We currently recommend electricity plans from Pulse Power

Be very careful!!!

(2.8 / 5)

  My plan rates are cheap and ordering it was a snap. But if you are so much as 3 days late in your payment they send out a disconnection notice... and charge you $20 plus tax for the privilege! After I complained on the phone, the agent agreed to waive the late fee for this one time; we'll see if this actually happens.

Jason from Houston
August 4th, 2015

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Poor Customer Care: Shut off power without notice or communication

(2.6 / 5)

  Discount power cut off my power. I could not figure out why since I schedule my payments on auto pay. I checked my emails. The most recent email was from 2 days before telling me my bill was due May 2nd (2 weeks away). There was no indication that my account was in peril. I went online to my account and there was no autopay set up. Okay, no problem, my bill wasn't due for 2 weeks. I called them and never talked to a real person but the automated system confirmed that my bill was due May 2nd. And then they mentioned that I had an overdue amount of $120. I never received any communication concerning an overdue amount. I paid the amount through the automated system. Interesting though is that they only charged me for the amount of $280 due on May 2nd. It was a mystery I didn't care to solve. It was poor customer care and poor customer service. I promptly hung up the phone and switched to a provider I've used in the past. Their rates may be a few cents higher but their customer service is rock solid.

texas_woman70 from Dallas
April 24th, 2019

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Billing and Account Manager Errors

(2.6 / 5)

  I signed up a 18 months power contract with Discount Power in September 2018 with auto pay in my account. I received my first bill in October and the payment due date was on Oct. 29, 2018. I received a payment confirmation e-mail on Oct. 29, 2018 from Discount Power stated that they have received my payment on that date. Today, October 31, 2018, I received a disconnection e-mail from Discount Power to state that my account was past due. I called the customer service right away and they admitted that it was a communication error by them. The representative told me they would correct this error. From now on, I will really need to pay attention to the billing. I will make sure that they will not charge extra to my account.

C.K. from Sugar Land
October 31st, 2018

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Incompetent, unprofessional, poorly trained customer service phone representatives

(2.6 / 5)

  Inquiry about a billing issue resulted in my being given false information about payment authorization; CS rep refused to transfer my call to a supervisor. I had to call back twice to get a supervisor to resolve the bank authorization issue.

Dissatisfied customer from Richmond
October 21st, 2016

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shady

(2.2 / 5)

  When shifting from Discount to PennyWise and back to Discount, rate changed even though was pledged it would stay the same. When I contacted Customer Service was told they had lost those records. Lying or sloppy, either was it's unprofessional. Finally get it rectified after about three months. Finished out the term of contract but did not renew.

Marc from Krum
August 1st, 2019

Hi Marc,
We appreciate you providing this feedback. We apologize for your negative experience. We will be happy to look in to your account. Please email us at feedback@discountpowertx.com with your account number and a good phone number to reach you at and we will be happy to further assist you.

Discount Power Responds August 13th, 2019
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Poor Billing Management

(2.2 / 5)

  I have been with this provider for 8 months. At the beginning I just had a complaint on the fee they charge for not enrolling yourself in the auto-payment.
Lately, I have received an extremely confusing bill containing a series of "debits and credits" concepts, but no explanation at all. I called asking for details but they stated that they just collect the information from AEP (field operations contractor) and they do not know the exact nature of such charges/debits. It has been a very unpleasant experience dealing with Customer Care? Representatives that are not interested at all in giving a good service.

Mauricio E from Harlingen
April 28th, 2016

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Poor Bill Processing / Customer Service

(2 / 5)

  Just transferred to Discount Power. Process was easy, but it took a while to get my first statement. First payment made from online banking on 9/22; due date was 9/29. Discount Power is not capable of electronic payments, so credit union sent a paper check - no different than how other non-electronic accounts are handled. Received disconnect notice on 10/2 BY EMAIL. Called Discount's customer service, who stated that they only email notices. She was very terse, bordering on rude. Said to give it a few more days to allow the payment to post. Credit union verified that the check was sent, but that the check was never cashed or returned. Received a mail notice of power disconnect on 10/5. Again contacted customer service, and again got a person who obviously would rather be doing something else. The check still had not been posted, so I ended up paying by credit card over the phone. She - like the previous agent - stated that Discount Power recommends to not use online banking, and that it could take up to 12 days for them to post a paper check. They tried everything to get me to add my checking account or credit card information to the Discount Power customer portal for my account, but after this first experience right out of the box, I do not trust them, and do not want them in charge of my account information. If I continue to have payment issues with this company, I will file with the PUC, and have my account nullified and move my business elsewhere, to a company who has some idea of what customer service should be. I fear that Discount Power's statement process does not allow time for manual check payment by the due date, thereby ensuring that they can charge additional late fees to customers.

Customer from Frisco
October 6th, 2017

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Beware of outrageous late fees

(2 / 5)

  If you are late with your payment by even a day, you will get hit with two charges: late fee and disconnect fee amounting to over $50. Even if it's their fault when the website malfunctions and bills are not being emailed to customers as expected. So if you are one of those people who is always on top of your bills or if you are willing to let them take money out of your account automatically, you will be ok. Otherwise, look elsewhere or risk loosing all those savings you are hoping to get by signing up with this company.

A from Houston
August 25th, 2017

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Terrible Billing and Account Management

(2 / 5)

  I have excellent credit scores (in the 800s) and always pay my bills before they are due. I received a Delinquency and Disconnect Notice from Discount Power on 5 days AFTER they deposited my check. I have back records that prove they received my check and and deposited it before the payment was due, yet I still received a delinquency / discount notice. When I called customer service that could not confirm receipt of the check...all they could tell me was that I have until the 5th of the next month before being disconnected and to check back before that time to see if they can verify my check has been deposited. This is nuts!

Highly Dissapointed from Houston
August 23rd, 2017

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Rip-off at end of contract

(2 / 5)

  Everything was Ok until my contract ended. I was on autopay and did not notice that I had not received the paper billing in June or July. This was convenient for them right after my contract had ended and my rate went up so I would not catch it until it hit my credit card billing. True I should have been on top of it and I will set a calendar reminder when I sign up for the new replacement provider. My previous provider was nice enough to send a reminder and suggest one of their current plans as a replacement just before the contract ended. In addition to this they added a $5 manual billing charge for each of the 2 houses each month even though they had my card and automatically charged it.

Dan L. from League City
August 22nd, 2017

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