I don't really have much problem dealing with my utility providers, but I do feel that I pay too much for what I receive, primarily because I have to deal with monolopies. Factor in some competition, and I think I'd pay a bit less.
"To be broke is not a disgrace, it is only a catastrophe." -- Nero Wolfe/Rex Stout
COX communications has pretty much monopolized the hampton Roads area, as other places. They are extremely wishy washy in the consistancy of the bill. It always seems like they are adding misc. charges, but when I call to question them, they give me the run around to the point where I am getting SO frustrated, I give the "Supervisor" a few choice statements, and Hang up.
I have been thinking of making the switch to another company, but it is almost impossible to NOT deal with COX.
My city only has one phone company and they were a rip off. They were charging us "local long distance" to call people around the corner. Our bill was 80.00 a month for a basic phone line. No call waiting, caller i.d.
nothing. So needless to say our cell phones also serve as a home phone.
AND they were rude to boot !!
Other utilites are way overpriced if you ask me.