this posting has two purposes: 1) to see if anyone has a similar experience.... 2) to give a heads-up if you haven't.
i had a representative come to my door from a company called, "major energy." she kept asking me to show her a copy of my coned bill. i told her that i wasn't interested in switching utility companies. she told me that i wouldn't be switching companies, as my billing would still be coming from coned and that they work in conjunction with coned to provide lower rates. i was still too wary to show her anything.
finally she said she just needed to see the bar chart on the statement that shows the month-to-month gas usage to see if we qualified for a discounted rate. i showed her JUST THE CHART through my screen door. when she saw that, she said that we qualified, and then she asked me for our coned account number. now this i straight-out refused to do. i told her that i simply wasn't comfortable passing that information to someone at my door. she then said i could sign up online. i checked out the site and they seemed legit, but i decided to call coned instead to see if this was a valid company and if this person's claims were true.
coned said that they were legit, but that by passing on my coned information, i indeed would be switching services (the person at my door insisted that it's not considered a switch). coned would bill me in their stead, but my service would be coming from this other company...then down the road a second bill would probably come from them (something about one company providing the gas, and coned delivering it). coned couldn't tell me whose rates would be better.
so as skeptical as i am as to whether coned has the most competitive rates, i'm not necessarily convinced that they're not the best provider in the long run. they certainly are the main provider in our area, so i'm more likely to stick by them. i'm all for saving money, but not with a chance of risking our service.
has anyone ever switched...especially to this "Major Energy" company? and, if you have switched, was it worth it (ie: how is new service and rates)?