Seen by some as controversial, Stream Energy primarily acquires customers through their marketing channel, Ignite. Ignite practices multi-level-marketing strategies to promote customer enrollments.
Ignite Associates pay a one time fee of $329 to Stream Energy, and then attempt to recoup their investment by receiving sales commissions for signing up new customers.
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“ Due to the miscommunication this past April 2018. Stream did not inform customers about the delay/situation with the system that happened in April 2018. Instead they doubled my May bill, giving my 2 separate May invoice and not saying anything about it. I had to call customer service to find this out. The least stream could do is accommodate the customers that are receiving 2 bills for May 2018 because that situation was not the customers fault! ”
“ WORST COMPANY EVER!!!! DOESN'T EVEN DESERVE A 1!!!!! WE MOVED OVER 2 WEEKS AGO AND CANCELLED SERVICE AHEAD OF TIME. THEY NOT ONLY DIDN'T CANCEL SERVICE AND ARE CHARGING ME THE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THE SUPERVISOR I SPOKE WITH WERE LIARS!!! SAID I NEVER CALLED BUT VERIFIED MY FORWARDING ADDRESS!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????!!!! I AM LIVID!!!! I WOULD SAY STAY FAR FAR AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY! THEIVES AND LIARS!! WE HAD ISSUES THE ENTIRE TIME WE HAD THEM AND THIS IS JUST THE ICING ON THE CAKE! ”
“ Been a customer for several years, was pleased in the beginning. However recently moved to a new location and called to transfer my services and was told my request was completed on the 4th day of the month instead of the 2nd like requested. I had power when I moved into my new home so I assumed the transfer had completed and everything was okay. On the 6th day of the month I come home and I have no power! I contact oncor to see if it is an outage in my neighborhood and I am informed that there's no outage but they received a move out notice for my address that's why services were disconnected and they do not have a move in notice. So I contact stream only to be told that they are having system issues and orders are being delayed. I have been without power for 16 hours and oncor still haven't received a move in request so they can restore my power! Even after speaking to several supervisors at stream being assured that the request was sent as a priority (I have a child with a severe breathing condition) I still have no lights and no timeframe as to when I will have lights! ”
“ Cancelled service a few months ago but never received final bill. Today I noticed I had been sent to collections and reported on my credit report ....but never received a final bill. I was told the bill should have arrived in December. Wouldn't u think they would have tried to contact me again before sending to collections. No email or final notice. And the manager never apologized and says he doesn't feel they did anything wrong. Thank u Justin C. ”
“ I started with stream years ago everything was fine for about 5 years... Id recommend them to everyone. But I moved & about 11 months later received 2 bills due 5 days apart... Im thinking this is most definitely a mistake. The csr told me it was a glitch in they system 11 months ago & that my bill juz generated.... So I tell them theyre out there freaking mind thats not my problem but I paid the bill. Now together its about $248 but I paid it.... next few bills was ok. But then here cums a $284 bill & I paid it cuz of the cold I knew I might have used more electricity than normal. I was also skeptical cuz out of my many years of being with them Ive never had a bill higher than $108-$122 n thats a summer bill. My bill is usually less than $80. I complain to my self for the $284 bill but paid it. So I took extra work working 7days a week 2 jobs morning & night & here comes my latest bill @ $420 there aint no way in thats possible. Im going to cancel my contract & since my credit is good Ill pay them &600+ which is the bill & cancellation Stream gots to go!!!! Ive seen reviews n thought these ppl have to be lying stream is soooo good for me I have signed 3 contracts with them but noooow I see what these ppl mean... stream is ridiculous ”
“ I had the worst experience with Stream Energy. I just recently moved into a new home and got their services November 14th. My first months bill was $90. I didnt completely move into the home until November 20th so I barely used electricity. I work a lot so Im barely home, the next month my bill was $400. I was shocked. I called them as soon as I could and explained to customer service and tried to explain to them that something had to be wrong with my meter and asked if someone could come check it out. The lady had the worst attitude and just told me to pay the bill. When I kept trying to explain to her that he bill didnt seem right seeing as though I didnt use that much electricity and that we had two black outs in my neighborhood within the time Ive stayed there she just transferred me over to someone else who told me to just pay and that they werent coming to check my meter. Ive recently read a lot of comments & I see that theyve been over charged as well. I believe that we should get together and form some type of petition about how horrible they are to their customers. ”
“ Customer Service Reps have no idea what they are doing or talking about. My Rep gave me the WRONG information. I paid my past due bill, asked if my service would be disconnected he stated NO you are good. Dont believe them.... I was disconnected away 30 minutes after the conversation. Charged a reconnection fee also, No one had answers of why i should still have to pay that fee. rep also told me my services were on at the time of the call, they were NOT. Took 5 calls back to them, supervisor transfer and still nothing. Their fees are cheap to get the service, however they are extremely difficult with everything else. FIND ANOTHER SERVICE COMPANY. ”
“ Been a customer for over ten years and can't commend this company enough. Keep up the great work Stream! Texas based and Texas proud! ”
“ My bill is printed around the 16th. I receive the bill around the 25th. The bill is due the 4th. My bill runs anywhere from $200-$600 so I don't always have the full amount in 10 days. If I do not pay my bill by the 4th I'm charged $40 late fees and disconnects after the 17th. I have even received calls from the electricity provider saying stream has set to disconnect you can you please just pay your bill if you haven't already so we don't have to come out there. Here are the facts that they are a joke of a business. ”
“ I was checking rates and called customer service because I couldn't see their rates on internet. The guy was so rude and told me he had people waiting on hold to sign up and I could just go online to Texas rates and see for myself. That made up my mind not to even think about using this company. Terrible customer service. ”
“ Great company! ”
“ DO NOT use this company!!! They have figured out a way to get my bill up to an amount that almost nobody could afford and I can't switch companies until it's completely paid off! They trap you and take full advantage of you!! ”
“ I was told the price was 5.2 but never mentioned they add oncor charges so your actual rate is 0.086. Don't be trapped ”
I've had stream for two months!
I get the bill two days before it's due when I asked for a log in to pay it online I get at 8:48 pm. Then they cut my power off the next day.
Please don't get hooked by this company if you think the one you have is bad this one is 10 times worst! ”
“ I left Stream Energy after my bill kept going up. Now after the 2nd month they send me to a collection agency about a so called March Bill I didn't pay. After I showed proof it was all paid they said ohhh no that's a fee for leaving before my contract was up.....after I showed proof I didn't all of a sudden ohhhhh its a fee for not letting them know I was leaving a month before I left......Its like they are trying to get more money out of me.....Better Business Bureau will here from me. ”
“ Stream Energy had the wrong apartment number on my account. I didn't receive a bill thinking I had automatic bank draft. Once I called and got everything corrected, I called them to dispute the disconnect, reconnect, and late payment fee. Manager John said he couldn't give me a credit even though he could see my bill was going to the wrong address. Had to file a complaint. Let's see how THAT works out. ”
“ I have had this company for about a year now, they will disconnect your services before your payment is due. When you call for customer service help, none of the representative speak/understand clear English, they have very poor attitudes, your request to speak with management or supervision you are placed on hold for hour+ hold times. They have my social security number entered incorrectly so I am unable to get any help on my account anytime that I call. I have submitted all documentations numerous times and still have yet to be update in the system. The rates are ridiculous, so when trying to update your contract or cancel they say that can't help because they can't access the account with the wrong info. ”
“ My mother in law, who is 90 years old, was with Stream Energy for a couple of years. Bad! She had her account on ach and on several occasions, the item was returned for no obvious reason. Her account had more than enough funds to cover the monthly bill and we proved it to them by sending copies of her bank statements.They charged her $50. penalty and they now refuse to reimburse her. $50. can you believe. She's 90 years old and they still refuse.. If you're considering Stream Energy, .Beware!!!! ”
“ I even get free energy just as the associate said. ”
We entered into the Secure Choice Plan - 12 Month Plan with Stream Energy. But when the expiration date came and went; we were surprised by another bill being sent to us. Our contract was supposed to end on May 10, 2017. We contacted the Stream Energy customer service to resolve the issue. They were of absolutely no help. They claimed that we had called in March 2017 to renew for another 24 months! We were put on hold multiple times, informed that customer service was too busy to assist us, and the representative called us liars after we said we never called to renew. At this point we were beyond frustrated; we told the representative to check the call/voice records to prove that we had not renewed. He told us he was busy and he didn't have time to do that. YOUR JOB IS CUSTOMER SERVICE; THIS IS LITERALLY WHAT THEY PAY YOU FOR. We told him we would wait on hold while he went to go check on the voice records. After 10 mins of holding, he came back and told us that a "Lori Ann Furr" had called to renew the plan for a further 24 months. So I thought it was a done deal, obviously they mixed up the account number. It's an easy fix, just go back to renew the right account and cancel our service the day it was supposed to expire. WRONG. The representative then said that doesn't resolve anything. We told them it was obviously their mistake; they allowed a person, who is neither the account holder nor an authorized user, to make decisions/changes to the account. How is it right that Stream Energy is telling us that they aren't going to resolve the issue they created? We were then told to call the general service line back at a later time. We told them that we want to be able to contact a specific line in order to get this issue resolved; we didn't want to waste another hour explaining this entire situation again and possibly be told that "Stream Energy is unable to resolve the issue right now, you'll need to call back at another time". How is that customer service?!
Besides complete failure at addressing the issue, the representative just kept repeating the same script over and over again. It seems like the only requirement for a Stream Energy customer service representative is a reading comprehension level of a 3rd grader.
As of 5/24/17 the issue has not been resolved ”