The problem of the $19.00 locksmith never seems to go away. The Houston locksmith market is awash with UNLICENSED companies advertising $19.00 service charge! These companies sole intent is to get into your home and rip you off. They employ tactics such as bait and switch and fine print price increases. That means the price increase is in the fine print which you failed to read. After nearly 30 years in the Houston and Atlanta locksmith business, I can assure you that no legitimate company charges $19.00 for a service charge. It is simple business math. You cannot run a service vehicle on this type of fee. The final price charged by these companies is always much more than the locksmith customer would have paid a legitimate company who charges a normal service rate plus labor and parts. Here is one example of a company advertising $19.00. Note also that there is no Texas Department of Public Safety License #. Use unlicensed companies at your own peril! You have been warned. Don't say noone told you. There are several Houston locksmith companies which are licensed by the state of Texas and can provide Houston locksmith customers with safe and quality service. Use them! The TDPS license is their way of insuring that their company has met the stardards of integrity as set by the state. The state of Texas conducts finger print checks and background checks for your safety! Any company advertising Houston locksmith services is required by law to display this number in their internet ad. Look for it! Master Locksmith Company Inc. has it! Feel free to call us for all your Houston locksmith needs! 713 878 2189 Master Locksmith Company Inc is a Texas licensed locksmith!