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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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12 Months
Plan Name
Company
Length
Price
Rate Stability
Pre-paid
1 month
Pre-paid
16.4¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$40 min balance
Pre-paid
1 month
Pre-paid
17.3¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$40 min balance
Plan Name
Company
Length
Price
Rate Stability
Fixed Pre-paid
12 month
Fixed Pre-paid
15.4¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$40 min balance
Fixed Pre-paid
12 month
Fixed Pre-paid
16.4¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$40 min balance
Plan Name
Company
Length
Price
Rate Stability
Pre-paid
1 month
Pre-paid
16.4¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$40 min balance
Pre-paid
1 month
Pre-paid
17.3¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$40 min balance
Plan Name
Company
Length
Price
Rate Stability
Fixed Pre-paid
12 month
Fixed Pre-paid
15.4¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$40 min balance
Fixed Pre-paid
12 month
Fixed Pre-paid
16.4¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$40 min balance
Plan Name
Company
Length
Price
Rate Stability
Pre-paid
1 month
Pre-paid
16.4¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$40 min balance
Fixed Pre-paid
12 month
Fixed Pre-paid
15.4¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$40 min balance
Pre-paid
1 month
Pre-paid
17.3¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$40 min balance
Fixed Pre-paid
12 month
Fixed Pre-paid
16.4¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$40 min balance

Our Rating of Payless Power

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Very good service Easy to use!
The service has been incredibly easy to use. A two year old could do it. KSA from Dickinson TX

Wish I was with Paylesspower ... switching soon
I called for what I should do in my situation. Rudy, helped me and he gave me some great advice to keep me from coming across another dilemma! The fact that someone actually saved me time and saved me a headache, instead of just processing payment and leaving me in the dark( no pun intended) he told me the best way to go about my situation and Im just Thankful! I will be switching to Payless once my situation is over! Thank you Rudy!!!! Crystal Vell from Lewisville TX

So far, so good
Thank you. Elaine Bennett from Angleton TX


4-5 Star Reviews: 95 (50%)



Very good service Easy to use!

The service has been incredibly easy to use. A two year old could do it.

KSA from Dickinson, Texas
September 19th, 2021

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3-4 Star Reviews: 19 (10%)



Awesome

No hassle .

Bellard from Austin, Texas
May 3rd, 2021

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2-3 Star Reviews: 15 (8%)



Double of what other power companies charge- avoid this one at all costs!

I am a very cheap person when it comes to electricity- and it's all Payless Power's fault.

Unplugging appliances as soon as they're not in use- turning lights off as soon as I leave the room, leaving them off when I'm in my bedroom, covering up windows and doors- you name it I've done it all in order to keep my electric bill low. And by "low" with Payless Power, I mean shelling out $40 every other week or even weekly.

It gave me anxiety, checking my balance and knowing I'm getting low. I switched, and I expected the new power company to be worse since I left lights on, had the a/c on for a handful of days...but it was only $50 for the whole month! I am in absolute shock, Payless Power is an absolute scam. Under no circumstances should you EVER switch to Payless Power.

You've been warned.

Jack E. from Midland, Texas
April 19th, 2021

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1-2 Star Reviews: 42 (22%)



Terrible Company

I have been with this company for a few years and loved them until about a month ago. I don't know what happened but service is awful now. They don't do what the say, block me from changing companies, and customer service is so rude.

? from Abilene, Texas
August 27th, 2021

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Payless Power FAQs  


What is the cheapest plan that Payless Power has?


The cheapest plan Payless Power has is Autopay and Save 12, with rates starting at 15.4. This is a 12 month plan.

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 3.8 / 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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