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norbert26
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join:2010-08-10
Warwick, RI
reply to tmc8080

Re: will customers pay?

said by tmc8080:

when customers get hit with unexpected high bills, they will cancel their service leaving a bill in collections rather than pay hundreds to a greedy ISP..

and have toasted credit. Forget applying for a job, renting a car,renting a APT or house,buying a house and the like. The cable company WILL prevail.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
for one- not all companies check credit- its a very very rare thing they do- unless you work for a bank or handle huge amounts of cash and i know many companies that do not- Wal-Mart, Target, Krogers, Barns & Noble and the list goes on that do NOT touch credit reports, they only reserve the right to.

as far as a cable company reporting to credit- LMAO! That costs $$$$ they won't do that. They just make sure you never get service in that area again. Especially TWC. You can owe TWC Dayton money but go to TWC Mid-Ohio or NY and get services without a problem.

tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
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reply to norbert26
said by norbert26:

said by tmc8080:

when customers get hit with unexpected high bills, they will cancel their service leaving a bill in collections rather than pay hundreds to a greedy ISP..

and have toasted credit. Forget applying for a job, renting a car,renting a APT or house,buying a house and the like. The cable company WILL prevail.

While I won't list all all of the things a consumer can do.. one of them is challenge false and misleading billing.. when in dispute, they HAVE to take it off your credit report or you can SUE the creidt bureau AND the cable company.

Also, it's doubtful a cable company can ruin your life for a bill less that $1k... Most cable companies are not like the worst of the credit card companies (aka American Express).

Lastly, this metered billing will eventually blow up in the cable companies face because consumers will backlash against it and stop buying services from them. Bits of data are not like gasoline, providers can't gouge just because they feel like it and get away with it for an extended period of time, just watch (what happens). BTW, we're talking about wired services.. don't claim the duopoly in Cellco is a fair comparison, because it is not.. wireline has more regional companies and much more government oversight than wireless telecom (on the residentail consumer level).