Review by u358285
Good "Cheaper than cable broadband. DSL pro package includes McAfee Security Center"
- Location: Evanston,Cook,IL
- Cost: $35 per month
Bad "No upgrade path to Elite, No AV for mac OSX"
Overall "If I could leave I would."
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This is a long-term review of the AT&T DSL Pro service, as I've been a customer since 2007 at this particular location.
I'm still running a Cisco 2621 + a Siemens SpeedStream 4100, as it provides better performance over the Cisco WIC-1ADSL card I had been using previously.
On 2/14/12, AT&T emailed me an offer to upgrade my DSL service for a discount of $5.00 for the first 3 months. After providing the information requested, the net result is that I still cannot upgrade to anything beyond my present level of service.
An online chat with an AT&T rep yielded some information...I don't qualify for the Elite tier. He speculated that the issue is either the distance from the CO or the circuit I'm on isn't compatible with Elite(?).
Good news, U-verse Internet access is available in my area! What speeds are available?
Hey, that's the same as what I'm already getting. What exactly am I gaining?
As an aside, I checked out Comcast's offerings. For about 12 bucks more than what I'm paying, I could conceivably get the Performance package. The only caveat would be that I'd have to string either utp or coax, depending on where I want to locate the cable modem.
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Att/Bellsouth.net service and their customer service This last weekend I noticed that emails that I send from my bellsouth.net account were not actually being delivered. I set the option for delivery notification and got the following message:
"Your message was successfully relayed via mx.bellsouth.yahoo.com for delivery to: MY USER NAME@bellsouth.net", yet I never actually received the email. I tried sending myself email from my gmail.com account to my bellsouth.net account and it worked fine. I have two different computers, and both have the same problem.
I then called ATT customer support. They start out by giving me my caller ID number and asking if this is the account about which I am calling - I tell them yes - I then go through endless number of voicemail prompts many of which are designed to up-sell me on ATT products and service, all the while this is going on I am repeatedly asked for my account phone number over and over. When I finally get fed up with the endless questions that are totally irrelevant to my problem, I start laying on the "0" over and over until I finally get a message telling me that they will connect me and the wait is 16 minutes.
After now being on the phone for over 20 minutes, I finally get connected to someone in India. These people just do not listen to your problem. They have some script they follow which assumes that you are not even connected to the internet or if you are, that you have not set up your account properly. You tell them that nothing has changed in either of your computers, both are doing the same thing, bellsouth.net receiving works fine only sending is a problem and remind them of the delivery notification that indicated successful delivery - NONE OF THIS SEEMS TO REGISTER. My service advisor is convinced that everything is fine with the ATT/Yahoo/BellSouth system and that the problem must be with my setup, so he offers to transfer me to ATTs "pay for" technical support.
In summary, my opinion of ATT is at an all time low - this is not my first problem with ATT DSL service. I have had numerous issues none of which have ever been solved by ATT customer service, however all of which just seem to go away by themselves after a few days.
I must find a new service provider