Archive for January, 2015

Pat Collins

Getting the Bills Paid in Texas

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... Services: Career and Education Opportunities in Denton, TexasMoving to a new state can be a real hassle. Never mind the frustration and anxiety that packing by itself can induce but trying to find new services for your utilities is never a process that I look forward to. Going through the steps to compare prices is not as easy for energy utilities as it is for the Internet or phone services but thanks to websites like http://www.energyproviderstexas.com/first-choice-energy-texas/ it has become a lot easier to find the companies that are in my area. I really appreciate it when someone can really bring all the information together that someone like myself might have difficulty finding otherwise.

I was honestly surprised by the number of energy utility companies that area in Texas. It’s easy to forget just how big the state is and how many natural resources that they have available to them. This has really helped the energy industry grow here in Texas, allowing multiple companies to rise up in Texas and give way to plenty of competition. That’s great news for people like myself who are both new to the state as well as being on a tight budget which has left me counting every penny and every watt that I can.

Being a student on a budget means that I have to really scrape together every bit of cash I can in order to pay my bills. Thanks to the competitive nature here in Texas within the industry you can find pretty great deals in your area. That’s why I have always chose First Choice myself. I’ve been able to save quite a bit of money by calling up the company and suggesting that I might want to switch over to another utility provider since I’m having trouble paying the bill; they almost always are willing to cut me a deal!

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Pat Collins

American Consumers Don’t Want Much

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2nd Signal Brigade (United States)When I became a customer of Allegiance Cable, I admit that I had never even heard of them before. I’ve lived in a lot of places and I’ve only had three different cable providers despite the distance between those places that I have lived (at least a dozen cities at this point). So when I came across a name I have never heard of, I was more than happy to give them a try because there was just no way that they could be worse than any of the other three that I had the misfortune of being a customer of.

I’m glad that I was right but I’m still disappointed that there is not a single company in the industry right now that isn’t trying to change their business model toward something that is more familiar to those of us whoa have grown up raised with the web at our fingertips and for those who are growing up with it at their hip. We are consuming media on a plethora of varying devices but the cable companies are doing very little to adapt to the changing generations who will be their future customers and instead are attempting to restrict access to the web.

We can’t live like this. America is supposed to hold to a higher standard thann the rest of the world. We’re meat to be a first world country that is above even first world countries. We are supposed to be a model in which other countries look toward when they think of success and comfort; shouldn’t our companies be representative of that too? Should they not be held to a higher standard than the rest of the world? Instead we are allowing them to walk all over our consumers who simply want quality content and quality service.

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