“ I was a direct energy customer for about 2 years, in which i closed my account in great standing not owing any balances. I wanted to use direct energy again for my electric provider, so i reached out to them. Of course the did the total new customer setup with running your SSN, for a soft credit check. The customer service rep, set me up with service gave me the same account number that i previously had and told me when me service would be active. A few days after i received a call that i owed more money. So with all this said, STAY AWAY FROM DIRECT ENERGY. Customer service is rude and unaware of correct information. They tried to hold me accountable for a bill that i paid in full. ”
“ Very satisfied with supplier ”
“ They were fine until the contract was up. Decided not to renew when I realized customer service was in South America. When I got my last bill with them they put the energy charge way up. It increase about one third. ”
“ very good for 2 yrs. now what for next 2 yrs? ”
“ I Received my renewal notice, and compared prices, only to find Direct energy was more than some others for the same one year, no fee,no cancellation charge,plan. Based on that I checked with them and found that was the best they could do, but I was offered a $100.00 gift card, which made up the difference. That sweetener, sealed the deal, for me. ”
“ this company has the best price and is easy to sign with no early termination fee ”
I am a former direct energy rep. I used to work for a company called Trust Energy in Calgary . I was told by the trainer and supervisor, Robin and Matt to hide the truth from the customers . I was asked to to fake the electricity and gas price to elderly people and newly landed immigrants as they are not aware of the energy market . The price is not fixed and it will go up in two months. They lock you in a contract and you if you wish to opt out later it's costs to you $4000 to get out of the contract and eventually messing up your credit.I quit the job because I couldn't lie to the customers anymore.
Avoid this company like plague. They lock you on a contract at a higher price. They provide you free electricity and gas for two months and then triple the price for the next five years.
Wish I never worked here as this company has a bad name and the trainers and supervisors asked me to lie and hide the truth. ”
“ I did a live chat to check on rates to renew my plan and was very pleased with the service I received. Assisted me with a great rate. I did not want to switch plans because of the reliability and assistance I have always received. ”
“ Thanks to Nery - we were able to resolve my doublepayment due to a quick finger and me not paying attention!! ”
“ Had some issues with my online login and spent a fair amount of time on the phone with a rep. trying to straighten it out. After issue was resolved, I noticed that the current rate is much lower then what I am currently paying. Went to live chat and the rep. was very helpful and changed me over to the lower rate with no issues. Rep. was very professional and helpful. ”
“ I've RECENTLY switched over from TXU, not only are the agents better, but they help you more as well, would definitely recommend, thank you Direct Energy! ”
“ Easy to sign up. ”
“ The reps hang up in your face. I mean it's like it's a practice for this company. It is crazy. All of them have created a habit of just hanging up in your face. ”
Over 30 minutes hold time to speak with customer service and they do not offer recommendations for issue resolution!
On line bill pay account is always locked and unable to process or submit payment! ”
“ Direct Energy had the best price for my needs and they provided all they promised. ”
“ Hadn't received a bill in 3 months and couldn't understand why until I was notified of a change in my provider to another company, problem is, I did not authorize the switch to another company. I never even thought about switching until this whole fiasco. I was charged $40 after the situation was resolved, for what? I don't know. Looking to leave them asap. ”
“ In the month of August I was gone from the 7th to the 25th, received a bill for $108. and some change, my previous bill for the entire month was $111. and some change. When I left I turned off the air conditioner, not even a fan was on. So how do I end up with a bill that high. Told the csr that I was not home when I noticed the high usage and I wasn't home. I will not recommend this company to anyone. If I could give this company zero stars that would be my rating. Csr's are sometimes hard to understand, poor English. To ensure that I will not have to pay for early termination fee, I'm moving to an all bills paid apartment. People be ware of these people. ”
“ I had a representative stop by my house today wanted me to change my gas and electric plans to direct energy I asked for more information and contact info upon doing this the solicitor became angry and stormed off and told me to enjoy my variable rates great business model direct energy send solicitors out around dinner time and have them tell off possible customers ”
“ 0- HORRIBLE!!!! STAY AWAY, they are a RIP OFF and they LIE!!!would give it a 0 but can't it just let me give it a 1 My bill is so high and no one is at home from 7am -6pm and supposedly my day time usage and free night time are almost the same that's bull can't understand that my thermostat is set @ 82 while no one is at home and @78 after 6pm while at home There costs for kWH are not true. Barley switch and the bill scared me off wish I hadn't switch with them thinking they had a good deal, NOT!!!! Called customer service and they just wanna switch you plans ”
“ Worst decision I have ever made when it comes to choosing an energy provider. We signed up for the nights on command and then when I logged into my account it said we signed up for the weekends of command plan. I had not even heard of the weekends on command plan before and was upset then confused. We tried calling about that but decided to just stay with the plan because it was more convenient. Our bill the first month was $37.00 and our landlord and neighbors said that is pretty normal and at most the bill gets to $60.00 with their energy providers. The bill then jumped to $123.00, then $137.00 the next month. I tried calling to see if this was a mistake because we are not home most of the day during the week, and do not use lights during the day when we are home because we have so many windows. We even unplug almost everything in the house! The only thing we leave on all day is one window A/C unit for our dog. Our house is barely 600 sq ft, with no central heating and cooling, so this price was outrageous. We tried calling to see if there was a mistake but the lady on the phone just kept trying to explain how to use the website... I know how to use the website. She was no help at all and we are switching. We were told it would be a $139.00 cancellation fee which we were fine with, but then decided to tack on 6 different fees to that making it $217.00! Seriously, this energy company has terrible customer service, is over priced, and will screw you over with crazy additional fees never mentioned in the contract. ”