- Verified customer
Beware - Terrible company - massive price "Gouges"
Do not use this company
Just received a letter today from Momentum Energy (letter attached) telling us that our bill will increase on the 1st Jan 2020 by a massive "25%" $980 extra next year... This is typical energy company price gouging...
It won't be happening as I will be going elsewhere....
They make it difficult by creating this mess over the Xmas break so people don't have the time to change companies over that time period, with Xmas breaks etc...
I would not recommend this company! They stuff up your payment plans, the amount goes up every week! Ridiculous company
process takes forever. They loose your details everytime. I only have electricity with them. They dont take out your direct debit everytime, then your slammed with a over due e-mail.
Little customer service
I only joined with them because the contract looked half decent. I was in a rush and choose them. My meter was always estimated and only read three times throughout the contract of 10 months. I have left Momentum for a local company. There has been a couple of occasions where electricity has been cut off and they didn't know the reason it was cut off because they do not live in the area. Every time I called up to speak to them they were always 'new' and could not assist me. Bills were really expensive, and charges were increased without notifyi...ng me. When I made a complaint I was not contacted back for over three weeks. It was only because I called them again for the third time. The last person that I spoke to was the nicest out of them all. I received apologies for everything that they have done wrong but there was no resolution to my requests. I don't want anyone else to be treated this way.
Accidentally paid the one of my 2 electricity accounts to the wrong account, emailed Momentum 25th September asking they transfer the amount back to correct account, no reply no adjustment, emailed again 24th October, no reply no adjustment, just an overdue amount that is not really overdue, it has been paid to wrong account. Constant over due letters for that amount, tried calling, I have a business to run, 35 minutes on hold just does not work. now the 19/11 still no adjustment or reply Just want to sort this and leave Momentum ASAP. Simply not good enough Momentum this is zero customer service.
If I could give no stars I would
Pain to contact, they set up double direct debits so I was paying double my bill, I tried to. Intact them numerous timed to sort out and no luck, I even emailed their complaints line and no luck. I have to say they make agl look good and Im considering changing back as I dont have the time or energy to sort out their mistakes so i need to be with an electricity provider that doesnt stuff me around.
Absolutely disgusted with you
How pathetic are you my son contacted you about a excessive bill you sent him, and you blew him off he lives in a tiny 2 bedroom unit and works all the time and you send a bill for $1,200 dollars REALLY disgraceful where do you get off saying your cheapest energy LIE LIE LIE how is he to pay a bill like this he asked you to investigate the bill and you said no he had to HOW DARE YOU he will be going to the Ombudsman on this I can assure you. Feel free to contact me via email
Terrible unreliable e mail responses.grieviences.response in ten days but they Donot. Phone calls long waiting times
Can be in trap...agreement be careful. Terrible unreliable e mail responses.grieviences.response in ten days but they Donot. Phone calls long waiting times. Signing agreement no cooling off period...they do not want to know about cancellation
Rip off rates and bad customer service.
When we looked into installing solar panels on our home we were informed by the solar company how ridiculous our energy bill was from Momentum and that they were clearly overcharging us (and had been for a long while). We immediately changed to another energy company and our bills are a third of the price!!! We are hating the thought of how much money we wasted to this hideous company over the last few years! If I heard someone say they were considering opening an account with Momentum I would definitely tell them to go elsewhere!
Think twice - very poor service
Completely regret going with Momentum. Turns out we have been paying for someone else's electricity through Momentum's error for over 6 months. Our electricity has now been shut off and Momentum won't help me as it is my husband's name on the account, even though I can provide proof that this is my residence and my bank account paying the bills. All in all, I am without electricity, my husband is uncontactable and they refuse to provide me with the electricity I have paid for. They want me to open a new account with them and pay more money!! Not falling for that one.
- Verified customer
Steer clear at all costs
Absolutely disgusting service, moved in to our new house arranged gas and power connections, everything was on and working for a month then for absolutely no reason you disconnect our gas because there was an error with the address apparently, no notice, no call, no information you just decide to disconnect it, disconnected before a long weekend also how convenient. Gas was meant to be restored the day after, still no gas at 8:15pm and now no one who can assist, what a disgrace, stay clear of these amateurs, I cannot stress how poor they've been to deal with
Got my first bill to find out they have not changed to my new address but are still charging me based on the old meter and ild address. Spoke to customer service the bloke did not know how to read a bill. I only came here cause iSelect said so. If i knew what everyone else is talking about i would not of even bothered.
I told the consultant to look into it and call me back.
A MASSIVE difference in prices quoted and no savings at all
I got my first bill and left Alinta thinking I'd be saving money going with Momentum. My bill was initially $450 with Origin and then increased to $600 with Alinta and now over $800 with this mob. This is seriously messed up and not what I signed up for. No electrical heaters in the house and most of it is Gas, which saw our bill change on that and we thought it would decrease a lot now but nope, not the case.
It was recommended to me and I'm not recommending it. You only have one chance at a first impression and this was atrocious to see.
No way am I paying this on time and no way am I staying if it is like either.
Overcharged me and poor communication
Incorrect bills sent to me. I have called and emailed numerous times with no luck. The auto response from their online form says they will reply within 6 business days. Weeks later I am still waiting for a reply. Three months now since disconnection and I'm still waiting.
Horrible Customer Service
Have been with the company for a while at my old house, the customer service has really declined. Wait for hours to talk to rude staff. Had issue with direct debit payment which I setup online, the customer service rep. for unhelpful and rude. The website is awful and need to be more intuitive. Not a happy customer.
- Verified customer
Should have read the reviews
I wish i had read these reviews before changing to Momentum Energy. I was referred to momentum by the Vic Gov Energy website. Have been a customer for 36 months with out any supply dramas but did not realise when I swapped over I was on a 3 year contract. When the contract expired my charges changed to Total Peak charges instead of step charges which allowed for savings during off peak times, I did get notification that my power rate was changing and would increase by about 8%, in reality my bill changed by 30%. I contacted momentum and was tol...d that United Energy had increased my Tariff charges and the increase was not up to Momentum. On contacting United they informed me that this excuse was false and said to go back to momentum, On contacting Momentum Energy with the document supplied by United, they then con-seeded that I had been misled with their incorrect information, and said they would give me a $30 discount on my last bill as a good will gesture. Just received my last bill from momentum Energy, the $30 discount has not materialized along with their good will.
Shocking customer service!
Momentum have texted, emailed and snail mailed me over an issue I have already resolved. My attempts to contact them by phone have resulted in my spending 10 then 20 then another 20 minutes on hold. Am up to the 14 minute mark on this call and losing hope. I have no issue with their rates or gas supply but I will be changing providers to whoever has better customer service.
Customer Service is non existent
Recently switched and regretting it. They will not answer the phone. Tried to call on numerous occasions at different times of the day. Always get the same message, "We're a little busy now ....." , waited for 45 minutes and then transferred through to leave a message. No one calls back
Do not take up their offer.
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Questions & Answers
Just curious as to what the 3 peak rates mean.
I have a general electricity bill of around $80 and in one hit it jumped to $550 with about 2/3 of it in 'peak 3'
45 minute and still waiting to talk to a consultant. New to Momentum and just received a disconnections notice for our gas. But we never received a first bill. Had the same problem with our electricity bill. Do these you have any idea how to do your job. Very unhappy and still waiting for a consultant. Is it time to change to another company?
I have just joined back with momentum energy and have looked at my bills and I have only been charged for peak hour but my family basically doesn't stay up during peak hour times we they are all sleep during the day and awake at night time night hours so how come I've been charged for the wrong hours thanks and I never received a welcome pack??
Our Government sold us the smart meter....... lots of promises but few were kept. We were supposed to have three rates; peak ( for normal day time ) shoulder ( for early mornings and later evenings ) and off peak or night rate ( you guessed it for night time). The meters were never programmed for three rates. Energy supplies don't have 3 rates .
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