Prepaid or Pay-as-You-Go Electricity Service:

Prepaid plans are quite self explanatory. Prepaid electricity service in Houston means you purchase your electricity prior to using it. With pre-paid electricity service, you pay a No Credit Check Electric Supplier upfront that manages your payments and power usage. You register for service and make an initial payment by charge card or by means of cash at a check cashing location.

You are then contacted by text message whenever you have to refill your account in order to keep your service active. If you are trying to find affordable power with no deposit, this is the simplest way to do so, as long as you keep your account up to date.

No Credit Check Plans

Almost all prepaid or 'pay as you go' plans are also 'no credit required' plans. If you have bad credit or no credit, chances are you'll be hit with a deposit when you try to purchase a standard electricity plan. But with pre-pay plans, you don't need a credit check! Just sign up online and then pay your up-front payment - it's that easy! You won't need much to get started - some plans require as little as $20.

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No Deposit Electricity Plan Sign Up Incentives:

Many No Deposit Electric companies serving Houston provide incentives of up to 1 or 2 months of free energy or cash amounts of as much as $200. Some electric suppliers also have pre-paid electricity with free nights and weekends. These rewards are frequently paid out after 6 months and 12 months of continuous service and require that you maintain your account current, which means you have not had any late payments or service turn offs due to non-payment.

We Help Homeowners Find Affordable No Deposit Electricity

No credit check electricity plans are designed to provide Houston homeowners a clean start. You can get your power turned on at your brand-new home on the same day with pre-paid and pay-as-you-go electric plans readily available from many different electricity providers.

We've made shopping for No Deposit Energy plans easy. You'll discover plenty of options to select from, whether you are searching for Pay As you Go, Prepaid Energy with complimentary nights and weekends, or a Low Deposit Plan. You are in complete control of the kind of plan you wish to make the most of.

We have actually made it simple by sorting, ranking and rating every energy supplier available to you and then listing the plans and service providers that have proven they supply the very best client service available and an excellent electricity rate for your house or your organization.

Month-to-month plans

Generally, all PAYG (pay as you go) electricity plans have an electricity rate that will vary from month-to-month. There are standard plans as well that change prices each month, those are called 'variable rate' plans as opposed to 'fixed rate' plans. But if your credit isn't great, you'll still have to pay a deposit, so you might as well go prepaid, and avoid the credit and deposit issue completely, rather than signing up for a month-to-month plan that requires a credit check. Happily, prepay electric plans are pretty price-competitive with month-to-month plans that require credit checks.

How Do You Start Pre-paid Electric Service?

When you have found plan, the No Deposit Electricity Company will require you make a payment to establish a positive balance before starting your service. This initial payment is called a connection balance.

Pre-paid electricity service does not require a deposit. Your No Deposit Electricity Company simply requires a balance of $25 - $75 that will be used as a bank to establish electricity service. You may also need to pay a Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) fee, which may make the total due prior to starting your service more than $75.

Will I Get a Bill?

No. Pre-paid Electric Service clients do not get a regular monthly bill. Instead, you will get text and emails from your No Deposit Electricity Company updating you with your balance. Your No Deposit electric provider will supply a Summary of Usage and Payment (SUP) for up to twelve months of usage. The SUP will show your usage, your charges, the average cost of service and payments by calendar month.

My Power has Been Turned Off. How Do I Get It Turned Back On?

First , you need to settle the previous balance before you can reconnect. If you are trying to switch to a different provider and have not paid off your previous balance, you will not be able to change without paying your previous balance. As soon as your balance is paid, your electricity company will need you to make a payment to create a new connection balance in order to restart service.

Your No Deposit Energy Company may require you to make your balance payment at a third-party payment processor that acts as an agent of the service provider. You begin to receive service within 2 hours of paying your balance.

Deferred Payment Plans

Can I Get a Deferred Payment Plan?

You may request a Deferred Payment Plan if:

1) During extreme weather, your account reaches a negative balance of $50 or more. An extreme weather event occurs when the National Weather Service issues a heat advisory or a cold alert in your area.

2) A State of Disaster has been declared. The Governor and the Public Utility Commission requires that deferred payment plans be offered when a State of Disaster is declared.

3) Under-billing. Your Retail Electric Provider (REP) has under-billed your account for reasons other than theft of service.

If you enter into a deferred payment plan, your REP may apply a switch-hold until the account is paid in full. A switch-hold effectively locks your account until your balance is paid off.

Remember, since deregulation, you have the power to choose in TX.

To get started with No Deposit Electricity for your home, sign up today!


All Pre-Paid Electricity Plans

Plan Company
Rating
Upfront Payment Price House Size
(usage)
Free Nights
This is a Pre-Paid plan
Minimum Upfront Payment: $30
month to month

/ kWh
@ 1,000 kWh / month
EFL - more info
SmarTricity Flex Saver
This is a Pre-Paid plan
Minimum Upfront Payment: $39
month to month

/ kWh
@ 1,000 kWh / month
EFL - more info
100% Clean Energy Plan
This is a Pre-Paid plan
Minimum Upfront Payment: $20
First 5 Days Free
You will not be charged for your first five days of usage!
month to month

/ kWh
@ 1,000 kWh / month
EFL - more info
Smart Start Pre-Pay
This is a Pre-Paid plan
Minimum Upfront Payment: $30
month to month

/ kWh
@ 1,000 kWh / month
EFL - more info
Free Weekends
This is a Pre-Paid plan
Minimum Upfront Payment: $20
month to month

/ kWh
@ 1,000 kWh / month
EFL - more info
Free Nights 8pm-6am
This is a Pre-Paid plan
Minimum Upfront Payment: $20
month to month

/ kWh
@ 1,000 kWh / month
EFL - more info
Valtricity PrePaid 3
This is a Pre-Paid plan
Minimum Upfront Payment: $30
3 months

/ kWh
@ 1,000 kWh / month
EFL - more info
Fast Start 20
This is a Pre-Paid plan
Minimum Upfront Payment: $20
month to month

/ kWh
@ 1,000 kWh / month
EFL - more info
SimpleFlex Pre-Pay
This is a Pre-Paid plan
Minimum Upfront Payment: $0
month to month

/ kWh
@ 1,000 kWh / month
analyze rate
EFL - more info
SmarTricity Secure Saver 12
This is a Pre-Paid plan
Minimum Upfront Payment: $39
12 months

/ kWh
@ 1,000 kWh / month
EFL - more info