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I don't have a Thai ID number to use the PEA app and when I use my landlords number it lists all their properties and I really don't want to get into that as they don't speak English and I want to keep it simple. So, how can I pay my PEA bill? I have a feeling I can't which is a bummer because I want to be able to leave for more than a month without the power being shut off.     

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Don't know if this helps but opposite me is a big house that the owner comes to about 3 times a year . All the PEA bills get stuck in his tin on the gate . My wife says the bills are nothing to pay . If the bill for the month comes to less then 100B it is added on to the next one , makes sense . No one there so no bill.

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What Jack said.

I put several thousand baht on PEA, AIS, True and then they just debt the charge every month, get the bills by email and you can keep track.

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5 minutes ago, toofarnorth said:

Don't know if this helps but opposite me is a big house that the owner comes to about 3 times a year . All the PEA bills get stuck in his tin on the gate . My wife says the bills are nothing to pay . If the bill for the month comes to less then 100B it is added on to the next one , makes sense . No one there so no bill.

Thank you I have internet and CCTV system running. Not sure if that is 100 baht.  

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As above. Direct debit is the way to go.

 

If you live in a condo check with the management. Some will pay it for you if you leave enough money. Perhaps there is a small charge for the service.

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14 hours ago, kwonitoy said:

 

I put several thousand baht on PEA, AIS, True and then they just debt the charge every month, get the bills by email and you can keep track.

How did you manage that? A couple of months ago, I went to PEA’s Pattaya head office, and they told me it was absolutely impossible to pay electricity bills in advance. I asked them very clearly in both English and in my rudimentary Thai. Their accounts section was unable to cope with negative numbers.

 

I then went to a Bangkok bank branch to see if I could have electricity payments automatically debited to my bank account. The staff member, who was fluent in English, spent 45 minutes filling out a fearsomely complicated form, which I took back to PEA head office. However, a couple of weeks ago, the estate agent that I bought the condo from told me she received an overdue bill, and kindly paid it for me with some money I’d left. However, I can’t expect her to keep on providing me with a free accounting service, and by the time I return to Thailand in a couple of months I expect to have the electricity disconnected, as even though I switched the power off at the fuse box, I believe there’s a small monthly fixed charge. Hope toofarnorth’s correct in that they’ll just add it to the next bill.

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Thanks Jabis, I’ll look into that when I’m back in Thailand (stupidly forgot to take a bill with the meter ID with me). However, it might need a Thai credit card? which is no doubt a whole new world of bureaucratic pain for me to get.

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3 hours ago, CygnusX1 said:

Thanks Jabis, I’ll look into that when I’m back in Thailand (stupidly forgot to take a bill with the meter ID with me). However, it might need a Thai credit card? which is no doubt a whole new world of bureaucratic pain for me to get.

You can pay with any credit/debit card or online banks (having 10 baht surcharge)
EDIT: I rather pay with online bank, with 10 baht surcharge, than store credit card information on their server 😛

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We pay PEA, automatically and directly, through a savings account at our bank.

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4 minutes ago, jabis said:

you just have to register, then add your meter and log in with your email and password combo 

 

AND both links work OK with Google Translate as there doesn't appear to be an English option.

 

It's annoying that the app doesn't have the option to use your PP number like the PEA site does, but the app does work in English.

 

Now if their developers could actually talk to one another ...

 

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