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Paid the fee in full like it said to and got sent a link to schedule an appointment to turn it back on but it didn't work and Said I had to call customer service. Seems their business hours aren't at 9:30 am on a Friday. Call multiple times and won't let me schedule anything but says I paid and that I owe nothing anymore. ** business that doesn't know how to answer the phone.
My entire winter bills were "Estimated", gas price were at 0.55 to 0.68 during the winter season. When they increase the gas price in May at 1.11, the bill suddenly became "Actual" instead of "Estimated". They claimed more than 200 reading difference accumulated from the winter season, but they charged this 200 reading difference at 1.11. I called customer service, as a result, they sent me an even ridiculous bill! Can somebody tell me what to do with a deceitful company like this? I wish I can grade this company zero star.
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Our bill got past due because of Covid and we paid half of it. Still to be turned off on Easter weekend. Said we can’t get it back on until Tuesday. Four days of freezing with four kids in the house. This is unacceptable. And will be changing service as soon as possible.
Gas service shut off on Oct 19th, paid past due bill on Oct 20 but they can't come turn it back on for 4 days till Mon Oct 25. If they shut me off in a day they should come today Thurs the 21st to turn it back on. This is garbage that it takes 4 days and I need an appt to get service back on. Try giving someone some overtime and come turn my gas back on the same dang day. My bill is paid! **!
Nicor replaced our gas meter in December of 2017. Their crew asked if they could place the new meter at a new location on our home and stated they would remove all the hardware at the site of the old meter. I said OK. I assume this new location meant less work for them. After removing the old meter they left a steel pipe sticking straight up out of my concrete patio that was connected to nothing. They said they would come back later and remove that section of piping and fill in the hole in the patio. They still haven't removed that pipe as of October 16th, 2020. Whether it be a phone call or the occasional worker that comes to our house, I get a different story every time and no one ever does anything.
Recently one service provider came and said he didn't have the right tools but I could go ahead and do it myself. I said I wasn't comfortable doing it myself and wanted Nicor to complete the job they agreed to do. Approximately a week later someone else came out, this person said there could be contaminated water in this pipe and they did not have the right tools. If that was the case, why did the last serviceman tell me to remove it myself? Also why do none of the technicians have the tools needed to do this job? I'm not sure why Nicor has no interest in removing this safety hazard which someone could trip on and seriously injure themselves on if they were to fall on in.
My gas was shut off due to a gas “emergency.” I was never notified. Three days later, I realized I had no gas service. My meter was locked. My account was up to date. Called customer service. They were unable to give any specifics. No one knows who called in the gas emergency or why, and if no one is home, they do not do any further followup. I called for repairs to my hot water heater thinking it was not working despite it being only 11 months old never thinking my gas may have been shut off! I was pissed! There is accountability with this monopoly! My state rep has been notified!
I have for years asked them to close the online accounts created when I previously had gas service. I get reminders about credit card information expiring for my account for a service I discontinued years ago. They confirm the service is off routinely but will not remove the account. In 2020 I have just received another notice for credit card information expiring on an account from 2012.
Today is the 110 day after Nicor sent out an e mail stating that they would be installing my gas service in three to ten days. When you call there and ask for scheduling you get the same answer every time, "Somebody will call you tomorrow." After getting a person's name that could solve this problem I left him a voicemail, that was three days ago and still no response. This is new construction so we have been waiting to run the water service to the house due to no heat in the house. In my thirty years in business I have never had such an issue with any of my vendors or customers. I talked to a Nicor worker one day at lunch and he said it will never change there because they have no competition and they can do what they want!
Nicor Gas needs to be seriously regulated. For years we have had to put up with Nicor on our credit reports reporting negatively against our credit and also giving us unethical high gas bills whether you rented or owned a home and no one seems to care. While the ceo's of nicor live a lavish life price gouging on the consumers. They send out extremely high gas bills with weeks to pay and if not paid boom you're hit with a disconnection notice and even some reason you are not allowed to enter into a payment agreement and if you're successful at getting one it is their choice how much you pay with adding the new high bill to the bill. Complete cash cow business. While the customers sit and ponder on how to pay this Nicor expense, again you're disconnected and once you do pay it, you're punished with the wait game!!! 5 days or more, nevertheless you have small children or elderly parents living with you.
Nicor excuse is we have to light the pilots and make sure the gas is on. Well for the first time nicor disconnected me they Nicor bandit spent all of 10 seconds pushing a button and leaving. There is absolutely no reason why it takes that long to reconnect the gas once the unethical bill has been paid. NICOR I don't know how your ceo's sleep at night knowing fully well what you are doing. But there is a a point that your unethical behavior will stop and stop taking advantage of consumers. You are the only Gas company that most have no other choice to deal with and you take full advantage of that and you have no issues with it. All I can say is shame on you, when will your pockets be full enough to satisfy your wealthy habits??? Lord help us.
Reading other reviews to realize I am not alone on this. They supposedly sent someone out, I have a newborn at home with a toddler-- we've been moving all day (my husband-in and out unloading the truck) while I am inside organizing. NO ONE NOT A SINGLE SOUL OR TRUCK SHOWED UP. I call at 4:30pm.. (also mind you I had other technicians throughout the day cable & internet both came) (appt time is 8-5pm--notice the 9 hr window & NO phone call to say we're on the way) & they say someone came. No one was present. They left & will not come back, reschedule for Tuesday again 9-5 window--the original appointment was Saturday). Mind you I had this stop/start service scheduled 2 weeks in advance so I won't have an issue doing it last minute. Customer service is completely rude, not understanding and is in no way to own up to anything their employees did, they continue to blame the customer.
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