WHICH IS THE CHEAPEST ELECTRICITY PROVIDER IN AUSTRALIA?
Unfortunately there is no one gas and electricity provider that is cheaper than the rest for everyone. The cheapest provider for you will depend on where you live, your credit history and the availability of promotional discounted plans. Comparing all of the gas and electricity providers in your area can take a lot of research, and will probably require calling individual retailers to get exact quotes. The easy alternative is to just call Foxie on 1800 275 369 – we’ll do an independent comparison for you, and sort out the connection for free.
HOW DO I SWITCH ELECTRICITY PROVIDERS?
If you’re looking for a better deal on gas and electricity rates than you’re currently getting, you’ll need to be prepared for a lot of research. There are a plethora of comparison sites on the internet, and many electricity providers require you to call their connection line to even hear their current prices. You’ll need to compile a list of the available gas and electricity providers in your area, identify the prices of each, and look if any providers have a discounted offering. Otherwise, calling Foxie on 1800 275 369 means you’ll speak to a gas and electricity specialist who can listen to your situation and recommend discounted products, we’ll even sort out the connection for you. Our service is absolutely independent and completely free.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ELECTRICITY PROVIDER AND A DISTRIBUTOR?
When talking about electricity, we call providers ‘retailers’ because they sell access to the energy grid and measure household electricity and gas usage. Distributors, like AusGrid or United Energy, supply energy to and maintain the grid. When connecting your gas and electricity, you’ll be interfacing with the provider (or retailer), which handles your billing, metering and connection.
HOW DO I CHOOSE AN ELECTRICITY AND GAS PROVIDER?
You’ll want to know a few things about your electricity and gas provider before you choose to sign with them – are you locked into a contract for a certain amount of time? How do the rates compare to other providers available in your market? Are there additional connection fees? How often do they bill you? Most of the time, the only way to get a straight answer on these questions is by speaking directly to a gas and electricity provider, but a Foxie specialist will be able to answer all of these questions for multiple providers at once. Our plan recommendations are completely independent, and designed to give you confidence in choosing the right provider for you.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET GAS AND ELECTRICITY CONNECTED?
The answer to this depends on a few things, like where you are in Australia and which gas and electricity providers your property has access to. You’ll want to get in touch with an energy provider as soon as you know your moving date, in order to give them ample time to organise a connection, and ensure that you’re fully equipped with everything you’ll need on moving day. Sometimes electricity and gas connections can require days of lead time to activate; but if the house is connected to a smart meter and can be activated remotely, some connections can be made in minutes. If you need your utilities turned on in a hurry, Foxie can help with urgent connections – simply call one of our specialists on 1800 275 369, and they’ll give you a run down of your options and arrange an urgent connection.