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edited 7 July at 11:38AM in Energy
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  • WillberryWillberry Forumite
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    I signed up to Avro via MSE's Big Energy Switch Event 11. When I log in to my account with Avro and click on My Profile it shows that my tariff is Simple and MSE Collective fixed for 18 months. Obviously expiry date will be 18 months after date of switch.
  • The MSE Switch people need to check what is sent out in letters, as this threw me as well.The tarriff is FIXED for 18 months, NOT VARIABLE, as it says! Can confirm, on looking at my page on the Avro website, that it is listed correctly.
  • edited 2 October 2018 at 10:04PM
    wrongplanetwrongplanet Forumite
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    edited 2 October 2018 at 10:04PM
    Been on Avro's Simple and Supreme from 13/10/17 and set up a switch on 19/9/18 via MSE's Big Switch 11 to their MSE Collective tariff.

    Waited until yesterday (1/10/18) for some communication from Avro about the switch before posting on their FB page about their silence. Was asked for my account number which I supplied mid-afternoon.

    24 hours later, no response. Checked my Avro account and I'm on the MSE tariff. Added to my FB post and finally got a response:

    "With regards to your message, this tariff was effective from the date that you requested the switch and this is something that has been set up and offered directly though the MSE website. For further information or to discuss this with them, you may contact them directly on the following email address: [email protected]"

    So there you have it - it wasn't up to them to communicate with me, it was MSE's responsibility.

    As for the date of the changeover, one might have expected [STRIKE]the date[/STRIKE] it to be when my earlier 1-year fix ended on 13/10/18 to take full advantage of the cheaper current tariff, but no. The date of the switch may have been 19 September or some later date not so far stated.

    And as had no idea that the switch was even going ahead, I didn't take meter readings on the mystery date of the changeover.

    Well done Avro.


    [Edit] Also, assuming it applies to change of tariff, when did the cooling off period start?
  • ConsumeristConsumerist Forumite
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    . . . So there you have it - it wasn't up to them to communicate with me, it was MSE's responsibility.
    Well, that's a new one on me. As far as Ofgem is concerned, the new supplier is responsible for all aspects of a switch.

    In your shoes I would forward Avro's response to CEC asking them why I had not been asked for opening meter readings nor been kept informed of the switch progress.
    >:)Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  • wrongplanetwrongplanet Forumite
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    Well, that's a new one on me. As far as Ofgem is concerned, the new supplier is responsible for all aspects of a switch.
    I was with Avro already and their MSE Collective offering was open to existing customers so my switch was tariff not supplier, which may make a difference though what I don't know.
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    I was with Avro already and their MSE Collective offering was open to existing customers so my switch was tariff not supplier, which may make a difference though what I don't know.
    Ok. There is no cooling-off period for a change of tariff so that would explain the immediate switch.
    >:)Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  • edited 3 October 2018 at 9:38AM
    wrongplanetwrongplanet Forumite
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    edited 3 October 2018 at 9:38AM
    Ok. There is no cooling-off period for a change of tariff so that would explain the immediate switch.
    That makes sense, but it doesn't explain their total lack of communication on the matter or their attitude when challenged on this.

    I'd have expected something like:
    "We have received a change of tariff request via MSE. This will take place on dd/mm/yy. Please take meter readings on that date and supply them to us in the normal way. If you have not requested this change please contact us immediately."


    [Edit] Also "Your new payment will be £nn starting on dd/mm/yy.
  • I switched to Avro Energy about 5 months ago and currently have a large credit on my account. Have tried to contact Avro on three occasions by phone to reduce my payments and it cuts you off before you can get through to anyone. Also sent an email but no one came back to me. Very poor customer care so will be switching.
  • ConsumeristConsumerist Forumite
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    . . . Very poor customer care so will be switching.
    Hi Cheshire Mike and welcome to the forum

    In the last five months energy prices have increased dramatically across the board. You may find that your DD amount will not change, or even increase, if you switch. The difference is that on your current tariff with Avro you will get your credit balance back - eventually.

    I understand that it is irritating to be paying an excessive DD but don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
    >:)Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  • LeearLeear Forumite
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    I switched to Avro Energy about 5 months ago and currently have a large credit on my account. Have tried to contact Avro on three occasions by phone to reduce my payments and it cuts you off before you can get through to anyone. Also sent an email but no one came back to me. Very poor customer care so will be switching.

    Avro finally got back to my today. Didn't really address all my points, on tariffs, terms, reducing my monthly payments, or my large credit, etc. as it's much a standard general reply, but left the door open to ask them anything as below :(:(:o so I hope someone ask me about the Avro "Customer Service" experience :)

    Thank You for your email.
    I apologise for the delay in responding to you.
    I can see you have renewed online since emailing us.
    Everything falls in line and is set to go ahead for the next 12 months.
    Please note that your account balance only updates once per month, when your statement is issued within 5 working days of the 30th of each month.
    Please let us know if there is anything else that we can assist with.
    Kind Regards,
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