Not energy related, but I had a fellow from Roger's come to my door about 4 years ago selling me on all of the wonderful things about having Roger's Home Phone. Now I'm no fan of Roger's, I have everything through Bell except cable and only because I don't want to sign onto a 2 year contract for ExpressVu then possibly discover that they have sub-standard HD reception. So I signed up and within minutes of it being installed a few days later the whole ordeal became a nightmare of epic proportions. I clearly asked both the sales guy and the installer if it would affect my Sympatico high speed, they said it wouldn't. Well of course it did. Turns out I had to install a "dry loop" at my cost which didn't work so I was on dial-up for over two weeks, the phone reception was poor and if the power goes off there's no use of the phone, and the story goes on and on. At the end of my rope I finally phoned Bell, got someone really cool and told them what a horrible mistake I had made and I wanted to come back to Bell home phone. They had me all fixed up, Internet restored, a credit on the cost of the dry loop, no cost to come back and Roger's out the door in two days. The only thing I had to do was return the modem to a Roger's store.
As stated above, the moral of the story is avoid people who come to your door to sell you a service or product.
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