Do they offer a money back guarantee? If so, its basically risk free. Just make sure you can get ahold of them before plunging into any service openings.
It's very far from being risk free. If paid by Paypal, you can't even dispute the charge. Basically, there's nothing forcing providers to honor their moneyback guarantees. If they're honest, they will, if they aren't, you're not seeing that money again (usually).
Yup I guess your right. Couldn't have been said better. Get reviews on the providers you have a list for and make sure you can contact them on numerous occassions. Anthony, now that you mention that...that really is a shame. Granted the plan may only be $5 - $15 bucks (the principle of the whole thing) it's still a lose.
Guess that's why this industry is going no where now a days. It's the big guys now....and forever.