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“isn't good at all ”

Written on: 05/03/2017 by DominiqueShoemaker (1 review written)

They hung up when I was speaking to them, they didn't put the smart meter in right the first time and they didn't transfer over the money from the old meter. Just rude… Read Full Review

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“Worst Energy supplier in the World!!”

Written on: 27/02/2017 by Ahmed0029 (1 review written)

They said they were cheaper than British Gas so I switched, after switching they charged me £36 for 42 days and with British Gas I would pay £30 for 90 days. They usually take 45 minutes to pick up a call anytime day you call customer services and the customer services representives don't know what they are talking about. I am switching to a different energy company!!… Read Full Review

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“Horrible misleading untrstworty”

Written on: 24/02/2017 by 133Strickland (1 review written)

Don't even deserve one star salesman tricked me into signing me up with the promising thing that I've never received and charging me a bomb for electric and gas been trying to contact them for 2 month no responds put phone down on me when I confronted them they still haven't registerd my GaS meter so cannot switch until they do this now going down the legal route… Read Full Review

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“Worst Company Ever”

Written on: 13/02/2017 by KinleyBennett372 (1 review written)

Do yourself a favour & steer clear. What the promise never arrives....first no pre-payment cards which I have chased on more then one occasion before receiving. Today is possibly the end of the straw I have been waiting in all day for an engineer to come to change my meters over (not the first time its been arranged) despite an email being received this morning to notify me that I would have an engineer with me before lunchtime I am still waiting (now 2.20pm). After finally getting through to… Read Full Review

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“Stay well clear”

Written on: 10/01/2017 by 59Cowan (1 review written)

Customer service is ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING. Cannot get through on the phone just kept on hold for over an hour every time then they cut you off. They do not respond to call back requests as stated on the website. I have only been with them for a month and am going to change supplier as soon as I can… Read Full Review

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“Doorstep Miselling”

Written on: 10/01/2017 by afAlexander227 (1 review written)

A salesman from utilita coldcalled me. The sales tactics used by this company border on illegal. They are trying to get you to sign up for a smartmeter with them without explaining that this means you will also be moving your energy supply to them. Despite me asking the salesman if it meant I would be changing energy supply three times he failed to answer the question. He was a cocky arrogant individual and when I finally got bored of asking him the same question and told him that I was not… Read Full Review

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“Shocking ”

Written on: 09/01/2017 by NoelleHopkins (1 review written)

What a joke of a company been waiting since November for them to install a smart meters 3 times canceled as engineer is sick like they have only one engineer wouldn't waste my breath on them avoid !!!!… Read Full Review

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“Horrendous”

Written on: 06/01/2017 by Sherlyn202 (1 review written)

This conpany is the worst ever was with them for 4 weeks without any cards rang up twice still no top up cards 4 weks later! Didnt get sent an in home display then when it did arrive it didnt work! Iv switched back to ovo they were the best company! When you run off supply with utilita it takes about 40 mins to connect again! And when you do connect it goes on and off about 3 times before staying on! Stay aeay from this company! Never no one to answer your calls they leave you on hold for 40… Read Full Review

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Coips74's Comment

Written on: 07/01/2017

I had very similar situation only they cut my supply off out of blue had no way of topping up as they hadn't told me anything or sent cards reference numbers. When I finally got threw they told me I had run out of emergency credit!! I didn't no we had had switched as they said could take up to 28 days. I too have just switched back to ovo after lots of phone calls to utilita( that they don't answer) make false promises its disgusting iam fuming! Save yourself a lot of hassle and don't use this company

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“Should never have changed gas companies.”

Written on: 05/01/2017 by ...lori...m (1 review written)

Since joining utilita over 6 months ago nothing was done to fit my meters. Until my gas meter stopped working and they fitted my new gas meter. This gas meter is horrendous to use the key pad as you have to get on your hands and knees to even see the screen let alone type in a 16 digit voucher number. The voucher doesn't even top up work meaning everytime I need gas I have to phone the company. To top it all of I'm being left well over 24 hours with no heating or hot water a 2 year old and a 12… Read Full Review

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“Terrible customer service ”

Written on: 31/12/2016 by Kasey424 (1 review written)

Changed from British gas what a mistake . Promised a smart meter that did not and is not happening . Can't get through to them the recorded message always says the same we are busier than usual . No gas supply and can't get through to them . But only thing they did fast was. Hanged over my supply… Read Full Review

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“Awful avoid”

Written on: 07/12/2016 by So-marie (1 review written)

Opened up a complaint as not happy....asked to speak to a manager they replied there isn't any available......Told them reason for complaint they said they would get a manager to call me......They then called me back saying nothing they can do about my complaint and no manager will call me back.....Never before have I not been able to speak to a manager in any other company....Contacting trading standards......Avoid totally awful… Read Full Review

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Karl1965's Response to So-marie's Review

Written on: 09/12/2016

im going thru the same apparently they have no complaints department no managers the staff you do get to talk to are rude or trained liars on there site it gives you 3 phone numbers
Utilita
Head Office Contact
Customer Services Contact
Complaints Service they am all the same department im going to complain ofgen and get the ombudsman involved

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“Useless”

Written on: 06/12/2016 by AllissonConnolly1958 (1 review written)

worst company ever, expensive for a start. Expect to be on hold a good 30 mins when trying to get through to customer service. Engineers dont turn up and then have to wait another fortnight to rebook. Freedom unit is rubbish, only works as and when. Fed up with the lot of it and looking to seitch suppliers asap. AVOID… Read Full Review

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“RIP OFF”

Written on: 01/12/2016 by Kyleigh134 (1 review written)

We have had utilita for 3 months now, not recieved a smart card or a smart meter... our electricity costs have gone from £13 per week to at least £50 Avoid like the plague. RIP OFF MERCHANTS… Read Full Review

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“AWFUL!!!!”

Written on: 22/11/2016 by Valentino450 (1 review written)

absolutely disgusted with this company. lost my key on Wednesday so rung up explaining, everything seemed okay and was told someone will be out at 6 o'clock the following day, surprisingly they didn't arrive.Had a phone call the following day apologising saying someone would be out that evening as my gas and electric was now on VERY low and YES YET AGAIN THEY DID NOT SHOW UP. Rung again Friday and yet again the same thing happened which then also happened th following Saturday and sunday. there… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Excellent all round!”

Written on: 17/11/2016 by RayneMurphy13 (1 review written)

I am very happy with this company since I switched from British Gas. I received my cards on time and the engineer who installed the new meter was friendly and very efficient. I have had no problems topping up either the gas or electric. I would recommend this company highly… Read Full Review

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“Don't waste your time with this company”

Written on: 08/11/2016 by Chris757575 (1 review written)

Been with them a year every time gas takes hours to charge onto meter, last time I rang them it cost me £10 when I complained told to join another company, been pressing the button for the last 1 1/2 hours and still no gas I'd like to shove a smart meter where the sun doesn't shine on the person who came up with this incompetence and to call it a smart meter implies your smart to use it lol set the change over up stay well clear of this company - no 1 there are cheaper companies out there no2… Read Full Review

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“a big rip off”

Written on: 26/10/2016 by Hayesbp498 (1 review written)

i have been with utilita now for about a month after switching my electric and gas to them but the sales team who happened to be using a small gazebo type marketing promo the used tactics to say that as a gesture if you sign up with them we will put you £10 pounds on each of your smart meters which was not the case and they did not inform me of the shut off date plud they were late sending top up card I had to have emergency ones sent via email for me to print off totally out of order this… Read Full Review

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Snowman8996's Comment

Written on: 15/11/2016

Utilita are consistent and predictable, I dont want so called Smart Meters in my home for a number of reasons, security being top of the list, so I declined. Now I get a letter telling me my present meter has developed a dangerous fault and needs to be changed to, you guessed..... A Smart Meter. But when I inquired with Utilita about this 'Dangerous' fault there was no information about it, they did not know what the life threatening issue was..... However it was pointed out that Utilita are a Smart Meter Company and it was part of an original agreement that I accept a Smart Meter...... NO IT WASNT..... Smart Meters are not mandatory in any way, shape or form they are nothing more than trackers and the information Smart Meters collect about customer usage, including how many times you switch a Light or a TV or a kettle, a toaster or a vacuum cleaner on and all these statistics are sold on to other companies along with other personal details as Marketing Information.
And should I top up my PAYGo meter with more than £49.00 it could 'overload it' ? strange.... its never 'Overloaded' before ? and unlike the larger companies Utilita can only pay your Warmer Homes Grant in three (3) installments, apparently a decision made by DWP..... that's a crock aswell....
I have been with Utilita now for a few months I have had compensation payments off them but the issues have never been resolved they dont appear to have account records at customer services but they can book a Smart Meter Installation for you ? they cant explain very confusing billing..... but they can book a Smart Meter Installation for you ? I am repeatedly asked by Utilita, do I get both Gas and Electricity from Utilita and I reply 'Don't you know ?' the discussion then changes to 'Is your Gas on a Smart Meter ?' and..... you guessed again.... 'I can book a Smart Meter Installation for you..... Utilita really are becoming..... sorry 'ARE' a joke, I dare say a 10 year old with a Commodore 64 could run the company better..... I have given them patience. I have tried to be courteous and polite, I don't imagine for one minute it is the fault of Customer Services at Utilita, every company has Organ Grinders and Monkeys but there is a point when it gets tiresome being treated like an idiot and although its only been a short relationship its time to move on.....

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“Bombarded by a cold caller”

Written on: 03/10/2016 by Vaughn38 (1 review written)

I have just had a man from this company knocking at my door not 5 minutes after me walking in from a hard days work.... Now I know he obviously didn't know this but he was like an animated kids entertainer from butlins. He showed me tariffs bombarded me with information, asked to come in and then would not leave until I had received a phone call from their office. The guy on the phone was spouting on about the company and the guy in my house was telling me what to say throughout...... All too… Read Full Review

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“Changing back as so expensive”

Written on: 27/09/2016 by dg01 (6 reviews written)

Changed from Ebico to utilita as they said it was cheaper and i would get smart meters, meters are a nightmare, cards fail to work at the paypoint so the shop have to put the big long number in every time you top up and you have to pay £5 to replace them, when you top up online you then still have to manually enter the big long number into your meter or wait ages for it to register automatically. Was with Ebico before who have no standing charges either and only have £5 emergency credit but… Read Full Review

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“Misleading Sales Tactics”

Written on: 09/09/2016 by Blackuy297 (1 review written)

I received a cold call visit from a Utilita salesman a few evenings back, he told me my street was being upgraded to smart meters, I told him I wasn't interested in changing my utility supplier, he told me he wasn't here to change my utility supplier he was just there to upgrade my meters which are being rolled out across the country (made out this was mandatory & was doing it on behalf of the energy companies), I was suspicious of the guy because some of his statements didn't add up such as… Read Full Review

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