Re: Boyfriend wants to sign up for utility - gets hit with security fees
05-29-2012 08:38 PM
In some cases, service providers will refund a deposit after a year of good payment history ~ I think AT&T does this with wireless service. Have him inquire about this, and hopefully he'll only have to be out of pocket for 12 months.
Another option would be to skip the Cable TV service ( for now ) and just sign up for internet ~ that way the deposit amount wouldn't be as much. I know that it would kill some people to be "unplugged" but I have lived and survived without cable with no ill effects....