Southern California Edison - Deposit
Charged $200 because of a $6.00 bill. Roommate was going to move so I asked for service to be turned on. Roommate cancelled his turn off service. I was still charged $6.00 and when I did not pay on time my credit with Edison was bad so they wanted $200.00 deposit for service. So they charged two people for service, kept my $6.00, charged me again $6.00 and wanted $200.00 deposit.
Options.... no competitors for sure!! You do not have an option except direct withdrawal, good service from another utility or co-signer. never notified of this use until you want service.