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  • Cell Phone

    6 16.22%
  • Cable / Dish company

    21 56.76%
  • Water

    2 5.41%
  • Electric

    9 24.32%
  • Garbage

    0 0%
  • Natural Gas

    4 10.81%
  • Unnatural Gas

    0 0%
  • Dont Know / Other

    4 10.81%
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Thread: Most Annoying Utilities?

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by Plebeian View Post
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    In this poll I voted Cable/Dish Company. Out of all the listed utilities in the poll, my worst experiences by far have been with my Cable Company.
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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Electric company. Our power goes out FAR more often than it should.
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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Ive said for a long time...that no one should be profiting off anything that people must have...Like Electric, water and natural gas for heating...its the profit factor that always gets in the way of and comes before people

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Progress electric (largely owned by Chinese now). They raised rates 50% to pre-pay for two new nukes that they aren't sure if they actually are going to build or not, and if they do they'll go on line in 15 to 20 years.

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Ive said for a long time...that no one should be profiting off anything that people must have...Like Electric, water and natural gas for heating...its the profit factor that always gets in the way of and comes before people
    Electricity is required??? When I was a kid we had our electricity turned off for six months we got along fine. Oil went to less than 10 bucks a barrel pop was a welder so not enough work. Admitedly we were in California but it does get cold here during the winter it drops to the low 20's and teens in deep winter. That aint Maine or New York or Michigan cold but still if you have gas or heating oil you should be able to get by. Electricity is not a requirement.
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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Electricity is required??? When I was a kid we had our electricity turned off for six months we got along fine. Oil went to less than 10 bucks a barrel pop was a welder so not enough work. Admitedly we were in California but it does get cold here during the winter it drops to the low 20's and teens in deep winter. That aint Maine or New York or Michigan cold but still if you have gas or heating oil you should be able to get by. Electricity is not a requirement.
    Ive experienced all those things myself when I was a kid...today you need electric alot more than when I was a kid...theres alot more on it then there ever was...I think most would agree that electric is a fundamental necessity..

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Ive said for a long time...that no one should be profiting off anything that people must have...Like Electric, water and natural gas for heating...its the profit factor that always gets in the way of and comes before people
    Yet without some level of profit motive, these services would be in much more limited supply than they are now. In some places, they probably wouldn't be available at all. Or if they were available, they might as well be non-existent for most people as they would be prohibitively expensive.



    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Progress electric (largely owned by Chinese now). They raised rates 50% to pre-pay for two new nukes that they aren't sure if they actually are going to build or not, and if they do they'll go on line in 15 to 20 years.
    My local power company wanted to do the same thing. Have customers essentially pre-pay for a nuclear power plant... that may never get built. And, to make it even better, if it didn't get built, all that money that ratepayers coughed up would be down the drain and gone forever.

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Yet without some level of profit motive, these services would be in much more limited supply than they are now. In some places, they probably wouldn't be available at all. Or if they were available, they might as well be non-existent for most people as they would be prohibitively expensive.




    My local power company wanted to do the same thing. Have customers essentially pre-pay for a nuclear power plant... that may never get built. And, to make it even better, if it didn't get built, all that money that ratepayers coughed up would be down the drain and gone forever.

    Wow. What a deal. Where do I sign up?

    Same thing here we DID start prepaying for a power plant they never built and guess who pocketed all the money...you got it the util company...that is BS

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Electricity is required??? When I was a kid we had our electricity turned off for six months we got along fine. Oil went to less than 10 bucks a barrel pop was a welder so not enough work. Admitedly we were in California but it does get cold here during the winter it drops to the low 20's and teens in deep winter. That aint Maine or New York or Michigan cold but still if you have gas or heating oil you should be able to get by. Electricity is not a requirement.
    -10 is deep winter wow that's warm.

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Well where I lived before the town put everything on one bill and handled gas as well. We would get $300-400 utility bills in the winter in a two bedroom house with a basement. The electric was about $150-200 for some reason. It was outrageous. My current place gas is seperate and with a gas stove, water, and heat the last bill was $40! Of course gas is only 1.435 cents per unit right now as well. Most of the bill is actually service charges. During the summer my bill was $20. Power is typically $100 or less, utilties which includes water sewage and trash is about $70 or less a month. Internet is $50 and cable is dead so I see no point in it. My phone bill is crazy big. Around $200 for two phones.
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