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Founded in 2005, Payless Power is an electricity provider operating in the deregulated Texas marketplace that specializes in pre-paid electricity. Payless power caters to customers that have advanced smart-metering systems to offer pre-paid, or pay-as-you-go electricity service to consumers who may want to avoid paying deposits or signing a contract. Customers can then monitor their usage and how much power they have left through their personal accounts. If an individual or business doesn't have a smart-meter installed, Payless Power will help coordinate the process of having one installed.

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Easy to apply and pay for New customer from Freeport TX

I just signed up...
After comparing prices for Prepaid Plans, I decided to go to Payless Power. The process was so easy and the step by step are easy to follow. I will wait about the outcome of my billing once I move in into my new place. Liz from Houston TX

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Good, simple and easy.
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Daniel Beloica from Corpus Christi TX


4-5 Star Reviews: 71 (46%)



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Easy to apply and pay for

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February 19th, 2020

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3-4 Star Reviews: 16 (10%)



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February 19th, 2020

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2-3 Star Reviews: 13 (8%)



Worse power company ever

I thought they had reasonable rates when I started service with them.After the first months the rates started going up till I was paying 20 dollars a day for two people.They will cut you off quickly to get an additional 25 dollars.I think we were better off before deregulation.This company is bait and switch.If you need electricity dont get with this company.

Mitch from Bedford, Texas
June 29th, 2019

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1-2 Star Reviews: 34 (22%)



Rip Off

I put 20$ just to see and less the 24 hours it was gone!! Looking for another prepaid service now!!

Tammy from Baytown, Texas
November 4th, 2019

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Payless Power FAQs  


What is the cheapest plan that Payless Power has?


The cheapest plan Payless Power has is SmarTricity Easy Choice - Prepaid Plan, with rates starting at 14.9¢. This is a 1 month plan. You can find details for that plan here.

Where can I order Payless Power electricity?


Payless Power has electricity plans in Texas

Where can I order Payless Power natural gas?


Payless Power does not have any natural gas plans

What do customers think about Payless Power?


That depends on who you ask. There will always be someone who feels wronged by a company, no matter how good they actually are. The average Payless Power customer review is 4.3 / 5 stars. Keep in mind, consumers will go out of their way to complain far more often than they will to give praise.

Why is my electricity rate higher than when I signed up?


The rate you see when you sign up is the average rate at that exact amount of usage in one billing cycle. Some companies try to game the system by applying bill credits between certain usage thresholds. It works great if you are within the margins, but as soon as you leave that band you no longer get that bill credit and your rate per kWh can double. The PUC only requires that companies disclose their average rates at 500, 1000, and 2000 kWhs. Companies can get around this by giving you a $50 bill credit if you use between 1000 and 2000 kWhs per billing cycle. The only way to really know what you're getting into is to read your EFL. A 10¢ rate at all usage amounts may end up being cheaper than that 8¢ rate at 1,000 kWh!

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Month-to-Month
Pre-Paid Plan
14.9¢ / kWh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$N/A est. avg. bill
Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month

14.9¢ / kWh
at 1,000 kWh per bill

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Price per kWh:
14.9 cents @ 1,000 kwh
Term Length:
1 months
Early Termination Fee:
$0.00
Monthly Recurring Charge:
$0.00

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12 months
Pre-Paid Plan
13.9¢ / kWh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$N/A est. avg. bill
Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month

13.9¢ / kWh
at 1,000 kWh per bill

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Price per kWh:
13.9 cents @ 1,000 kwh
Term Length:
12 months
Early Termination Fee:
$40.00
Monthly Recurring Charge:
$0.00

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