Electric & Gas Companies Informative - Survival - Electric and Gas

Review by oldman62827 on 2007-02-24
SOUTHERN AREA, ILLINOIS -- This is not just area I'm in... it is all over.

For years parents and myself live day by day and pay ck to pay ck...not all, for one reason or another, have had good financial stability and for one I do not as well.Won't even get into medical..another biggie...

Excuses for companies to raise prices/go out of biz. or merge with one another. But what is amazing is the fact that the ones on top-exec's still get there bonus and raises even when a company is doing bad. The consumer/worker is always the loser.

Is there a way to adjust this/alternative(s)---YEP---but they won't..$$ they would loose there summer home(s)..

And forget the politicians...there prim goal in life is to get all they can for the short time they are in office..politician is a politician
no matter whom they are..take some time and go over bills past over the last few decades and look at all the tid-bit just put into bills--under the covers.>> and whom put them there <<
you would be amazed...but this is just the tip of the bigger picture..guess I could go on but this as well as other areas I have written will be lost/dumped...

just my voicing my thoughts...
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-02-25
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-02-24:
I really thought by the title that you were going to give us some hints to survive w/o electric and gas companies. I was disappointed, since, I've done a lot of research on this.
Posted by D. on 2007-02-25:
I understand what the poster is saying...and it's true. Take my phone bill as another example...there was a charge for about two dollars that I didn't understand what it was for, but it appeared on my bill every month. When I called, I was told it was a courtesy charge to "help pay phone bills for the low income people"...I told them I was never aware of this charge, and I didn't' agree to "donate" to this cause. They said the phone company as an agreement with the government or whoever...so, here I am paying for other people's bills AGAIN? Then I asked them about another charge on my phone bill that shows up every month, I was told, "Oh that's the charge for your dial tone"...?????? I pay EXTRA to have the privilege of a dial tone? I wonder if I would have the choice to use my phone without the use of a dial tone? Why not charge for the use of each number on the number pad too??????
Posted by Nohandle on 2007-02-25:
DB, I don't think anyone can decipher his telephone bill. I use another company for long distance so my telephone bill is only for a landline. I have no problem with the extra $1.00 charged each month for E911 assistance (cellular customers are not assessed the charge) but all those other little charges add up..half of them I don't pretend to understand. Yeah, they've got an answer for all. On another note, there's a block to check on my power bill to add extra to my payment to assist those who cannot pay his bill, but I've never heard of those charges being automatically added to a service. At some point I guess you have no choice but to bite the bullet. I, as you, resent those charges without my permission.

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