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What changes can you expect when we launch SmartHub?

  • Update your online payment options: Once you register for your online account, you will need to update your payment options.

What is SmartHub?

On the go and in control. Now you can manage your account like never before!

SmartHub has several features that make managing your account as easy as possible. Whether through the web, or your smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS), you’ll be able to pay your bill, contact customer service and get the latest news.

As soon as you log in, you’ll be able to view your billing history and make a payment with just a couple of clicks. You’ll be able to see your current bill, along with bills from the previous month or even the previous seasons, if you want to compare costs.

Making payments through SmartHub is fast and easy. The first time you make a payment either through the web or through your mobile device, you’ll be able to securely store your payment information for future transactions. The next time you need to pay your bill, it will only take a couple of clicks.

You’ll also be able to see important notices with SmartHub. You’ll be able to select how you want to be notified about your bill, including email and text messaging.

Reporting a service issue is a snap with the SmartHub mobile app. You can easily let us know about the issue with a few clicks. You may also contact us for customer service requests or with any questions you may have right through the SmartHub mobile app—anytime from anywhere.

Get started in 3 easy steps!

1

Register your SmartHub account

You will need your account number and customer numbers.

2

Download the app on your smart phone!

If you want to be able to manage your account on the go from anywhere at any time!

3

Activate the features you want

Customize the features, like paperless billing and AutoPay, to your preference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Setting up

Both platforms are part of STE’s online account management system for you. 

The website has additional functionality that allows you to manage notifications, update your stored payment methods, and change your personal information. 

Both the web version and mobile app allow members to securely access your account information, view bills and payment history, make payments, view energy use, and report outages. 

The free, secure mobile app is available to download and install on mobile devices and tablets.

Yes. All critical information is encrypted in every transaction run and no personal information is stored on your phone or tablet.

Mobile devices do offer you the ability to store your login information for apps installed on the device. If you choose to store your login information, any person who has access to your mobile device can access your account.

You can find your account number on a printed bill statement. If you have previously received emails from STE about your monthly bill being ready to pay online, your account number is provided in that email. You can also call STE ¬¬ for assistance.

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Your new account number will be listed on your latest bill. You can also look it up here. (Note: You will need your Customer Number, which you can find on your last bill.)

STE customers can sign up for SmartHub via the login page. To create a new online account, click “New User? Sign up to access our Self-Service site” on the login page for SmartHub.

After clicking on the “New User” button, type your billing account number, last name or business and email address in the requested fields. Follow the steps to set up your online account.

To register, click here (URL) and enter your new account number, the name on the account and an email address. You will receive an email with a temporary password that you can use to log in. Once you log in to SmartHub with this temporary password, you will be prompted to change your password.

What happens if my temporary password doesn’t work and/or I’m locked out before I can register? Please try to register again. You will receive another temporary password, and you can try again. Check your junk mail if you don’t see the temporary password email.

Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play on your phone or tablet and search for “SmartHub.” Select our free and secure app to begin the download process.

If you have already registered via the web portal, you will be able to log into the app immediately. If you haven’t registered yet, follow the instructions below.

STE customers can sign up for SmartHub via the login page. To create a new online account, click “New User? Sign up to access our Self-Service site” on the login page for SmartHub.

Residential members will need to have your account number on hand before starting this process.

Commercial members will need to have the tax ID number for your business.
After clicking on the “New User” button, type your billing account number, last name or business and email address in the requested fields. Follow the steps to set up your online account.

To register, click here (URL) and enter your account number, the name on the account and an email address. You will receive an email with a temporary password that you can use to log in. Once you log in to SmartHub with this temporary password, you will be prompted to change your password.

What happens if my temporary password doesn’t work and/or I’m locked out before I can register? Please try to register again. You will receive another temporary password, and you can try again. Check your junk mail if you don’t see the temporary password email.

No. It is provided as an option for your convenience. If you do not sign up for paperless billing in SmartHub, you will continue to receive a monthly bill in your mail.

When we upgraded our systems, all of those members who were previously enrolled in paperless billing were not able to be carried over, so while we understand it’s inconvenient, we do appreciate your understanding of having to enroll again.

You can choose to participate in paperless billing, which sends bill statements to the email address on your account. Members who participate in paperless billing do not receive a copy of their bill in the mail.

Here’s how to change your preference to participate in paperless billing:

On the website:

  • Click on My Profile
  • Click on Update My Paperless Settings.
  • You can then choose your preference by selecting On or Off for paperless billing

On the app:

  • Select Settings
  • Select Paperless Bill Settings
  • Then, you can select On or Off for paperless billing

Want information on paperless billing, and outage straight to your email or through SMS? Use SmartHub to update your notifications preferences.

  • Log in to your SmartHub account
  • Click on “Notifications”
  • Click Manage Contacts to add or change your email address and phone numbers
  • Add email address or phone number
  • Enter verification code to activate
  • Click on Manage Notifications to update/change SMS and email alerts

For information on registering for SmartHub, please visit [URL].

*If you sign up for text message notifications, you will still receive a paper copy of your bill. If you wish to not receive a paper bill, make sure to sign up for paperless billing with a valid email address.

Once you have your text and/or email addresses set up, do the following:

  • Click Notifications
  • Manage Notifications
  • Billing or Service
  • Select Text Message and/or E-mail options
  • Log in to SmartHub.
  • Click Notifications
  • Manage Notifications
  • Billing or Service
  • Select Text Message and/or E-mail options

Auto Pay is a convenient option to pay your bill each month.

Auto Pay allows you to pay your monthly bill through an automated draft from your bank account or credit card at no extra charge. By enrolling in Auto Pay, you authorize STE to withdraw funds from your selected account to pay your monthly bill on the due date.

You are not required to sign up for Auto Pay. We offer it for your convenience only. If you prefer to mail your payment or schedule it through your bank, please do so.

IF YOU MAIL PAYMENTS: Please use the payment coupon included with your bill and mail to: P.O Box 370 Steelville, Mo. 65565

IF YOU SCHEDULE PAYMENTS THROUGH YOUR BANK: Please use your STE account number and STE payment address listed on your bill. For other payment options, click here.

First, you must provide a bank account and/or credit/debit card information to enroll in Auto Pay.


On the website:

  • Click on Billing & Payments
  • Click on Auto Pay Program on the sidebar
  • Click on Sign Up for Auto Pay
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions then follow the instructions.

On the app:

  • Select Pay My Bill
  • Select Auto Pay Program
  • Follow the instructions above.

You can save bank account and/or credit/debit card information for future bill payments. If you plan to enroll in the Auto Pay Program, you’ll be required to provide a stored payment account to pay your STE bill.


On the website:

  • Click My Profile
  • Click on Manage My Stored Payment Accounts
  • Follow the instructions to provide a bank account or card information.
  • You can add multiple bank accounts and cards under your stored payment accounts.

On the app:

  • Select Pay My Bill
  • Select Stored Payment Accounts
  • Select Add a Payment Method
  • Select which type of card or bank account information you will provide
  • Follow the instructions to provide a bank account or card information.

Other FAQs

No. You can take advantage of all the features of SmartHub or you can continue to pay your bill as you currently do.

Yes.

On the SmartHub portal, the home page shows all of your accounts along with the amounts due for those accounts and links to other detailed information.
On the app, select the Pay My Bill icon. The total due of all accounts will be displayed. You can select different information by account, such as partial payment and payment method.

You can also make a payment to a single account or partial payments to all accounts by clicking on the Billing & Payment button. You can also select the Make Payment button to view payment options for your accounts. On the app, select Pay My Bill icon. If you’re paying the total amount due, tap the Pay button. If you’re making a partial payment, tap the Pay Partial Amount, tap on the account and adjust the Pay Amount.

The information you see in the app and on the SmartHub web portal is shown in real-time.

However, if you keep your app or web version open for an extended time, you should refresh the page by selecting a new option in order to ensure the information is current.

You can report a service interruption by calling 573-775-2111 or through STE Smarthub during business hours. Afterhours, you will need to call 573-775-2111 for phone troubles and 573-775-4638 for internet issues.


On the website:

  • Log in to your SmartHub account
  • Click Report an Issue/Inquiry in the top right corner
  • Select the Other Issues/General Inquiry button
  • Choose your issue or inquiry from the drop-down menu
  • Provide the information requested
  • Select Submit.
  • You can view the status of your request or inquiry on the website.

On the app:

  • Log in to your SmartHub account
  • Select Contact Us
  • Select your issue or inquiry from the menu
  • Please provide the information requested
  • Select Submit.

Major projects often provide scammers with opportunities to steal your personal information.

Please know that throughout this communication process, we will never call or email you to ask for credit card numbers, bank account routing numbers or any other type of personal information.

If you do receive such communication from someone claiming to be an STE employee, please contact us.

As our company continues to grow, we are committed to providing a positive experience for all of our customers. These enhancements are ways we can provide a higher level of customer satisfaction for you.

All of these changes are within the normal operating budget of the company. There will not be a rate increase with regard to these changes.

Get Support

If you have any questions about setting up or using your SmartHub account, we are happy to assist you!

STE Communications
P.O. Box 370
61 E Highway 8
Steelville, MO 65565

573-775-2111