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Do not use them!!

(1 / 5)

  If I could give them 0 stars I absolutely would!!! These people are scammers! Do not use them!!!!!!! They made a miskey with my apartment number and when the bill never got paid they rolled it over to my actual bill for my for the balance for an apartment that I did not live in!!! When I called to find out why my bill for an APARTMENT was $367 (I work 40 hours a week and its one person in this apartment) they informed me of this!I was signed up for the power budget plan, which in itself is a scam, on my previous plans with other providers I never used over 700 kWh and with them (on the 1000 kWh plan) I was consistently over with absolutely NO change in my daily habits! Its a scam to get more money from you in the end!! Moving forward, They refused to take off the bill for the other apartment without me having to file fraud when it was clearly a miskey on their part. DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY! Customer service wasnt at all helpful and had no interest in helping rectify this situation.

Guys save yourself some money and frustration and just NO!

Do not use them!
February 28th, 2019

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Poor Customer Service, Unbeknownst/Drastic Rate Change, Poor Solutions for Valued/Loyal Customers

(1 / 5)

  I've been a customer since 2012 and have both the electricity and gas plans. I've retained all mailed correspondence and recently discovered (January 2019) that I had no updated plan agreement or renewal contract information since 2016. In January I received notice that Stream had not charged me the gas supply fee for the 11/15/18 - 12/17/18 period and subsequently, I would be charged for that past period and current period on my next invoice. The double charge "seemed reasonable" based on similar them usage for both periods. While I had no problem paying what I should have been previously charged, it would have been appreciated to have the option for payment options or payment breakouts, considering it was Stream's error. THEN... I received my bill for the 1/17/19 - 2/18/19 period and was SHOCKED at the gas supply charge was no longer fixed, but was now variable, month-to-month at 125% higher rather than my last agreed upon contract. Having had not received ANY documentation to advise of this disparity, I spoke with one representative for 15 minutes, and then a supervisor for 10 minutes with no resolution for any type of remediation.

1. I asked the supervisor to email me all of the correspondence notices that were supposedly sent to me previously, but he advised that they could only be mailed. In this technological age, this is unacceptable.

2. The first representative advised me that I could've renewed my plans via phone or online after my plan expired in 2017. And had I received notification of such options, I most certainly would have done so to maintain the fixed rates that I had had since 2012. (Most consumers opt for stable billing of fixed rates rather than month-to-month variable rates that increased by 125%). There was NO letter or call to confirm what was clearly a drastic change of plan history. Repeating myself twice to the supervisor about NOT receiving any correspondence, and the billing error made by Stream, the call concluded with nothing but an offer to renew for only ONE plan option of 12 months.

I was floored with piss-poor service and I am actively shopping for a new supplier. #7YearCustomerGone

PeLar'
February 25th, 2019

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Unfair practices

(1.6 / 5)

  We made the mistake of renting one of our rental properties to a relative. At first she paid her rent faithfully. But, as time passed she quit paying her rent. We had to evict her from the house. We had to get a 'Writ of Possession' and have the Constable move the tenant out.
Needless to say we have lost a great deal of money on this.
I called to have the electric turned on on the house so we could make repairs. (The house is so bad we have to gut it). Stream energy told me there is a switch hold on the property. I told them I would send them my court papers showing us as landlord evicting her as tenant. Which I did. And I gave them my account number with them, showing I have good payment history. I further told them to pull my credit report which shows I pay my bills. My credit score is 8.3.
They said unless I pay the $300.+ bill they will not turn it on. I have spent a week working on this and getting nowhere. So today they told me that in the past I had paid two of her bills so that made me legally responsible for her bills. I did not ever really pay her bill. She did give me cash and asked me to pay her bill over the phone once or twice so it would not be turned off. How does this make me legally responsible for her bill?
I really need to get the electric turned on at this rental property. But I feel like it is a slap in the face to expect me to pay her bill after she has cost us thousands of dollars. I also do not see how I could be held legally responsible for another persons bill.

Unfair Practices
February 23rd, 2019

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Extremely Happy with Stream

(5 / 5)

  I have almost all the services that Stream has to offer, and I must say I could not have a better company to work with on my services. Every time I have a question or a problem, I get great customer service and my issues always get resolved. Would Highly recommend.

Jim
February 1st, 2019

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Terrible customer service

(1.2 / 5)

  I paid my bill then 5 days later (the due date) they took my payment again. They said I signed up for auto pay....which I didnt. Im confused how you take payment in a zero balance. I spoke with 3 people in customer service and they stumble over their words trying to cover up everyones lies. They wanted nothing to do with helping me. I still dont have the money refunded. They didnt process my refund until 6 days after I called and then I was told it will take another 3-5 days to show in my account. They dont care about their customers. I should have never left my last electric company.

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January 31st, 2019

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Poor customer service

(1 / 5)

  Their customer service is terrible. They do not care about the customers and they would not waive any fees or try to fix the issue even if its the first time happening and specially if its something that went wrong with their billing portal. If something goes wrong when paying your bill, they wont fix it, so think twice before getting their services. That is why will be cancelling my account with them.

Valeria G
January 19th, 2019

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Stream Saves Money

(5 / 5)

  I was paying .012 cents per kilowatt now with Stream Im at .0549. A locked rate that wont go up. Ive renewd my contract for the past 4 years with Stream and have never been happier. The associate I signed up with is awesome and always there to help. Highly recommend

Josh Fayetteville
January 13th, 2019

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Worst company ever!

(1 / 5)

  I turned stream on in my 1300 bedroom house. I decided to do the free nights. First months bill 372.00
Minus free nights. The next month was 582.00 and 3850 kw used. This is not possible seeing As I leave everything off during the day and my daughter and I are at work and school. Oh the 582.00 was minus the free nights and wknds. So I called telling them there has to be something wrong. I dont know why customer service cant help you in any way but here is no point in calling them either. They dont know what is going on. Worst company!

Horrible Company
January 6th, 2019

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My payment was posted to the wrong account

(3.2 / 5)

  Never had a problem until now...I understand my bill was past due but I made my payment on 12/8 and it was due to be disconnected 12/11 if no payment was received...On 12/14 my lights were turned off because they claimed they didn't get my payment...I sent proof of bank statement and still it wasn't located...I called 12/20 about 3pm to check the status and the CSR said that there weren't any notes on my account about my non payment situation...So i went to my bank and had all bank statements printed up until May of this year to show proof of previous payments and emailed that to them...Then I called back about 5pm on 12/20 to make sure they received the email the rep told me that at 2pm my payment was found on the wrong account and transfered to my account...Even though I was grateful that my payment was found the rep couldn't explain how it is that I called through the payment system and still my payment went to the wrong account...My lights were turned off while I had a sick son at home but it was their fault of were my payment went and all I get is I'm sorry Ma'am...

Kat Gilstrap
December 21st, 2018

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Stream saved my business tons of money

(5 / 5)

  I switched to using their electricity, plus we switched all of our employees' phone services and have saved thousands of dollars over the last 2 years.

happy customer
November 3rd, 2018

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Do not trust this company!

(1 / 5)

  Very unreliable! They are good for the 1st year but after that, they offer me the $78 flat rate plan based on my average electric usage from the past year. Guess what? I recieved a bill worth more than $200! They never explained to me that the $78 flat rate is only for the first 500kwh, anything over that will be outrageous. This is the first time Ive paid over $200 for the past 18yrs. They did not mail me the contract details but they claim that they emailed it to me. I told them that I did not received it. It turns out that they have a wrong email address in thier system The plan was not clearly explained to me. I even told them to play the telephone recording when they offered me the plan. With lack of explanation. I switched back to my original energy company the next day since lve used them for the past 9 yrs. They offered me a lot of incentives just to switched back including reimbursement of the $250 early termination fee by Stream energy. I regret using this company. Never again!

Marco
October 17th, 2018

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Prices are ridiculous

(1 / 5)

  I signed up with a plan that are free nights, when I got my first bill it was almost $300 like WTF!!!! Is my 3rd month with them and my bills are $300 and something ridiculous. With my previous company wich now I regret switching to this scam company my bills before was less the 180. On this last month I paid my light bill 300.67 before the due date cause I didn't want to forget to pay for it and get billed for late fees few days after I see my bank account I was charged 2 times that's 600 I called them and they stated I was in auto pay like wtf when did I sign up for autopsy. I cancelled my svc with them and now I have to wait 2-5 business days to get my 300 back. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR STREAM ENERGY!!!!!

DO NOT GET STREAM ENERGY
October 14th, 2018

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Watch out for $10 charges x 2 every month!

(1 / 5)

  I have had Stream for over ten years and always renewed with them because I was satisfied with their rates. I started noticing my bills getting bigger and bigger this year. So I looked at all my bills and there were $10 "late payment penalty" if not paid BEFORE due date and $10 "disconnect letter service fee"!! So add $20 to your monthly bill and you aren't saving a dime. I AM DONE WITH STREAM! BAD NEWS IS THEY HAVE A $250 CONTRACT CANCELLATION EVEN IF YOU ONLY HAVE 4 MONTHS LEFT IN THE CONTRACT OF TWO YEARS. And don't expect them to do anything about it when you call. They just listen and don't offer any explanation except "there's nothing they can do."

Don't pick Stream if you think their rates are comparably low
October 12th, 2018

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Watch out for $10 charges x 2 every month!

(1 / 5)

  I have had Stream for over ten years and always renewed with them because I was satisfied with their rates. I started noticing my bills getting bigger and bigger this year. So I looked at all my bills and there were $10 "late payment penalty" if not paid BEFORE due date and $10 "disconnect letter service fee"!! So add $20 to your monthly bill and you aren't saving a dime. I AM DONE WITH STREAM! BAD NEWS IS THEY HAVE A $250 CONTRACT CANCELLATION EVEN IF YOU ONLY HAVE 4 MONTHS LEFT IN THE CONTRACT OF TWO YEARS. And don't expect them to do anything about it when you call. They just listen and don't offer any explanation except "there's nothing they can do."

Don't pick Stream if you think their rates are comparably low
October 12th, 2018

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Terrible

(1 / 5)

  They disconnected our electricity with out notice and were rude to us when we asked them why. Dont use them!

SMC
September 13th, 2018

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Scam the elderly

(1 / 5)

  Elderly blind women who signed up. After several months the bill more than doubled. How can this company continue?

Claire
August 1st, 2018

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Happy Stream Customer

(5 / 5)

  I have been a Stream customer since November of 2012. I have been very happy with Streams rates and was very excited when the announced their cash back program. The only issue I had was with the incumbent Rochester Gas and Electric estimating my usage. I know read my own meters and couldnt be happier with my savings!

Kathy H
July 10th, 2018

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Be careful! Make sure to pick a plan that fits for you not for them!

(2.8 / 5)

  I signed up with stream because I trusted my leasing agent(which happens to be friends with the stream sales agent). They both told me that I would stay under 500 kWh in a 1 bedroom apartment. I signed up with 5 days left in the month. They put me in a $55 monthly plan. SO guess what? I paid $55 for my first month for only 100kwh usage. By then i already knew i would not be staying under 500 kWh! and i brought this to her attention. So she calls "stream customer service" and the stream cust service gets me a $15 credit on my first bill. Second month comes around and guess what? Im over 500 kWh by almost 200 kWh. So im paying .11 a kWh and i bring this to her attention again. She basically tells me that its still a better rate than most places anyway, but she would send me a gift card to my favorite place. Its been two months. No gift card. no credit. I've complained to her every single month and every single month I use more and more energy. Ive asked her if there is any way she can move me to a different plan. This plan does not work for me! i'm at 970+ kWh every month. Have yet to pay a $55 bill. I should have done my research. These people are trained to sell you without educating you. They just want you to shut up and pay your bill and continue being ignorant. I wish I would have taken more time to do my research because so many other companies offer better promotions.

eprz69
June 19th, 2018

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Great Company & Service

(5 / 5)

  Streams website is easy to understand, customer representatives are friendly and efficient in resolving issues and their rates are low. Im a satisfied Stream Customer!
Thank you Stream!

H. Dean
June 18th, 2018

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Service

(4.8 / 5)

  Been with stream for a year now never had any problems with my bill or customer servixe

Sharon
May 29th, 2018

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