric company options available, Texas residents may find it difficult to sort through the data and compare plans. Payless Power provides these comparisons to help you make an informed decision and compare our plans with some of the state’s other providers, including TXU Energy. Payless Power is Texas-based, family-owned, and recognized as a top five prepaid electricity provider in Texas. TXU Energy is managed by Vistra Energy, which owns several other electric companies across the country. The largest Retail Electric Provider (REP) in Texas, TXU serves more than 2 million Texans. 

 

TXU ENERGY RATES VS PAYLESS POWER RATES

TXU Energy offers a variety of electricity plans, with contracts ranging from month to month, 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months. Their average rate ranges from 13.4 cents/kWh and up. TXU Energy offers plans with incentives such as free energy every night or during certain high-usage days. A caution to consumers, however, as rates for these plans are typically one to two cents higher per kWh than their average advertised rates. That can add up substantially over time.

By comparison, Payless Power offers prepaid plans with more transparent rates than the sometimes-confusing free promotional pricing. We offer several major plan options:

With our auto pay plans, customers can save up to 20% per kWh compared to regular rate plans. Additionally, the customer can pre-select an amount to automatically add when their account balance is low. This helps remove the stress of a missed payment while also controlling your budget and energy use.

Plan Name Plan Length Rate*
TXU Energy – Clear Deal 12 12 months 13.8¢ / kWh
TXU Energy – Clear Deal 24 24 months 15.1¢ / kWh
TXU Energy – Flex Forward 1 months 13.5¢ / kWh
TXU Energy – Free Nights & Solar Days 12 12 months 15.2¢ / kWh
TXU Energy – Saver’s Discount 12 12 months 10.9¢ / kWh
TXU Energy – Saver’s Discount 24 24 months 11.6¢ / kWh
TXU Energy – Season Pass 12 12 months 15.2¢ / kWh
TXU Energy – Simple Rate 12 12 months 13.5¢ / kWh
TXU Energy – Solar Saver 12 12 months 11.5¢ / kWh
TXU Energy – Solar Value 12 12 months 13.8¢ / kWh

*Rates are based on Oncor Electric Delivery Service for 2000kWh/month usage as of 10/27/21

PAYLESS POWER ADVANTAGES – WHY CHOOSING PAYLESS IS THE RIGHT CHOICE

NO DEPOSIT, CREDIT CHECK, OR LONG-TERM CONTRACTS

TXU ENERGY requires customers to undergo a credit check, plus pay a deposit if the customer does not meet the credit standard. They only offer one prepaid monthly plan (Flex Rewards), with their other plans carrying pricey fees for early cancellation. Payless Power, alternately, requires no credit check and no deposit from customers. With our instant approval, you won’t have to wait for a lengthy process to switch your electricity to a Payless Power plan. Our plan options also include month-to-month plans that won’t penalize you with hefty fees for cancellation.

SATISFIED CUSTOMERS, EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

From same day connection to personalized texts or email alerts regarding usage and costs, the Payless Power bilingual customer service representatives are committed to offering dedicated service to our customers. Payless Power takes great pride in the service we deliver and the savings customers enjoy every month. Our customer satisfaction shows in our ratings. Thank you for the 4.6/5.0 stars given to us by nearly 8,500 Payless Power customers! See what some of our customers are saying:

“Great rate. No problems. Went below zero in my account twice but they didn’t jump the gun and cut it off. After realizing, then I promptly paid up. I just thought it cool that they weren’t cutting it off immediately and letting me take care of it first.” — Brian H. in Baytown, TX

“Service is very good. Text notifications let me know when I need to make a payment. Website shows how much you spend each day on electricity, no contracts or fees. No surprises on my bill. I would recommend this service.” — Dania R. in Abilene, TX

“Payless power is great. It’s affordable, easy to manage, and the best part — no outrageous fees. It’s really been a hassle-free part of my life.” —  Henry G. in Houston

DAILY USAGE ALERTS

Only want to spend a certain amount each month? Payless Power sends alerts when your account balance is low so you can either decrease your energy usage or prepay for more power? Our auto pay plans allow customers to set an amount to add to their balance when the account gets low. With our personalized text or email alerts, you can monitor your daily usage, energy costs, and account balance. At the end of the month, we send a statement detailing your prior month’s payments, charges, and savings history. TXU Energy’s plans provide the same bill pay options, but the complexity of their plans is confusing. Payless Power wants to ensure our customers make informed decisions that suit their varying budgets. 

SELF-SERVICE PORTAL

Payless Power offers an easy-to-use self-service portal that helps you stay informed about your electricity usage. The  portal is a one-stop shop where you can make payments, check your account balance, see how many kilowatt hours you consume daily and  other valuable information to save you money. This level of transparency puts the power back in your hands to determine how much you are willing to spend each month. With Payless Power, you will never be surprised when paying your electricity bill again!

SAME DAY SERVICE

Ready to make the switch to prepaid electricity with Payless Power? At Payless Power, you can expect quick and easy same day connection so that you can start saving money on your electricity bill as soon as possible. Our team is here to ensure you receive power when you need it! Check out the simple steps below to switch your electricity provider.

HOW TO SWITCH FROM TXU ENERGY TO PAYLESS POWER

If you’re moving or simply want to switch providers in your current home, you can do so quickly and easily.  

  1. Estimate your usage based on previous bills (the number of kWh per month). In Texas, apartments average about 600 kWh a month up to large homes using 2,400 kWh.
  2. Find a Payless Power plan in your zip code that fits your needs and your budget. 
  3. Once your plan is decided, provide your address, name, and set up an account easily online or over the phone.
  4. Make your first payment that goes toward the cost of your first bill.
  5. If you’re moving, make sure your home has a smart meter for remote activation by the power company; most Texas homes do. Then inform your current provider of the move. Most companies will waive an early termination fee if proof of the move is provided.
  6. If you’re switching electricity providers in your current residence, the new provider (in this case, Payless Power) will inform the previous provider of the switch.
  7. Set up same day connection. When possible, plan early in the day as the process can take 4-6 hours.
  8. Enjoy your day as you begin to start saving up to 20% on your energy bills!

CHOOSE PAYLESS POWER TODAY

When you choose Payless Power over TXU Energy as your Texas power company, you’ll join a community of people who get a better energy rate and save money on their average electric bill, regardless of income or credit history. Payless Power provides the best prepaid electric plans with no cancelation fees and no deposit in Texas. As a family-owned, top-five electric provider, we take great pride in serving our customers with care and respect. Choose Payless Power today.

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