“ It has worst usage and billing calculation system. Avoid to use First choice Power. ”
“ I was very easy to switch over online! ”
“ First off, they signed me up for the wrong contract. I was looking for a contract for over 1000KWH because I know I go over that. I get locked into a contract that charges me $185 dollars for going over 1000 KWH. I never would have signed up for that contract, and that is not what I agreed to in the first place. I reported them to the state of Texas but nothing could be proven, even though they never emailed me a EFL when I signed up. They couldn't prove they didn't mail me one, even though I know they didn't do that either. The only one I saw was the one on powertochoose that made me click to sign up for their company in the first place, which did not have teir pricing or that ridiculous fee. Any company that has that fee should be shut down. I wasn't able to do anything about it so I just had to stick it out the 6 months, luckily that's all I signed up for. Their website is atrocious, there's barely any real helpful information on it and it doesn't work well. When we moved I tried to do it online and they tried to automatically sign me up for a longer contract, hoping I wouldn't notice I guess. I had to call their customer service to transfer service. Their customer service must be outsourced, they're nice enough and try to help but we always have trouble understanding each other and for my next problem I got a different answer from everyone I spoke to. I went to make last month's payment online and the website put it through twice. I called to get the extra one refunded, was told no problem give us 7-10 days. I waited, I called back. Oh, no we aren't going to send a refund we just do a credit on your account. Ok, that's been there since before I called the first time and the last person said I'd get a refund. Oh, yeah I see that now. Yeah we sent it out yesterday. I gave it 3 business days because I was told by my bank it shouldn't take any longer than that. I called FCP back. Oh, no we never sent a refund, but there was an inquiry put through to see if we could. But no you're not going to get a refund. But maybe. I don't know. Your account has a credit for the refund amount and that's all we can do. The guy went back and forth and couldn't really decide whether I would or not, but at this point I figure I'm not. I give up, the credit is fine but it would've been nice if that had been told to me the first time. It'll cover the next two bills hopefully until my contract is up. Guess what shows up 4 days after my bill was due this month? My refund. So now I have to go pay this month's balance LATE. So I'm sure I'll be calling them back once they put a late fee on my next bill that wasn't my fault. Today I am looking for a new provider so I go to look at my bills again to get information and there's a late fee for last month, which I did not pay late. They got the double payment before the due date. So I called and was told it was credited back to my account. We'll see. This guy had the heaviest accent so far and I'm not sure he understood what I was talking about at all but he definitely kept trying to get me to renew my contract with FCP. Not gonna happen, I've had an issue every month of the 6 months I've been with them. Worst electric company ever. They are untrustworthy and make having an electric provider a hassle. ”
“ This is the most disorganized Company i had the displeasure of dealing with, They are overpriced and do not even read the meters. They are all majority Hispanic and do not clearly speak English. The people are rude when confronted about a problem on a bill. They do not honor what supposed to be a CEO of the company on a problem stated it will be correct without further problems by said Company. The people are inadequate in speaking clearly in English . The problem is still not solved and is ongoing. ”
“ First off if you sign up and you are low income or 60 years or older make sure that you sign up with an agent so that you can be offered to get your deposit waived. I enrolled online and it DID NOT give me the option to sign up for my deposit to be waived until after the payment was made. I was told by two agents that I could get the deposit once my service was active upon enrollment. Once the service was connected I called to get the deposit waived and they said they couldnt waive it because I had already paid which is NOWHERE in writing. Had I signed up with an agent MAYBE they would have offered to waive it. On top of that they told me my service would be connected in 2-4 hours I enrolled at 7 pm my service wasnt connected until the next afternoon. We went all night without lights because they didnt put the order in until 9:50 pm!! I was late for work the next morning due to this inconvenience of not being able to see in the dark! They offered a 50$ credit to my account AFTER they lied about my deposit STILL putting money in their OWN pockets not upholding their word is a big problem! Already starting off on the WRONG foot! I hate liars..... ”
“ Since I have switched to this company I am overwhelmingly pleased with the service and rates that I have. There were no hidden fees and the bills are really low in cost compared to the previous company that I had! ”
“ I have been approached many many times by other vendors to change from first Choice Power. I have been with this company at least 40 years and I have not found any reason yet to change. Reliable, dependable service and customer service is always available. ( a human being) ”
“ Great electric company ”
“ Initially the rates seem very good, but beware of sneaky fees! If you happen to be late paying your bill, not only do they charge you a late fee (as I would expect), but they also charge a fee called a 'Collection Recovery Fee' of $29.95. This is triggered when they mail you a letter reminding you that you are late - not disconnected, mind you, but just a few days late. They explain this as covering the costs of printing and mailing you a letter. The law does not allow such a fee to be charged as a late fee, but since they don't technically call it a late fee, they are skirting the rules and sneaking it in there. As soon as my contract is up, I am outta here. With these kinds of shady charges factored in, the rates are not as reasonable as they seem. Beware... ”
Have to make two order numbers because they messed up. Second order went through but with incorrect information. To correct the information, you still need to send them fax which I find very primitive.
Also, some miscellaneous fees starting to come out. Really made a big mistake on choosing this one.
Can't wait for my contract to finish ”
“ I was dropped by Breeze energy leaving Texas market and I was switched to provider of last resort (POLR) that I didn't want in less than 12 hours after first notification. UNHAPPY! Decided on First Choice and chose at Power-To-Choose. First billing messed up by TNMP but First choice corrected it promptly. The real test of good customer support is when things go wrong. I was happy with First Choice response and ability to reach and talk to their customer support. Bill corrected, happy again. ”
“ He was very patient with us. The wifi went out it had to be reset . We're seniors so we aren't very tech up to date. He understood that and didn't try to rush us. I wish everyone could be like him. AWESOME!!!!!!!! ”
I selected a plan that best suits our needs. Now let's see if they have a similar plan for returning customers. Too many providers bait you and jack the rates up when you try to sign up again. Time will tell. Very
pleased so far. ”
She didn't allow me to speak, interrupt me multiple times. Ruth didn't have no listening skills. She force me to be place on hold after I told her PUC need to get involved on the calls. Great plans
Terrible customer service
Agent name: Ruth 19406 ”
“ no notice for ending contract, and extremely high rates set in immediately. ”
“ First Choice is the best choice Ive made. There reasonable and affordable. They help you out when your in a crunch. I love FCP!!! Wouldnt change unless I didnt have the choice for First Choice. ”
“ I have NEVER spoken to anyone through this company except when I set it up. After that any time I would call it would tell me to wait for another avaliable rep, and then it would hang up. My rates have been going up consistently without my knowing. But the icing on the cake was them turning OFF my electricity 3 hours after I had made a payment and then still not ever speaking to a service rep because no one picked up. Definitely should have done more research. ”
“ Great service!!!! ”
“ Best prices around and set up was a breeze! ”
It would be nice to have daily usage reports like others provide.
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