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Whether new to Texas, a long-time resident, or a business owner, this guide provides useful information on Smart Prepaid Electric and allows you to compare rates from other Texas energy companies so that you can find your best solution to power your home or business.

Enroll for a prepaid electricity plan today without a deposit or the hassle of long terms contracts. Simply charge up your account and get your lights on the same day. Plus, you can cancel anytime without penalty.

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    1. Smart Prepaid Electric electric choice in Texas
    2. Compare Smart Prepaid Electric rates with competing Texas energy plans
    3. How to choose the best energy plan in Texas (know your usage!)
    4. Smart Prepaid Electric residential energy plans
    5. Smart Prepaid Electric commercial energy plans
    6. Smart Prepaid Electric customer service & bill payment
    7. Smart Prepaid Electric reviews
    8. Texas energy companies
    9. Electricity rates by popular cities in Texas
    10. Shop electricity rates by Texas zip codes
    11. Electricity rates by utility service areas in Texas


Smart Prepaid Electric electric choice in Texas

With the deregulation of electricity in the state of Texas, you have the power to select an electricity plan that meets your needs. Electricity providers are adjusting their rates to compete for your business. You should review available plans in your area before committing to a Smart Prepaid Electric plan.

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Compare Smart Prepaid Electric rates with competing Texas energy plans

Smart Prepaid Electric is a Houston-based energy provider with a different model from traditional retail providers. The company requires users to have smart meters and utilizes a prepaid model rather than a traditional billing model. Customers of Smart Prepaid Electric load their account balances before usage and reload based on consumption similar to a prepaid phone.

Smart Prepaid Electric has some great rates in Texas, but before you sign up you should shop rates from other providers to ensure you are getting the best rate possible.  The rates presented here are updated live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Plan NamePlan LengthRate
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 1212 months$0.095 / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 2424 months$0.105 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Nights & Solar Days 12 (8pm)12 months$0.145 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Pass 1212 months$0.139 / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 1212 months$0.133 / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 2424 months$0.150 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Flex Saver1 months$0.133 / kWh
Reliant - Pay as you Go1 months$0.135 / kWh
First Choice Power - Monthly Freedom Plan1 months$0.124 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus Preferred1 months$0.154 / kWh
Reliant - Clear Flex1 months$0.131 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 1818 months$0.127 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Weekends 1818 months$0.127 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Secure Saver 1212 months$0.133 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 3636 months$0.075 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 1212 months$0.169 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 2424 months$0.159 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 3636 months$0.149 / kWh
TXU Energy - Flex Forward1 months$0.116 / kWh
Direct Energy - Bright Choice1 months$0.125 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 3636 months$0.107 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 1212 months$0.115 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 2424 months$0.113 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 3636 months$0.111 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 1212 months$0.067 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 2424 months$0.072 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Lock 24 Online24 months$0.129 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Value 12 Online12 months$0.108 / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 1212 months$0.121 / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 1818 months$0.117 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 1212 months$0.113 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 2424 months$0.110 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Premium 1212 months$0.139 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit12 months$0.099 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month12 months$0.113 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 36 Preferred36 months$0.134 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 12 Preferred12 months$0.144 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred24 months$0.141 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Select 1212 months$0.089 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Easy Saver 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Advantage 1212 months$0.112 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Value 1212 months$0.125 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Eco Plus 1212 months$0.132 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Max 1212 months$0.135 / kWh
First Choice Power - Select Choice 66 months$0.096 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 2424 months$0.110 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 1212 months$0.113 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This Free Weekends 2424 months$0.118 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Supreme 1212 months$0.074 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver 1212 months$0.075 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 1212 months$0.067 / kWh
4Change Energy - Eco Saver Plus 1212 months$0.125 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 1212 months$0.114 / kWh
Direct Energy - Power on Command 2424 months$0.113 / kWh
Direct Energy - Free Power Weekends 1212 months$0.126 / kWh
Direct Energy - Weekends on Command 2424 months$0.120 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Preferred 12+12 months$0.123 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Beat The Heat 12 A12 months$0.078 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Straight Power 1212 months$0.149 / kWh
4Change Energy - Easy Saver 1212 months$0.079 / kWh
4Change Energy - Value Saver 1212 months$0.087 / kWh
4Change Energy - Generous Saver Plus 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
TXU Energy - Simple Rate 1212 months$0.126 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Stay Cozy 1212 months$0.111 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Easy Bill 1212 months$0.071 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Fantastic 12 Green+12 months$0.110 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier No Hidden Fee 1212 months$0.106 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Light Saver 12+12 months$0.113 / kWh

These live rates for Oncor Electric Delivery service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

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How to choose the best electricity plan in Texas

Selecting a Smart Prepaid Electric plan without knowing your home’s energy usage can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars.

The #1 most important thing: Know your usage!

The key to avoid overpaying is knowing your expected usage and comparing monthly costs for each plan based on that usage amount.

With things like gasoline, the “price per gallon” you see on the sign is the price you pay no matter how many gallons you pump.

$3 per gallon. Pump 10 gallons, pay $30. Simple.

Electricity in Texas is not as simple as buying gasoline. The advertised “price per kWh” is based on a specific, exact monthly usage (usually 2000 kWh).

And, each plan has a different calculation for how your monthly bill is determined.

Your effective “price per kWh” can only be determined by calculating your monthly bill, then dividing that monthly bill by your usage.

Advertised “price per kWh” can be misleading because it’s based on a specific usage like 2000 kWh. It’s best to shop based on the total bill for your home’s expected usage.

How do you do that when the math is complicated, and every plan is a little different?

ComparePower has already done all this complicated math for you.

First, we help you determine your expected monthly kWh usage. Then we show you the plans and their total monthly cost for your usage.

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Smart Prepaid Electric residential plans

The core requirement for Smart Prepaid Electric service is a smart meter. This meter needs to be installed and in operation for at least 30 days prior to account registration. Smart Prepaid Electric also works with local utility providers to evaluate if smart meters are operating correctly for proper billing. The company does not require a credit check or deposit due to its prepaid billing model.

New customers must submit their home address in order to determine qualification for service. If qualified, a user indicates whether they are moving, the move-in date, and the type of residence. Smart Prepaid Electric lists several payment amounts available to the customer and rate information. For each initial payment amount, a customer knows the utility fee, processing fee, tax, amount of kilowatt hours purchased, and estimated days purchased based on typical usage for the property.

Smart Prepaid Electric notes several distinctions from other retail energy providers on its website. The company requires opt-in from customers for mailed billing statements and sends email statements to customers upon request. Smart Prepaid Electric charges a fee for every mailed statement. Customers who fall below $10 on their accounts will see disconnection of their service because smart meter data processing lags behind real-time usage.

Smart Prepaid Electric commercial plans

To find the best commercial electricity rates, you need to compare prices from competing energy companies. ComparePower bridges the gap between your business and energy companies by inviting various energy providers to compete for your business in a sealed bid process.

You submit your information once and the providers will present their bids.  You to choose the cheapest price.  Simple, quick, and easy.

Click here to get competing quotes for your business electricity.


Smart Prepaid Electric customer service & bill payment 

Smart Prepaid Electric’s prepaid model means that customers need multiple options to keep their account balances in line with their energy usage. The company’s online account management tool allows a user to review energy use and reload their accounts using debit or credit cards. An online account with Smart Prepaid Electric also features a top-up option for automatic reloads at designated account balances. Smart Prepaid Electric also allows payment by reloadable Smart Card, which can be purchased at ACE Cash Express retail locations and reloaded in person or by phone. The provider charges a payment processing fee for all payments to encourage larger payments.

Customers looking for more traditional methods of payment have two options with Smart Prepaid Electric. The company’s 877 line can be used for account reloads as well as account inquiries from Monday through Saturday. Smart Prepaid Electric also allows payment by mail order to the company’s mailing address


Smart Prepaid Electric reviews

Looking for ratings and reviews for Smart Prepaid Electric?

Several companies rate electricity providers. ComparePower does not include customer reviews as they are generally biased or easy to manipulate and skew one way or the other (positive or negative).

Often, a review is requested a mere few days after enrolling in a new energy plan, which may not be an adequate amount of time for a customer to experience the product or service.

Many customers who take the time to leave feedback typically do so as an effort to resolve a problem and are using negative feedback as a forum to draw attention to their issue.

Customers who leave positive reviews are generally incentivized to do so and therefore tend to be biased.

So what are we left with?  There are a few long-standing customer review portals that attempt to remove bias. One of these is the Better Business Bureau and the other is the Public Utility Commision of Texas.


Texas energy companies

Are you trying to find an excellent electricity company in Texas?

Instantly enroll for service with great electricity providers such as TXU Energy, Reliant, Direct Energy, Green Mountain and more.

Click on the provider of your choice to view rates, learn more, or sign up.

Energy CompaniesPhone Number
4Change Energy855-550-6663
Champion Energy877-653-5090
Direct Energy855-307-6915
First Choice Power888-458-6877
Green Mountain844-854-2257
Frontier Utilities866-763-5084
Cirro Energy844-417-7179
Gexa Energy855-639-8210
TXU Energy866-603-1533
Payless Power855-854-8490
Pulse Power855-652-1045


Electricity rates by popular cities in Texas

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Electricity rates by utility service areas in Texas

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