The cold hard truth: electric companies can be sneaky
The truth is, big electric companies don’t want you to know everything about how they do business. It can be hard to know exactly what you’re paying for. Electric companies have long-winded contracts with hidden fees. The contracts often have obscure clauses and advertising that is misleading.
They know that most people don’t have the time to spend an afternoon review their electric company’s service contract. Nor do most of us have hours to spend on the phone trying to dispute a fee. But ask yourself if you’re getting a good deal on your electricity. Do you even know what a good deal is? What’s a good kilowatt-hour rate? What companies have the fewest fees? How much does it cost to get out of your current contract? We’ve all come to accept that’s just the way it is: electric companies are bad and out to squeeze every cent out of you.
At Pogo, we believe there’s a better way.
So, for the sake of education, here are all of the things that electric companies don’t want you to know.
The electric service contract is a trap
Not happy with your energy company’s service? Tough. You’re stuck in a long-term contract unless you want to pay a huge cancellation fee. Luckily, the Public Utility Commission of Texas prevents companies from auto-renewing contracts, but if your contract expires and you don’t cancel, they’ll still bill you on a month-to-month basis.
What kind of company wants to keep customers that are clearly unhappy with their services? Ones that prioritize profits over people, that’s who. It’s like if you had a bad experience at a restaurant, and instead of getting a gift card or having your meal comped, they charged *you* extra for not enjoying it.
Pogo doesn’t have contracts, and if you’re not happy with us, you’re free to leave any time. Pogo is the no-strings-attached electric company.
How much energy you’re actually using
No matter what your rate is, the best way to save money on electricity is to reduce your usage. The problem is that with most (nearly all, actually) energy companies, you don’t find out how much energy you used until the end of the month.
On track for a way bigger bill than normal? Hey, don’t expect your energy company to warn you. Remember, these guys have built-in profit margins *per kilowatt*. Basically, it’s in their best interest that you leave all your lights on around the clock.
Instead of waiting to find out how much energy you used, why not get daily updates on how much you’re using? Our daily text alerts let you know if you’re using more energy than usual. Need to tighten your belt one month? You’ll be able to see those savings in real-time.
Knowledge is power, folks and there is a lot of power in pay as you go electricity.
Many companies have teaser rates or offer “free” nights and weekends. What they don’t tell you about all of those extra fees that appear on your bill and the higher rates they charge once those introductory offer rates expire and during peak usage hours.
That there are better electricity options out there
Believe it or not, there is a better and greener option: Pogo Energy!
We believe in helping you.
Pogo promises no hidden fees, and we help you understand your usage real-time, so you can control what you spend. We have no long-term commitements and no cancellation. If you are late paying your bill. Pogo has a promise. We call it the Pogo Promise. We will never disconnect your power on nights or weekends. If you need more time, we give you a zero interest payment plan.
We also believe in helping the planet.
Pogo also offers 100% green energy.
So you can help yourself to better service, lower costs, fewer hassles, all while helping the planet.