Last Updated on April 7, 2021 by Mary Pressler

Does TXU offer Prepaid Electricity in Texas? 

No. TXU has not offered prepaid electricity service since 2011 when they offered the Energy FlexPower plan. Luckily, there are many other prepaid electricity companies in Texas to choose from.

What’s a good alternative to TXU prepaid electricity? 

If you want prepaid lights from a company as reputable as TXU, we recommend Payless Power. Payless Power has a long standing reputation as a leader in customer service with reliable energy from a well-established prepaid energy company. You can register for Payless prepaid here

Does TXU Energy do a credit check? 

Yes, TXU runs a credit check at enrollment. If you have bad credit, you will be asked to pay a deposit before they accept you as a customer. Payless Power does not require good credit. 

How can I get out of my TXU contract and switch to prepaid?

If you’re a current TXU customer, you can call customer service at 855-545-5317 to get out of your contract early. Once you’ve left TXU, you can register online for prepaid electricity 24/7 or by calling 877-509-8946.

How much is the TXU cancellation, or early termination fee? 

Unfortunately, switching away from TXU before your contract ends will cost you anywhere from $150-250 depending on the terms you accepted. However, there’s no contracts or disconnection fees associated with prepaid electricity. 

TXU Energy Apartment Plans vs Prepaid Electricity Plans

TXU offers a variety of energy plans geared towards renters, but for apartments, we believe it’s best to pay as you go. No contract electricity is ideal for people who move a lot or have roommates. 

How do Payless Power payment options compare to TXU Bill Pay? 

Payless Power offers the same bill pay options as TXU customers who can pay online, by phone, in person, or enroll in AutoPay. Better yet, Payless offers bill assistance and deferred payment plans to qualifying customers. 

How do TXU energy deals compare to Payless Prepaid Electricity? 

If we’ve noticed anything about TXU lately, it’s the complexity of their plans. Free nights, free days, free solar, 7 free days, 9 free days, 50% off… it’s just plain confusing. If you want to pass on TXU free offers, Payless Power you can take 20% off your rate just for keeping your account current without disconnections. It’s that simple.