"I don't like the bill business. It come in like it pressure you every time you get the bill and the deadline," said Waisome.
"The bill came to $13,000 and me pay $12,000 and mi get cut off for the $1,000," said Waisome.
She said she didn't want to go the route of stealing electricity, but she could not afford to be without power either. So when a customer service representative of the utility company sought to calm her by informing her of the option to get prepaid electricity, her interest was piqued.
About two days later, her prepaid meter was installed and she has been living JPS bill-free ever since.