I was staring at serious cutbacks in my budget.
I was really disappointed to see my utility bills going up. I live in the very rural part of the desert so the only option for internet access was a satellite service. Not cheap and not very fast. I had also subscribed to a satellite tv service and the price seemed to creep up monthly until I reached the end of my contract, then it nearly doubled!
Then something great happened: Without any warning the construction crews showed up in my drive to install fiber optic service! I had the installation scheduled and all was going to plan. I cancelled the satellite services to coincide with the fiber optic installation.
Then something bad happened: My neighbors all got hooked up, but I didn't! I called the company and tried to control my anger. I managed to keep a lid on it and I was transferred to the construction manager. He apologized that they had missed my house and had not installed a box. So, he offered hook up my house to a copper cable install.
Then something better happened: I asked if the company would pro rate my bill because my service would not be as fast as fiber optic. He said "Your service will be free until we can get someone out there to bring the fiber optic to the house." I get 30MBPS and its free. Three bills eliminated. Total monthly savings $280.
I'm still trying to remember when or how I put in a call to 'Universal 6' but they were listening.
Thanks for sharing :)
Thanks, Infinity! I have a feeling there's going to be more to this story. All good.
Fantastic!!!!!! Thanks for sharing Mike
Howdy Good Vibe!
If it keeps going like this, that's an annual savings of $3360 US. Found money.