The rates are outrageous!! This is no way for anyone to live. I’ll be leaving the company in about another 2 weeks.
Response: We are so thankful for your review and would love the opportunity to speak to you about your charges, so that we can help you in any way we can. A supervisor will be contacting you shortly. Published on September 14, 2020
I paid my account 2 to 3 hours before 12am I feel like I’m being discriminated against in some form or fashion as I have never had an issue with my services being restored it’s always within 1 hour sometimes less my account is positive 25.00 dollars so why hasn’t my service been reconnected yet I’m really pissed off about it I’m sitting here with a disability and on state services ruw to my health condition and it’s also during all this coronavirus stuff I’m really not understanding as to why I don’t qualify for assistance with my services as well I always pay my bill regardless of being disconnected…im trying to survive out here just like everyone else I will not be continuing services with your company as soon as I can get the deferred amount that was credited to my account paid off it is unbelievable at the lack of importance to my account and my services with your company there is absolutely no reason that my services are still not connected and it’s now almost 2am the next day so there has been ample time for my services to be remotely managed and reconnected it’s been a great displeasure of being treated unfairly as a loyal customer I’m ashamed to say I will never hold services with your company again after I pay my bill off in full. Please connect my power thanks.
Response: Mr. Burkhead, When you pay to have your power restores and there is a delay it is definitely not a good thing especially at this time of the year. I do not blame you for being upset. I can confirm that we did receive your payment in the time frame you have stated and that the power had not been restored when you wrote your review. In fact I can see that power was not restored until the following morning. We are currently investigating the reason for the delay and will call you with a detailed explanation. If this was due to an error with the Payless Power system we will make the situation right. I can tell you that there was no discrimination at play here. All of these types of transactions are automated . That being said there can be occasional system errors that result in a delay. This could be on Payless Power’s side on AEP’s side. That is what we are investigating. Please note that the State allows AEP a time cushion with reconnection orders submitted after 2:00 PM in the afternoon in case there is a problem with the meter receiving a signal etc. At this point we cannot state that this is the case but this is the most common reason for a delay. For example, if a customer pays to reconnect at 7:00 PM and the meter cannot receive or execute the remote reconnection signal, a truck will have to be deployed to the location so a technician can reconnect manually. When this happens after 2:00 Pm AEP is allowed to push the order to the next day depending on their workload. I am not saying this is the case here but it is one possibility. A supervisor will reach out to you today as soon as we pinpoint the issue . You can also call us at 888 963 9363 and discuss with a supervisor as well. Published on September 04, 2020
It stormed yesterday around 6:30pm and the lights went out. I reported the outrage and they gave an ETA of 8:30pm… I waited and waited and also called almost every hour after that to be told they didn’t have an ETA ANYMORE and that the outrage will be fixed ASAP… it is now 1:30am in which I have already called AGAIN and the new ETA is 9am… so I have gone roughly 15 hours with no power. I am not a happy customer. I do not understand why this has not been taken care of yet. A lot of food will have to be thrown away because the power has not yet been restored after roughly 15 hours. I’m starting to rethink my service with this company because of this issue.
Response: Ms Young- It is not a good thing when you lose power during a storm. Oncor , your Transmission and Distribution Utility was forced into emergency mode as around 100,000 customers lost power due to high winds. As you may know, Oncor owns the lines and polls in your area and is the company responsible for repairing them anytime there is damage. You can always reach Oncor by calling the Payless Power automated line at 888-963-9363 and following the prompts to report an outage. You can also skip this by calling Oncor directly at 888-313-4747. This may result in less frustration as you can skip the steps required to get to Oncor through the Payless Power phone system. Published on August 18, 2020
DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY! Absolute worst experience! Customer service is horrible their “Supervisors” refuse to help with anything. Save your self the headache and go with literally ANY electricity provider BUT Payless Power. If you are moving into and apartment and the previous tenant has a past due balance with them they will lock up your meter until you pay for the balance! Absolute worst company I have had heard of. Extremely disgusted.
Response: We apologize for the experience. Per the Public Utilities Commission of Texas the account holder has to settle the outstanding balance if there is association.If no association then a signed lease or affidavit of landlord will be required to removed the switch-hold. https://www.puc.texas.gov/agency/rulesnlaws/Default.aspx Published on August 10, 2020
If I could give a no star rating I would, I was never told about it being a prepaid electric company, if I was I would have never switched over, I am looking to stay with my company and get my deposit back
Response: We are so thankful for your review and bringing this problem to our attention. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience and would like to speak to you about the issue if we have not resolved it to your satisfaction. Published on July 31, 2020
Y’all are outrageous with y’all rates will never get payless power ever again
Response: We apologize for the experience. We will be more than happy to independently go over your billing to confirm it with you. Published on July 27, 2020
My daily charge is every day higher , I started off paying 2.00 per day , now I am being charged a 10 .00 daily fee
Response: Thank you for your feedback you are very important to us and we strive to bill our customer’s accurately. We will be happy to go over this issue with you to independently confirm it with you. A Supervisor will review your account and will contact you as soon as possible Published on July 20, 2020
I wish i could give 0 stars . The worst company i have EVERY delt with. You get charged when youre not even using the electric. Like come on robbery and they’re so nonchalant about the issues. Im currently looking for another company and ill be sure to let others know about the robbery and how not to use this company. Its ridiculous!!!!
Response: Thank you for sharing your impressions . It appears that there is some confusion regarding the way the plan works. That’s not a good thing so allow us to explain. Under our plans the customer pays a daily fee that includes up to 17 KWH of electricity. If you exceed the 17 KWH included in the daily fee then our low KWH rate kicks in. Although we bill daily our average pricing is based on usage accrued over a month. Because of this ,our billing system will automatically perform a billing reconciliation at the end of the month in case you paid extra on some days but didn’t use at least 510 KWH during a 30 day billing cycle. If an account is disconnected for a full day the daily fee is also not charged at all. If you have very, very, low usage the plan may not be the best fit for you but if you are a below average user, average user or higher user the plan will work well. In fact with our plan the more power you use the more saving you experience. Please call us at 888 963 9363 and we’ll be happy to have a supervisor discuss this with you in detail. Published on July 17, 2020
PEOR SERVICIO DE LUZ!!! Cuando conecte mi luz no me avían dicho que iva ser a pagos mensuales, pago 160 o mas cada mes por tener su compañía!
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Hi I appreciate the prepaid service
Response: Hi, We appreciate having you as new customer. Thank you for the feedback! Published on July 13, 2020