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Old 06-11-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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I'm trying to bargin shop from the companies I am currently using...besides Comcast, Nicor Gas, ComEd, Dish, & Direct TV, what other utility companies are available in this area?

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Old 06-11-2007, 06:56 PM
 
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None that I know of. It seems the companies you mention pretty much have a monopoly of providing service throughout Chicagoland.

I can tell you with Comcast, if you call and complain about the price, or threaten to shut off your service, they will often give you a special promotional rate for a while. Again, this is not a guarantee, but I and a few others have done it on various occasions.
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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Well I live in Grayslake and I know for sure for this suburb city the only phone company that we have to use from is AT&T. I tried all the other phone companies such as Sprint, Comcast and other little local companies and they each said they do not offer svc in the area. AT&T has the area locked up whereas you have no option but them.
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