Disconnect Fees and Problems (48 reviews)
Disconnect Notice during Covid-19
“ According to Georgia Natural Gas' website, it has suspended disconnections during the Covid 19 pandemic. In my mailbox today (May 1, 2020) was a disconnect notice. Really? ”
May 1st, 2020
Save yourself time and go with SCANA
After an hour and 15 minute wait, I got through to set up an account only to be told that the previous tenant at this apartment had a balance. They would not complete my set up until I sent them a copy of first page of my lease with start dates to prove I wasnt previously living in apartment. Why is this my problem!!
I was instructed to wait 24 hours to call back. I called back, waited one hour and 35 minutes to get rep to finish account. This delayed making appointment for set up which resulted in moving in without gas being turned on for water heater. This rep said they should not have required me to send lease dates. I asked to speak to a supervisor, but got disconnected.
Just to check other companies, I called SCANA. Wait time 3 rings and got connected to a very helpful rep. By this time was Friday of holiday weekend so earlier install also not possible, but I wish I had called them first! Would have avoided WASTED time and might have hot water now if I known GNG does not have enough staff to handle phone calls for set up. Ridiculous waste of my time! Also my install window is 8 AM to 5 PM. I asked for confirmation or info about appointment and rep said they dont do that. ”
September 6th, 2021
Signed up for a gas plan
Was not notified of plan acceptance. I requested acknowledgement no response. I then chose another company and plan come to find out fireside billed me for 1 month gas service and charged me a disconnect fee also .I let them know what had happened and payed 1 month gas bill .fireside then turned it over for collection to and affected my credit rating
I will never do business with them . "Customer be ware" ”
December 28th, 2020
Terrible online functionality and customer service for bill payment
“ Most utilities are easy to pay online. The Constellation system is clunky and unreliable. Our service was almost disconnected due to their failure to set up credit card billing properly. Long holds and unreliable customer service. GasSouth has been much, much better. ”
December 15th, 2020
“ I ordered GNG service because of the special that they advertised in my new neighborhood. I also registered for automatic payments. When my first bill arrived, there was a statement in all caps **DO NOT SEND PAYMENT**. In smaller letters the statement was "your payment will be deducted from your credit card" or something like that, so I did not send payment. When my next bill arrived, it stated that I had a past due amount and I was being charged a late fee. I also received a disconnect notice. This was after following their direction of not sending a payment since I had signed up for autopay. When I called the rep, they told me that there is a glitch in their system and payments are not automatically deducted until the second bill. She credited me the late fee. However, the next bill I noticed that my rate had been increased by half. When I called I was told because I had received a disconnect notice. Even though I explained to the rep that the only reason I received the notice was because of the glitch in their system. The woman acted like it was my fault and in her "graciousness" she would offer to give me a credit that was less than the increase they had caused and give me an increased rate from the original agreement I had with them. After 40 minutes of this rep not helping I was allowed to speak with the manager who understood what I was saying and corrected everything. My issues are 1. they have a problem billing that they know about yet they don't fix it 2. They have a problem but the customer service rep tries very hard not resolve the problem 3.People after me are going to have the same issue but may not be as persistent as I am to get what they deserve. I will not be continuing with them after my contract is up. ”
March 28th, 2020
“ I have been a customer for over 12 years, i always paid my bill, never got disconnected. Lately, i had a sugary and i was in bed for a while, one mornings i woke up feeling very cold, i found out that my gas was cut off...i called, paid over the phone and explained me situation...nothing worked, i was without gas (heat) for several days, sick in bed...bad customer service, no one to talk with. ”
November 13th, 2018
Reconnecting Is a Nightmare
I've been with Scana for over 2 years. My service was disconnected on 8/2, bill was paid the morning of 8/3. I called customer service on 8/4 to inquire why service hadn't been reconnected, and was told that I can't get a service tech out to my house to reconnect until 8/7! Additionally, I'm being charged another $150 for the reconnect, as if I'm a new customer. The customer service reps were unhelpful and kept repeating the same lines over and over again:
"They DO NOT reconnect on the same day"
"They DO NOT provide service on the weekend"
"They can only send a tech out the next available date, only in 4 and 8 hour windows"
However, "If there is a gas leak, a tech can come out immediately to disconnect, but are unable to reconnect"
I've never had this happen before when there was a disconnect, and according to the customer service agent, "it is the responsibility of the customer to call after a disconnect to make arrangements for a reconnect. Scana does not reach out to the customer, even though the customer will need to be at home during the time of the reconnect. If after 10 days of no communication from the customer, Scana will automatically cancel the account! " CRAZY
Guess you better make your payments on time, because if not, you're looking at a 4-5 day wait! ”
August 4th, 2018
Avoid this company
“ DO NOT......I repeat....DO NOT... go with a company called Infinite Energy (gas utility service)!!! They are not coordinated with their e-Bill process. I received an e-Bill on the 16th, (FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016) which got to me late btw. Today is the 20TH. The bill was supposedly due on the 5th (of THIS month), according to the service rep. And you disconnect my service?!?!?! Then when I call, you tell me there is nothing you can do, because you have to wait on AGL to turn it back on!!! I've NEVER heard of service getting turned off in the same MONTH of billing.... And yes, The account is fully up to date.....beyond pissed..... STAY AWAY FROM INFINITE ENERGY! ”
December 21st, 2016
Energy company without a soul.
“ They are some money driven that they disconnected my service out of an unpaid balance of 53.48. Single mother of two small children with special needs. So sad! ”
June 14th, 2021
“ We have been a GA Natural Gas customer for 2 years. We had been set up as an automatic bill payer for the entire duration of our service. For a reason that GA is unable to discern (not a rejected pmt, expired card, etc.) the payments stopped processing. This was an error on GNG not us. They claimed they sent ONE letter to us about disconnecting (which we never got) and called one time- but were unable to identify what number they called and did not leave a VM. No email communication was sent. They cut off our service on a night that the temp dropped to 32 degrees. We have a small infant and with no notice had to find a way to heat his room and also were unable to bathe him or cook dinner. They can't get anyone out until 4-8pm the following day. This is ridiculous during a pandemic where we are unable to work in an office or even shower/stay at a friends house due to quarantine. This is not how you treat customers. Completely unacceptable. ”
November 18th, 2020
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