Review by The Gizmo
Good "Reliable, good speed teirs at 12/18/24 mbps, very reasonable price, RG allows use of own router."
- Location: Pearland,Brazoria,TX
- Cost Contract price not specified.
- Install: about 7 days
Bad "High first-hop ping around 25ms, new bandwidth caps make U-Verse irrelevant against DOCSIS 3.0."
Overall "Very good speed at a very good price, but the new caps make Cable DOCSIS 3.0 the clear choice."
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Value for money:
(ratings match consensus)
Got the 12mbps internet plan since it seemed like the best deal, being only $5 more for double the speed of 6mbps. Was tempting to try the 24/3 plan if available in my area, but is $20 more a month. Service is very reliable, as I'm only 1300 or so feet from the fiber node.
Originally had ISDN, so making the switch was a no-brainer for the internet. The TV service is also good, and the multi-room DVR is a very nice feature. The HD looks good, and the fast channel switching and guide preview are also nice.
The install took about 5 hours or so, but went pretty smoothly. Still using the RG provided as the main router, considering using my own router, but the one I have only supports up to 10mbits for the WAN port.
12/14/2010 Update: Service has been excellent so far, never have had a single drop in connection uptime, nor has the speed ever changed from 11.54mbit/sec. Still a good price for the internet too. My only complaint is that the upload is a little slow at 1.5mbits compared to the download at 12mbits. 24mbit plan is available but I mainly only want more upload, and 20 bucks more for 3mbit upload isn't worth it to me.
3/24/2011 Update: New bandwidth caps pretty much make U-Verse irrelevant in the broadband era of today, specially against DOCSIS 3.0 cable systems. U-Verse will have higher pings, slower speed tiers, same bandwidth cap, etc. against DOCSIS 3.0. So if you have DOCSIS 3.0 in your area, get that instead.
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