I can’t tell you how completely frustrated and disappointed I am with Rochester Gas & Electric Company.
THEY made the mistake, even admitted the mistake was on their end but yet I have to pay for it.
The sad part is they are right.
What other options do we have besides having the service turned off and going without??
So let’s make a really long story as short as possible. I get a notice in the mail from RG&E saying they have not read the meter in the 12 months I’ve lived at this particular address.
Not one notice sent to inform me that the meter reader could not obtain a reading.
Okay.. So I go down to the leasing office, showed them the notice and the leasing agent said they didn’t understand why the meter was not read for the year they have access to the room.
After notifying RG&E a month later they send me a bill for over eight times the amount I’d been paying for service.
When I called to ask why my bill is so high the customer service representative said because they charged me for the whole year they didn’t get readings.
So let me get this correct… I have to pay for a mistake you guys made?
Now I asked the RG&E rep what if I can’t pay on time because I’m being billed for an entire year for the month, will my service will be shut off?
The rep acknowledged they were wrong for not reading the meters but also said no matter what I have to pay the bill.
Well what if I was a single mom with two or more kids on a fixed income, or an elderly person who needs support, someone who is disabled, or someone who simply may not have the means for whatever reason to pay if this happened to them?
So then we’d have to go with out gas and/or electricity??
That is just plain unacceptable.
As a community we have a voice and we can not allow ourselves to be taken advantage of or bullied into paying for a mistake that is clearly on the company.
We should not have to feel like we have no other options especially when we may have fixed or limited income that may leave us with a very hard decision.
Please share your story if you have experienced a similar issue with RG&E and/or the services they provide?
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