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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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    Most Annoying Utilities?

    Im deadling with a utility company that is lying about past occurances and its attempting to ad insult to injury and I have no other option but to bend over an comply because there is NO other company I can go to. What would you say is YOUR worst utility companies?
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    One of the many reasons I live off grid.

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    My city has a municipal controlled monopoly--water, gas, electric, garbage all are paid directly to the city; the cable lines are leased from the city with satellite being your only alternative. The telephone lines are owned by the city and leased to the provider. Forever, there was only 1 permissible carrier,. I know businesses can now compete for providers but I am unsure if residential can. In short, my worst utility provider is effectively my city. We are getting a nifty fiberoptic network though. At the rate they are going, I may actually have it by the time I am 140.

    I am planning to move to the country, so I will probably regret the convenience of all that when I actually have to carry my trash to the dump, have my septic pumped, and have work done to my well.

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    I have found pretty much every television cable and/or satellite company to be almost insufferable to deal with. And they're the one who do not have a strict monopoly like power and water, etc.
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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Both of them are annoying.

    They only generate $120 at most if someone lands on one - and that is if you own both.

    I like to stick with the purple/orange groups - followed by the red/yellow groups.

    Although i have a fondness for the railroads - especially Reading Railroad.

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    I put garbage but lately a new company has started around here that seems to get their act together. Next I would say electric but that may be somewhat unfair since I live in the deep south and browns are to be expected.
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    Our only utilities are garbage, electric and internet/phone, the latter two of which are provided by the same company, so I chose other only because the company makes us purchase land line service to use internet, even though we don't need/use a land line. No major complaints though.

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    LIPA (electric) is notoriously awfully.

    They left us in the dark for nearly three weeks following Hurricane Sandy while they chased off non-union crews generously sent from other states to help with the damage then they charged us all time highs for the time we were without electricity.

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    my landline company. one has to be constantly alert; they raise the bill all of the time. I'm this close to breaking ties with them forever.

    cable close second. proving once again how monopolies don't work. I've dumped tons of money into sports channels that I don't want, and I've had to use netflix to see programs on the channel that I do want. and you'd think for this fee they'd at least let me dvr, but that's also a tier above, apparently.

    however, these are all meaningless first world problems. we're lucky to get to bitch about this stuff, honestly.

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Im deadling with a utility company that is lying about past occurances and its attempting to ad insult to injury and I have no other option but to bend over an comply because there is NO other company I can go to. What would you say is YOUR worst utility companies?
    Hello everyone!

    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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