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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Utilities question 

Lou Finkle e-mails:
We lost house, furnishings, clothes, etc... We now live in a motorhome in shopping center parking lots. We are unable to reach cable, water, electric companies to inform them to cancel our services. They do not provide means to cancel services via Internet and 5 days of calling leads us nowhere. How can we get these utilities canceled?
I'll look into this, but I imagine all those providers will be able to look at many addresses and be able to tell that there's nothing to bill folks for after Sept. 28/29. We're lucky to have e-mail access here and I've already gotten one note from a company telling me they'd suspended my account and even credited me for the previous month. I'm sure it was a mass e-mailing based on Zip code, but it was a welcome site.

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