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I advise anybody is reading this webpage do not sign up with TXU because they are a scam. They have find a loophole how to increase your bill larger than what it is. And the bad part about it they ain't go to do nothing to straighten it out...but tell you a bunch of lies and give you the old runaround like if it is your fault. How do I know this? They did it to me. They installing a new meter without telling me anything. My bill was low around about $139.31 before the new meter was installed. Ever since they installed the new meter last month my bill for December of 2018 is $224.31. The company is crooked. Stay away from this electric company.
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I moved to Texas a year ago and signed up for TXU Energy last minute because the apartment recommended them. Choosing an energy provider was a new experience to me so I had little info on what a kilowatt hour was. I lived in a two bedroom house in Nebraska before moving to Texas and my monthly electric bill would be around $60 in the peak of winter (heater constantly running).
With TXU, I chose the Solar Day/Free Nights for the last year with them and my bill would average around $130 (1,200 kilowatt hours average), which TXU says is below average. HA! So when it came time to renew TXU gave me a warm fuzzy about how great I am, helped me find more suitable plan. Well, whammy! The first month of my new plan, which they said will lower my bill to under $100 with the same usage increased it by $40 ($168). I read that bill, found the usage was roughly the same (1,300 kilowatt hours) and I was in shock.
To be lied to from a company that has no competitive advantage and depends on ripping off its customers (or at least me) led me to cancel ASAP. I switched to Constellation Energy shortly after, as they offer $.07 Kilowatt/hr. Then TXU Energy dp's you once again with their atrocious $150 early termination penalty. Constellation's early termination is $50. So in summary, TXU is twice as expensive, lies to customers (at least me), they will increase your bill year over year, and once you wise up and escape - they still find ways to make you suffer. ** YOU TXU! Go to this website to compare prices: https://www.texaselectricityratings.com/electricity-rates.
I have had TXU for longer than I remember. Service has always been in my name alone. I pay my bill promptly. Absolutely NO problems from my side. I recently received a bill for over $100 that was from over a year ago. This bill was from an ex husbands account (married only 6 months) that I divorced over 8 years ago!!! I never had any shared credit cards or accounts with him, yet they tell me that he called in 2 years ago and added me on his account and they allowed it! No email, call or note letting me know that this fraud was being perpetuated, despite me having service in my name at another address. I have been told that I need to provide a copy of my divorce decree to have this removed!!! Absolute garbage! Having our legal names it took less than a minute to find a record of our divorce on the internet. This despite their claims they "investigated" before adding my name.
I have called TXU a few times about this problem and I get frustrated with their customer service. I recently noticed a significant difference between the SmartMeter Readings and the TXU billing for Usage. The difference is almost about 10-20% per month. For example for the month of August here is the difference: Power Used (SmartMeterTX) (KWH) 4,652, Power Used (KWH) (TXU) 5,299. TXU Billings are always higher.
TXU is a scam... I live by myself in a one bedroom apartment, work double shifts 4 times a week and I got a bill of $168 in a month??? I called the customer service and the agent was saying something about billing adjustment. Nonsense... this company is a scam!!!
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Stay away from this company. Go with anyone else. Customer service the worse ever. The first year when you sign up was OK then TXU almost double your bill. Don't go on to auto pay. They will really nail you if you ever try to cancel. Take my advice. Just stay away. My bill went from 175 a month to almost 300 with no explanation.
I was always a "supposed" valued client but I just came back to them this month and nothing but lies and horrible customer service. You'd be lucky not to be hung up on or told "you're wrong"; in a foreign language accent, that they cannot even understand themselves!!!! Grrrr????
My experience was horrible. I called to ask for an extension on a bill because I am not currently working. I have had the service for a year now, and I have had bills well above $400 that were paid. But I ask for an extension with a $150 payment and I’m told maybe I should try and borrow the money. And this was from the supervisor. This company is a joke and I will be telling EVERYONE I know to never use their service. If half stars were available that’s what I would give them!
I recently had to break my contract. I live in a small 2 bd apartment. For last month bill 1409 klw I’m being charged 398$. Outrageous. Ever since I switched my bill have been higher than my phones and internet and cable and car insurance put together. STAY AWAY. THERE ARE MANY MANY MORE COMPANIES BETTER. The only reason I had switched was because I felt forced by the door to door person. After telling them to leave after trying to cancel and get back to my old company that same day it was already too late unfortunately.
This is the worse electric company. The bills are ridiculous and when I called customer service to question my statement the representative told me they will call me back next week and hung up. So unprofessional!
Same experience as with every customer who has reviewed TXU energy. They are thieves!!! They are charging me for electric usage for two vacant office spaces. Vacant. Unfinished, they have never been in use, and they are charging hundreds of dollars for an empty space. They have been for 8 years now. This is the first electric company to do this. I called their customer service and they blamed the summer temperature!!! Can you not understand these are vacant office spaces where not even light bulbs or any type of fixtures are installed???
I spoke to the "supervisor". What a total piece of BS she was/is. She told me to ask for support and report any customer service issues. Ask rep very politely. Apologizes for what he was about to say and told me that this was TXU energy shutting me up and getting the call off their hands because TXU did not want to address my concern. I am not going to pay your bill. I'm switching out. You people are thieves. I am also copying this message to the Better Business Bureau and of course in a more detailed report of what your filthy company is doing to customers.
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Monthly bills are ridiculous. May $235, June $240, July $260, August $380. Enough is enough. Paid $390 cancellation fee and switched from these rip-off company to another company. Their rate for same usage will be less than 160.00. Be careful when you choose your electric provider.
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I am absolutely furious with how TXU is getting away with scamming people out of their hard earned money. I received a call saying my bill was past due and had a disconnection notice. I looked up my account online and my due date was two days prior. I then realized my bill was so HIGH-$384. I have NEVER paid that much money for electricity. TXU charged me $116 for natural gas and another $117 for a delivery charge. This far beyond outrageous and should be illegal!
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I was using the Reliant electricity from last 2 years and my bill was around 55$ per month. Just to check I started using the TXU. The bill raised to around 90$. When I opt for the TXU services, they committed for $50 welcome bonus if I even use the service for 1 month. They initiated the reward card after my first billing cycle complete but when I terminated my services after 2 months they canceled the reward card and said, "Your account is not active so we can not approve the reward card" (which was already initiated a month back). This is the worst service I have received in Texas.
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May 2018 bill $125, June $220. Same setting same kWh plan, a couple of degrees warmer outside but not overly hot outside, A/C filter changed monthly temp on state same as last month. Seems to me Smart Meter not that smart. The plan is suppose to save money but don’t see any savings at all. Believe elect delivery charge has increased but no explanation or reason to why it cost $60 to send power down same line that has been here for 30+ yrs. What a ripoff as they say TXU God hates ugly.
Michael - We value you as a customer and are here to help address any concerns you have with your bill. We understand that high bills are frustrating and would like the opportunity to take a closer look at your account. Please contact us at TXUECares@txu.com with your account and contact information and we will see what we can do to assist you.
My lights were disconnected today Tuesday May 29, 2018. I had spoken to a representative last Friday, I had extended my payment for Friday, unfortunately I could not make a payment, because I did not get paid because of the Memorial Day, so I was hoping that they would be on for Tuesday May 29, they did turn my lights out on Tuesday, I could not believe that as HOT HOT HOT as it was and I have children at home, not happy... I pay my bill and it takes them hours to turn it back. They turned off the lights early 8:00 and here it's now after 7:30 and my lights are still OFF. I you guys are happy. I will not be using you guys again.
Never listed on my bill was the fact I was being charged commercial delivery rates. I had no idea this is why, since 2012 I have had such a huge utility bill. My husband has reached out to be reimbursed and we have gotten nowhere. Just in the past two years, an average of $200 too much a month!! May not seem a lot to you, it sure is to me. Here's what happened as a result. I worked 18 hour days trying to keep up with our expenses all this time... Took out payday loans to keep everyone fed - 7 kids!!!! One of them is disabled from a rare congenital heart defect!!!!
I would sleep behind a building so I could get up real early and start work so I could make money just to stay afloat. This money and the interest associated with all these payday loans because of you people would have meant I had money to go home and sleep, hug my kids... to take a shower even. You people have acknowledged the mistake. Talk to Cecilla. My husband keeps calling... he actually believes you will fix this. I know better. Convince me I'm wrong.
I have been with TXU for several years, and recently changed plans from 10.5¢ to 7.5¢. So... My bill tripled. Last year I paid an average of $95 per month. There have been no significant changes in the past months. Also, I get that this past winter was cold, but we didn't go into an ice age. So I received a bill for over $300 for my little 1400 SF house. I called customer service and could barely understand the agent. I asked for a supervisor, whose English was also very difficult to understand. She talked around in circles about "Averaged Billing" which somehow averages some bills to $300 and some to $95 within the same year(???).
AND the remaining 8 months average $100 dollars then the monthly bill you will receive is for $300 dollars. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but WHAT KIND OF MATH ARE THEY USING!!! If the average for 4 months is $400, that's $1600. If the average for the other 8 months is $100, that's $800. 1600+800=2400. Therefore
2400÷12 (months) = 200!!! They are charging me an extra $100 a month!! That's $1200 overcharge a year!!!
When I pointed out to the (supervisor) that this math simply didn't add up, he became very passive aggressive and suggested that since I could understand the billing system then he could discount $50 from my bill. I guess I got a gold star. So I got a discount, but the billing is still a scam and their math is still something even NASA cannot explain. Can anyone recommend a better company?
I received a bill for 660 bucks. My bill always ran around 100 a month. I saw they read my meter at over 3000 kW/h. This could have been possible because it was winter. However, I was placed on the highest plan available without my knowledge. I was on a 15¢ per kW and after 1000 it goes up to 19¢ per kW/h. They refused to work anything out with me and when I complained to TDU, all they said was applied online for this plan. That is totally untrue because I NEVER even knew I could switch my plan. I was very happy with the plan I had. This company will cut off a person's lights and not even give a second thought when they lied. POWERTOCHOOSE.ORG! You do NOT have to take it! I switched to a new provider and told TXU buh bye!!! Please follow me.
Had a 1064.00 bill and did not realize my heat pump was out until the bills came rolling in. Immediately had the problem fixed and began writing letters and calling TXU. Time after time they had great ideas as to how to lower my bill to half because my bill was averaged. I was railroaded into the 6.5/kwt plan with the promise my bill would be about 300.00 the next month. Well, when the bill came in it was 4.00 less than the previous month. (464.00) Again letters were written and more customer service reps that "we're going to get this fixed after they talked to their supervisor." The latest call to them was yesterday and I requested to be removed from average billing and was assured one more time my bill would be lowered after the supervisor reviewed it and I would get a callback. No CALLBACK AS USUAL.
Today, looked online and now my bill is 964.00 due yesterday! The bill is not even due till 5/01. Another call and still no callback. I have even sent a letter to cooperate with no response except to call customer service. I feel like I am talking to a third world country. Extremely if not impossible to understand these people. My husband is a 100% service connected veteran and resides in a VA home now for 5 years. Can't make them understand that I cannot pay this kind of bill. Guess if I were on Medicaid and food stamps might get some help. Not looking for pity or charity but come on TXU. HELP A DISABLED VET OUT. Disabled since 1965 should have some weight for a one time plea for help. I might add, I have been a TXU customer for over 31 years.
We recently moved at the beginning of the year. eOur bills in a drafty trailer were on average 150 a month. My bills thus far this year in the new house for just 3 months has been over $1,000. We had a lot of cold weather. Maybe that was it. Then, this month, we used only 1170 kwh. My bill was still almost $300!! Because the TDU is $175. I kid you not. What happened to $3.49 base and 3.5 cents a kwh added on? By the pricing I was led to believe, we should have used close to 5000 kwh! What's the point of lowering our usage if the TDU costs are still overreaching? I used to love your company. Did business with y'all for nearly 6 yrs. But this is wrong. I am a single mother. Y'all are taking advantage of us.
After my uncle passed away I contacted them to inform them it would be a couple months before I was able to have access to his funds to pay his account. I show up a month later to start cleaning the house and there's no power, it's a Saturday and I'm from out of state. I call to get the power turned back on and they said they see that I called but because I wasn't an authorized person on the account they couldn't do anything with my notification and the account was cancelled and in order to get power back on they required I open an account with them. Having no other options I did that.
I finally get access to the online account and they read the meter less than a week after opening the account so that they could charge me delivery fees, etc. which was more than what the usage amount was for, and they've tacked on a late charge because they didn't put the right billing address in the system and I was unaware they would bill me a week after opening an account. If I had an option I'd look elsewhere and stay as far away from TXU as possible.
I'm currently living in an apartment in NRH, TX. I have not been in my apartment for the last two months. I've moved out of state. My lease will be up in another month. So my heating/a.c. has been off for three months now. Please turn down the TXU/Oncor average billing plan. Just say no. If your usage is for only 67.00. They'll tack on additional charges to your bill. Your bill will now be around 180.00. They'll send a visa card of roughly 65.00. This was your savings for the entire year with average billing. Eye roll. You will not save anything. Average billing is a joke. Save yourself some trouble and shop around. Talk to your surrounding neighbors before you make any commitments to any electric company's yearly contracts. Thankfully I have only one more month to go. Then this ridiculous average billing contract will be done.
Paid $528 for one month in Texas on 1400 sqft house - TXU without my written or verbal consent changed my plan to a month to month plan after my 12 month plan expired (I have been a customer for 4 years now). The rates were astronomical but I did not notice because I have Autopay (never have missed a payment with them). After spending over an hour on the phone with them and being treated condescendingly, I decided to cut my losses and not support this scam of a company.
I wish I had read the reviews on TXU before signing up with them because I have never paid so much for electricity in my life as I did with this company. I firmly believe that TXU was scamming me the entire time but have no way to prove it. My electricity through TXU cost me 3 times what I paid at my previous home (which was twice the size of my current home, and older). Of course it's my word against theirs and the only true way is to have a third party monitor my usage and compare to what they are claiming. My intuition says they were scamming me and I'm hardly ever wrong. Green Mountain is a better choice.
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My widowed Mother is 87 yrs old and living on $700 a month social security. During the winter she runs space heaters to keep warm. She spends a lot of time in bed covered up with a heater on to try to keep warm. This runs up her bill to where she cannot pay the entire amount, and she gets behind. She gets financial aid from the church when available. And she wanted to set up a deferred payment plan, but was denied until the check from the church arrived. Her cut off date is the 22 of Feb 2018. I think TXU should be ashamed to be so impatient with a little 87 yr old lady that is doing her best to make current her bill. If they are willing to leave a little old widow lady sitting in the dark and cold, because the check did not arrive in time, they deserve to be turned into Consumer Protection. No one at TXU shows any willingness to compromise and let her set up payments or extend the date one or two days. They are a crapy co.
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I have used this company over 15 years and it is the worst company now I have ever dealt with. I noticed my bill had doubled and finally figured out that the charge double to borrow energy on my bill. My bill for energy was $100 and a loan from another energy company was $100. They don’t tell you that when you agree on the phone to a certain kilowatt. How is this not discussed. Then when you call you will go from India speaking, to European, to Spanish. They do not comprehend that this is deceptive thinking. It is an American electric company. Then you after telling 5 different people all 5 different people my information, the manager is ruder than all the rest. I am appalled that this company is in business if they have to outsource ALL their services. This should be know, that all their services come with a con. The company doesn’t own the electric part of the business and you will never talk with an American to discuss your issues. Is this legal?
My credit score is almost 800. I have 13 lines of perfect credit. Never a late payment. They told me if I can get a company to verify perfect payments... i.e. credit card company, they would waive the $460 fee. Within 5 minutes DISCOVER emailed and faxed info to TXU and cc me on email. Okay service was suppose to be switched over at that moment. Since I am renting for a close friend, a month later, no bill. I call and they never switched service. Was rude to me and then I got a note in mail a day later stating my extended view score was a 600. I work in credit selling homes. I have never heard this score before. After looking it up, it is for people that have not had credit before. What, how can I have a great score with perfect payments and not get 0 down on my electric startup service? Another company had me changed over within 5 minutes at 0 down! Read your reviews! This company has a 1 star rating for a reason!
I opened a service with them last December, and they were offering me a 500 gift card and they have a refer a friend program that offered 50 dls for you and 50 dls for the person you refer. When I opened my service they had offered me a 7 cents a KWH and the 500 dls which the first 250 were going to be send to me after the first month of service, and the other at the completion of my contract of 12 months of service with them. I got the first one for 250 dls the first month, bit before that I had changed my plan when I referred my stepdad to TXU because they offered him 6 cents per kwh but they told me that my promotion wasn't changing at all for my 500 dls.
So after a month I did received my first 250 dls and a few months later they send me another card which it was for 250 instead of the 50 dls for referring my stepdad, so I did call them up to advised them about the mistake so they cancelled that card and they sent me another one for the difference of a purchase that I made which was for only 5 dls. I will provide you with that card since I have it with me, and after a few more months I called because I referred my sister to them also but they also lied to her telling her that she was going to receive 400 dls for her promotion plan and the 50 from me since I referred her also.
When I call them to check the status on that they told me that they where going to look into it and they will give me a 50 dls credit on the account since I never received that second 50 dls card for referring her to TXU, so when I got my 12 months I called them up to let them know that I never received my card for 250 dls and that my plan was going to end that month. The representative mentioned to me that my plan ended on March which I didn't know why he was saying that, so I explained to him about the issues with the promotions and he said that they were going to open an investigation. They were saying that supposedly I changed the plan in the middle of the promotion so I requested the recordings from that day when they said I changed my plan, but since they are a bunch of liars they didn't provide me with that information either to me or BBB when I filed a complain with them.
They were saying that because I changed the plan I didn't qualified to receive my last 250 dls, which was a total lie because they also didn't provide the tracking numbers for the cards that they sent me to that office either. I guess that if that is the way they treat Veteran's and customers since they have such a low rating for their service, which the worst is their customer service representatives which are very unprofessional and rude. I probably won't get my money from them, but I want to make sure that people are aware of the horrible customer service and their fraudulent promotions that they runned at that electric company. It is really upsetting having to report them with all of this agencies, but I don't think is fair to my sister that has being with them almost a year and she never received her 400 dls for the plan and the 50 dls for me referring her either as myself my 250 dls promised at the end of the 12 months.
For last I had requested for many months from them to add my sister's name to the bill since she was living with me and months passed and they never did, even thought I spoke to many representatives and I filed many complaints about them. They all said to me that it was going to be taking care of even when I talked to managers, but it is really easy now to understand why the regular representatives have such a bad customer service. I only had one bill that showed my sister added to the bill, but all the rest of my bills have come again without her name on it so it is really ridiculous that they still have this company running and not closed for all the bad service that they provide to customers.
I signed a 1 year contract for service which went ok and ended Oct 2017 but my electric rates after going month to month were very high so I found another elec provider that better fit my needs. So I get an email and open it up and to my surprise I find all these extra "fees" tacked on instead of 168 which was very high for Dec and should have been under 100 dollars I get a bill close to 270 dollars! I did not break any contract I was told by a CR it was processing fees!!! Never ever use this company for your elec.
TXU Energy expert review by ConsumerAffairs
Texas Energy is one of the most popular energy companies in the state. They offer more power to Texans than any other provider within the state.
Business and residential: TXU services both business and residential customers and also provides helpful services and business incentives.
Eco-friendly: TXU has many eco-friendly plans available that allow consumers to sign up for electricity while reducing environmental harm.
Versatile services: They have the ability to work with companies both large and small and provide services to a versatile profile of businesses.
Customer service: There is often a lot of red tape at TXU to get through before a consumer is able to actually speak to a customer service representative.
Service: Because the company serves so many customers, it can take a long time for customers to have their needs serviced.
Best for: Residential customers, small businesses, midsize and big businesses
TXU Energy Company Information
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- TXU Energy
- TXU Energy Executive Feedback, PO Box 650764
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- United States
- (888) 399-5501