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Old 08-22-2013, 05:49 PM   #21
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Comcast got way to expensive for me. Switched to Directv...on their cheapest package. Nothing really on any of the packages I want to desperately watch. Likely kill that off completely in 2 years at the end of the contract....then maybe switch to internet only....we will see how that alternative does over the next couple of years. Now I just need to talk myself into giving Verizon the heave ho. We make very few calls on our two cheapest cell phones. Paying $87 a month for that privilege now.....with how little we call I can see going to Pageplus through Verizon. Something like $12 a month up to 250 minutes....more than enough for us.

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Old 08-22-2013, 06:17 PM   #22
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How about fees creeping down? I got this email from Megacorp this morning:

Our overall health claims have been lower than expected in the Megacorp Medical PPO and Dental PPO plans. There are many reasons for this improvement, but if you’ve been making an effort to make healthy choices and better manage your healthcare expenses, then you’ve played a small role. If you’re enrolled in the affected plans, you will not have a monthly premium deducted from your pay for the month of September.

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Germonico View Post
Not exactly fee creep, but having recently moved into a rental apt. my monthly natural gas consumption fee is around 75 cents (stove only). Admin fees & distribution charges bring the monthly bill to around $13.
Well, they put all that pipe in the ground, they meter your gas consumption, thy look for leaks, and it is still incredibly cheap. Try someone in the third world who has 1/10 your income and pays 3x as much for cooking fuel.

For the most part, ex medical care, college, and a few other things, America is a raging bargain.


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