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Ambit Energy is incompetent

  • by   Jul 17, 2008
  • Review #: 127827
Company Ambit Energy
Product / Service Electric Rates Increase
Location Dallas, Texas
Category Utility
Views 285

I switched to Ambit Energy to save money on my electric bill and to make money promoting it as it is offered through multi level marketing.

I put my residence and numerous investment homes on Ambit plus a boat load of friends and relatives. It cost $350 to become a rep and 1 year later I have not been paid a dime.

Rates jumped 12.9 to 16.9, They cut off my service at home because the pymt was credited (repeatedly) to the wrong account. Food ruined, children were stuck in the cold, pets couldn't be attended to. Their admitted error, so i turned elect. back on myself. I then was fined for meter tampering??? They refuse to re-imburse I, my friends and family have all dropped Ambit. 30498ea

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Dec 03, 2012 
The truth of the matter is that some of these so called complaints are coming from States that Ambit does not even service yet. There is NEVER a contract to sign and if you don't pay your bill Ambit does not shut you off it's your incumbant that will. Most States it's illegal to shut off your power because you are late, they give you fair warnings ahead of time.. Ambit is a legitimate company that will guarantee you to save at least 1% every month.
Reply to Don

Sep 14, 2013  from Richardson, Texas
The truth is this complaint above is from Texas, which Ambit Energy does service. There are contracts under Ambit for Texas. Ambit will disconnect service through their electric supplier, but it is Ambit's call. It isn't illegal for them to cut someone's power in Texas. They can always say they sent notices or tried to contact you, and you can spend time and much money trying to prove them wrong, or you can move service to another electric company, which I recommend. Unfortunately, corporations have more protections in place than individuals.
Reply to Dave

Nov 23, 2012 
Well people most complaints are from people either late or not paying their bills b4 I got on ambit I got my electric turned off by my incumbent company
I had some problems paying my bill ,but it was my own fault . So if i am now with ambit and fall behind I should expect the same , I can't be mad , but,
I am now getting $150.00 credit every month towards my bill cause I have 20 ,I only needed 15 to get my credit , but I got 20 just in case a couple don't pay there bill ,, but that only makes sense to me,
I am finding every thing promised from ambit to be true I have also made back 1,200.00 and if I consider the energy credit of $150.00 per month I am extremely happy ,, swqueen@comcast.net
Reply to Swqueen

Nov 01, 2012 
Four score and seven mniuets ago, I read a sweet article. Lol thanks
Reply to Kaycee

Jul 14, 2012 
I live in Texas and when they shut my power off it got so hot in the house that the cat melted to the floor, dang what a mess that was. I called them and they said I should have bought a dog...
Reply to Joe

Mar 16, 2012 
Ambit is continuously at the top in MLM. That also means that their consultants have ruined many of their relationships with friends and family that they deceived. When one is fooled and wants their money back, they start deceiving other people too. And this process repeats over and over again. Most of the consultants who does this will never admit it or else they can't scam more people.

It cost more to use Ambit . . . How come? Why? I can't figure out myself and I regreat beleiving my friend who convinced me to swith to their service. For me its nothing more than a scam to deceive consultant that they will be rich and to deceive users that they can save in their utility bills in long term.

Well, if the way to be earn extra dollar is to fool people then go ahead. Karma always happens . . .
Reply to Bridgette

Sep 14, 2013  from El Paso, Texas
bless you, Bridgette! I couldn't have said it better.
Reply to Priscilla

Feb 11, 2012 
i am interested in saving money, as is everyone. i would just like to know who's lying and who's not, about ambit. i am not interested in the marketing aspect of it, i simply want to pay less for electricity. is there some source for real proven truth about ambit? /// and by the way....people really need to work on grammar and spelling on these posts. it's hard for me to believe anyones' opinion when their spelling, grammar, and presentation are so poorly written.
Reply to jay

Jan 30, 2012 
If you think it does'nt work your living in another universe and nobody can help you. The fact remains Ambit Energy has been The #1 fastest growing private company in the country in 2010 and remained in the top 400 for 2011. I represent them and have 3 accounts as a customer. I'll share wanna see a annual statement showing savings? message me. Hopefully people have common sense when reading these and understand anyone can post anything without any proof. mrwenergy2010@gmail.com
Reply to Mike

Jan 20, 2012 
So I have been approached 6 different times by people in my area to "join the business". All i keep hearing is how much money everyone is "going to make".. Well, so you may get a check for 100 or 200$ in the first month or 2, BIG DEAL! In my area they want 475$ just to join. All I am saying is that no one in my area has made any real money and look at all the time and effort spent driving to these meetings, trying to convince friends and family how rich they are "going" to be and only to make a measly 1 or 200$? Law of math states that any time you are paying out more in combined level commissions that you are taking in, it's a SCAM. Bottom line is like with all other MLM businesses a select few make money while all the others (like 70+ thousand with Ambit) don't.
Reply to Who knows?

Sep 23, 2011 
Ambit Energy in Texas is a "Retail Electric Provider" (REP).

They do NOT handle the meter/poles/wiring. They only sign people up, give rates, and bill people.

Such dumbasses that tamper with the meter shouldn't complain about Ambit when it is their TDU (in TX that is AEP Central/North, Oncor, CenterPoint, or TNMP) that handles the wires/meter/poles/etc.

When you sign up for new service you have a choice of term plans. Those rates are fixed once you sign up. There is also a VARIABLE rate that IS higher and can VARY from MONTH to MONTH.

Some people are just idiots.
Reply to Clueless people

Apr 04, 2011 
Oh Shadow of Truth. I am a REAL customer so there goes your comment: "The People writing all the good things about the business opportunity and the service are employed to set up accounts with different names and then write false but positive reviews at all the web sites and blogs and any internet sites discussing the truth about them".
Reply to YogiMonster

Apr 04, 2011 
I have been with AMBIT for year and am extremely happy with them! I have never seen a bill that had extra charges on them. I do kn ow for a fact- when they changed our meter to the new kind my usage went up even though nothing changed in my house,(this was done before I got AMBIT) same thing happened to my nephew and he has a different energy company. :grin
Reply to YogiMonster

Jan 21, 2011 
I started working with ambit about two years after the opened at the time they were telling everyone the would get 12.9 electricity. The rate would change the following month and the claim is that it was not a locked rate, thus new rate of 19.9 more or less, but it makes a difference on price and not liberally disclosed to customers or reps. Undisclosed information is the same as lying.... too much deceit in this world.
The People writing all the good things about the business opportunity and the service are employed to set up accounts with different names and then write false but positive reviews at all the web sites and blogs and any internet sites discussing the truth about them. They even have to call people *** or lazy and worse on the discussions. If it causes you or your brother to fall don't do it.
I have discovered after many MLM Company attempts, anyone asking you to start with your Family and Friends doesn't care if you lose trust with your family or friends. You should never do anything to burn bridges and if you use your closeness to people to manipulate..... it can cost you.
Assessment: In 25 years of searching for a MLM Company to build a good steady income with I have discovered only the Original Starters of the Company Make the money, everyone else is just pawns to be used until they tire of trying but have talked someone else to try... and they will until the realize the waste of time and money; but by then they have other's who
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Reply to Shadow of Truth

Aug 31, 2010 
Reply to GALINA

Jun 08, 2010 
I read these negative comments and wonder just how *** you are or think we are. There is a written guarantee from Ambit to save. They honor that. My electric bill went down $70. I will be getting FREE electricity in less than 60 days. FREE because I wasn't lazy and went and got my 15 referrals. Jeri Breedlove, you are a liar. Anyone knows an ESCO does not bill you...your old provider does now don't they.
Reply to Todd Mottl

Apr 19, 2010 
:( Ambit is not a reliable company. They send me bills extremely high and could not provide me a meter reading date to verify readings. In 10 years living in same house never paid $400 on electric bill. It is ridiculuos.
Reply to mtsoldevila

Nov 04, 2008 
Ambit Energy does not read your meter. Neither does TXU or Reliant. Her ein the DFW area, it is Oncor that services the lines, reads the meters, etc. It has always been that way. When you change electric providers, whoever services you before will service you after the switch.

It is not too good to be true. We have saved a lot with Ambit, as I'm sure others have with Ambit, or with the dozens of other independent companies out there. I can't speak about the MLM part of their business because I'm only a customer, so maybe that part is too good to be true.
Reply to Rob

Sep 15, 2008 
There's an old saying that goes like "if it sounds too good to be true, then it's usually true". In other words don't believe the hype... I'd like to know more about Ambit energy...
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