Good for the first year, will screw you thereafter!
Good for our first year, after which all the rates were altered and now we are paying significantly.
We have a 5KW solar system, which generates up to THREE times the amount of power we need to buy back. For the first year it balanced well, we did not get a bill over the Summer months, averaging small bills for about 5 months of the year. January 2019, our latest bill we have generated 635kWh and used 243kWh, we have a significant and unexpected bill, where this time last year we were in credit. We'll be moving!
Connected the wrong house, in the wrong suburb
What a massive stuff up! Have my electricity provided by Globird with no issues. When I went to also switch my gas over to them, they were meant to send someone out to read the metre. They did, and then I didn't hear from them for 2 months. I called to follow up, and they said the metre reader couldn't access the metre because it was 'overgrown'. That should have sent alarm bells then and there, as my metre isn't overgrown. They then organised to send oneone else out, again! This time, I also didn't hear from them after a month. I called yesterday to confirm I was now connected, and they sent a confirmation email saying yes. Then I called my old provider to ensure I was disconnected, and they were adamant that they were still my provider. So, what went wrong?
Globird connected some poor person's gas in a suburb with the same street name, 30 minutes away from my actual address. How could this be? That person must be so confused as to why they're receiving my bill for gas. I asked to speak to a manager to see what they would do to rectify this huge boo-boo. Waited for a call back all day yesterday and go figure, I'm still waiting. I'll be looking elsewhere. Very unorganised and unprofessional company.
So far so good, won't be moving to a new provider anytime soon!
I moved from Simply Energy to Globird Energy about 6 months ago for a better electricity and gas combo deal, the whole moving and swtich over process is smooth, the sale reps follow through all the way through the process.
I'm very impressed with the customer support team in answering all my queries, their very patience in dealing with my requests.
Look for the pay on time discount they really give 35% from the entire, maybe not the best rates in the market but I'm happy with their local based customer support.
Dont even think to join, worse energy in Australia
I have been renting all my life and this is the first time I have problems with a energy provider. They not just charge a ridiculous amount of fees but also made a mistake in my bill leaving 26dols outstanding for later damaging my credit score!!! For $26 which i paid straight away.
Stay away from this company
Best energy retailer I've ever been with!!!
I have been with many retailers, not necessarily switching because of price, but more importantly service. Other energy companies I've found to be completely impossible to talk to or reason with, because the phone centre is based overseas; or I've had long waits in the queue for assistance.
GloBird to me has been a breath of fresh air! ALL my calls have been answered straight away with NO wait times. I've also had the pleasure of dealing with someone based in Australia (and it's through some reviews here that I've learnt that they're based locally).
As for prices, I've found them to be extremely competitive. I understand that these change from time to time (as businesses do...), and some raises are completely out of their control because of greedy distributors who own the monopoly of the playing field.
I recently looked at the energy compare - and sure, GloBird isn't the cheapest. I could go with Tango for electricity, or with Origin for Gas and save $50-$100 more for an entire year. But at the cost of crap service? No, I don't think so..
You need to pay for great service these days. It's like flying Tiger VS. Jetstar to me!
Took a risk with this company and it didn't work out
I signed up to a gas plan of theirs at the start of September 2018 on a plan with a release date of June 2018. Received an email a week ago that their gas rates increased after a review in November 2018 and that they had held off raising my rates until March 1, 2019. Also they informed me that they will be billing me monthly now. Checked on their website and the plan I had signed up for was scrapped and new ones were released as of November 2018. I have paid my bills on time with this mob so I called them to see if they would do anything about this and they said no. So I will be switching again. This company will change their rates and plans it appears several times during the year whereas other companies will do it only once a year. Previous reviews about this bad behaviour were correct.
Very poor form
Increased supply charge by 10% and the kWh usage by ~30% after 5 months. Bait and switch. Cause of increase " market forces ". Other retailers are quite happy to sell me power for much less. I really think they just hope people wont move.
Another bait & switch
Joined 6 months ago as recommended through Victoria energy compare. Received the latest bill and prices were higher than other retailers. Nowhere close to even average deal on the list
Only 5 star energy retailer
I used RedEnergy, AGL, SimplyEnergy, OriginEnergy, and Globird.
Until now, Globird is the only 5-star retailer I met.
1. Discount on total, not only usage, I researched the VIC market, looks like only 1 or 2 retailers have the benefit, and Globird is one of them.
2. Easy to transfer, no hidden fee.
3. No spam call
Now, I switch out Globird on electricity, not because of their service or price, the only problem is they don't have a good feed-in rate on Solar power. But you cannot complain about it. I am still using it as Gas retailer.
Typical bait and switch
Offered good rates when I signed up. Then 2 months later they increased the rates by a whopping 20%. "Yes, but every provider increases their rates in the New Year" was their excuse. Yes, but not by 20%.... Switching was a waste of time as their rates are now the same as my old provider.
cheap rate and good customer service
I noticed my bills were smaller straight away, saving about 25% compared to Origin. I called today to ask a question about my concession and the guy was really helpful and friendly. Good experience, keep it up.
All Bad. Avoid these criminals!
Signed up with this mob based on data and information on the vic.gov energy website. Seemed pretty good at the start, reasonable rates and good discounts. Then after a number of months I realised they were slowly but surely reducing the time between bills. I rang them and asked why they had initially started billing me at the end of the month, and in a 9 month period, they were billing me at the start of the month. They claimed to bill me in 30 day increments, yet my bills in 9 months were coming 18 days earlier in the month. In effect, I would be billed for 13 months per year and they didn't have a problem with that. So the trade off for a reasonable bill was in fact, more bills than they are entitled to charge. Good bye Globird you thieves!!!
Bait and switch
Globird lured me in with pay on time discounts and an above average solar feed in tariff, but within a very short period of time they started increasing their rates and reducing their feed in tariff for solar exports. I have had 3 rate rises and decreases in the feed in tariff within a 5 month period. The energy regulator really should look into these sort of practices. I will be submitting a complaint to the ombudsman. I am switching to a new retailer today and I suggest that everyone review their plans regularly and switch whenever a better offer is available. Don't be complacent. They don't deserve any sort of loyalty!
Been with globird for 4 years now...services are been great...simple and easy.
The prices do go up ..which is understandable but the best part is they tell you upfront if the can't do anything - they are happy to be honest..
Never had any interruptions in power for 4 years...
Love an honest and a upfront company..
Good services never come cheap!!
VERY GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE !
Very good customer service in Melbourne and good simple rates, I have signed up for electricity 9/10 I give them
They declined my application. They could not tell me specifically why just, "the credit report". I am awaiting intervention from the energy Ombudsman. The credit company Equifax gave a report which they described as good, but would not give me the score unless i paid! No one could tell me exactly why I was declined.
They suck you in then after a short time they write rubbish to you saying due to large wholesale energy increases have resulted huge increase then when you query their website rates they said their Website had not been updated.
Beware have nothing to do with GLOBIRD
Excellent rates and local support
Been with them for over 2 years, despite the pricing changes, I have done my research and no one could beat their pricing. Also love the fact that I am speaking with a local when calling for support.
Excellent response to emails, but huge hard-to-justify price rises.
Good for a year, but a HUGE drop in solar feed in tariff and significant increase in charges resulted in a 40% increase in total cost per month for me.
Responses to email queries were prompt, and clearly written by a native English speaker (which helps a lot.)
Their FIT (10 c/kwh) is now the lowest they can legally offer.
Bait and Switch
A good deal on Vic Government Energy Compare, they seem OK, sign up is smooth. Then two months later, a price change notice with significant price increases. Disappointing, no thanks I will look again!
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