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Review by digitalrao See Profile

  • Location: Rosenberg,Fort Bend,TX
  • Business customer Business customer
  • Cost: $14 per month (12 month contract)
  • Install: about 12 days
  • Telco party AT&T
Good "former SBC ( Southwest Bell ) Comcast Busines class customer back to AT&T nothing changed "
Bad "AT&T customer service reps gotten as bad Comcast Xfinity reps they don't care i still have no U-Verse down a road with LCISDfibe"
Overall "deal with Comcast Xfinity with faster speeds or Internet America ISP"

I am business owner of 4 I.T firms , media tech company and lawn & pool companies (dba) for 15 years i have doing business all over houston and from Califorinia to Ohio and NYC i am former Geeksquad virtual agent best in the Geeksquad virtual agents i got connections to Houston yet i stuck in Rosenbegr with Urban setting with rural broadband speeds and customer service .. i am dealing with AT&T disconnects and more daily .. I live down the road from Bowie elem and Bank we have fiber optics loop from Lamar CISD yet AT&T doesnt want lease the lines to bring AT&T U-verse to Brooks & Bamore yet Comcast Xfinity has i can reach 100 mbps with buying T1 ( Ethernet line or private line to my business address of 815 Brooks Avenue

I do software development & I.T support and technical support and well Multimedia productions on youtube

member for 9.3 years, 111 visits, last login: 3 days ago
lodged 22 days ago

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Review by Nobeepin See Profile

  • Location: Glendale Heights,Du Page,IL
  • Cost: $75 per month
  • Telco party AT&T
Good "You can use the telephone while being online!!"
Bad "Wifi was a bit off since living in apt "
Overall "Overall experience was great before we left i beleive they started doing discount bundle if you have directv"

My Other Reviews

·WOW Internet and..
·DIRECTV
Internet
Phone
later Satellite bundle

We loved AT&T
we had no problems with them we had a little problem with rback profile. tech department was on duty and handled everything fine.
we tried couple device 2wire gateway 2701 series it was the first kind we ever owned that had a built-in router with Wifi
equipment over at att was pretty superb

member for 211 days, 72 visits, last login: a few hours ago
updated 25 days ago

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Review by ramsaso See Profile

  • Location: Houston,Harris,TX
  • Cost: $31 per month
  • Telco party Southwestern Bell
Good "Reliable, Fast, Cheap (for 6 months), it's Southwestern Bell? AKA AT&T or AT&T Southwest?"
Bad "Original modem died (SpeedStream 4100) but that was 2011... so far... None! (in 2014?)"
Overall "Best so far for NON-HD videos/excessive downloading"
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(ratings match consensus)

Update 22 August 2014: Unfortunatly, after I've wrote this, they had jacked it up to $46 in my February bill so my wife called Ma Bell retention and told the U.S rep "We don't have any cell phones and the SIM doohicky." (NOTE: We both do and have T-Mobile but that's a different story is it?). She told me that the rep recognized our situation and instead of charging us $23, she made us pay $31. Not TOO much but enough so that we can still keep our beloved POTS line. (We use "pay-as-you-go on T-MO) Still, can't complain but wish that we had U-Verse Internet and hope we can keep our POTS still connected to our 5ESS central office for the foreseeable future. (Also, we pay under $60 for both phone and internet which is enough for our budget. And to those who wants to persuade us to VoIP, no thank you. Both of us oppose it. )

I signed up for their basic DSL service in March 2007 when I was moving to my apartment with Ma Bell's promotion of 14.99 for DSL. By the time i moved in, the service was already activated and everything was pleasant after i installed the modem and configured it up (im happy that my email address ended in "@sbcglobal.net"). No problems since then, even with the service increasing by $5 (by that time, my service costed 19.99 and that the original modem died) I got a refurbished Netgear since then.

Fast-Forward to now, I'm still using them but with the addition of their 6mbs plan with some tricks that made me pay $23(I told them that if they couldn't give me a cheaper price, I would move to Time Warner with their 15mbs plan.)

Please note that I am limited to 2 companies which can provide me with internet service, AT&T (and companies who are like MNVOs such as DSL Extreme) and this damn cable company WaveVision which I definitely will not use for the rest of my life.

So far... so good. Now the things that I would like to see is that AT&T support more speeds like 10mbs for DSL and get the "Phantom Mode" thing from Alcatel-Lucent...plus support our copper lines!

Also, even though i added the dsl service a long time ago, i just wanted to type this review as of 2014 because the connection has stayed stable throughout with the exception of disconnections when Ike hit Texas in 2008 and when my fax machine picks up (i don't have time to install a filter there...)

member for 256 days, 86 visits, last login: a few hours ago
updated 27 days ago

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Review by ScottHilt See Profile

  • Location: New Smyrna Beach,Volusia,FL
  • Cost: $52 per month
  • Install: about 10 days
  • Telco party AT&T
Good "It's an internet connection"
Bad "Speed, Reliability, Price, Customer Service "
Overall "I only have at&t DSL because it's the only ISP that services my address. DON'T CHOOSE IF YOU HAVE A CHOICE!!!"
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My Other Reviews

·Bright House
I only have AT&T DSL because it's the only ISP that services my address. DON'T CHOOSE IF YOU HAVE A CHOICE! I absolutely HATE AT&T. Not only am I forced into AT&T DSL, but the max speed that it available to my address is 6mbps. I was told that in order to get a faster speed I have to sign up for U-Verse. Here's the kicker. U-Verse is not available in my neighborhood and that AT&T only offers DSL speeds faster then 6mbps in cities where U-Verse is not available at all. So since U-Verse is available in my city, but not my neighborhood I'm stuck with 6mbps.

This service is so bad that I will be moving at the end of my lease for the sole reason of getting AT&T out of my life again.

member for 2.5 years, 33 visits, last login: 33 days ago
updated 42 days ago

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SlowFITL

join:2012-02-01
Mobile, AL

Look on the bright side...

At least you're renting. I own my home and I'm stuck with AT&T and 6mbit dsl with no hope of being upgraded in the foreseeable future. I despise AT&T!

spam2me

@74.190.254.x

Re: Look on the bright side...

You are still fortunate. You could be stuck with ATT's EXTREME 3mb service like I am. If it runs over 2mb speeds it's a good day. Nothing else available to my house. Plus they are charging $49 a month for such lame service. Outta be a law.....

LTDUNN86

@206.135.75.x

Re: Look on the bright side...

I don't see wow you would be complaining. I would love 6Mbs down. unfortunately i'm stuck with no options whatsoever so I am stuck with a very expensive 1.5Mb T1 connection! People who have the nerve to complain about only having dsl service should do without anything for a while and see how they feel!
cj_version2

join:2014-07-08
US
Reviews:
·Comcast
I'm stuck with "Extreme" (what a misnomer) at a site in the middle of downtown Atlanta, myself. That and a T-1 line, so I feel you guys' pain. It appears to be the only solution, too. Signed a contract very early this year with Comcast Business after two years of trying to get them to run cable 175ft across two poles. You guessed it! No install or sign they'll actually do it at all yet as of August 19th. [Edit] By the way, I was thinking about accepting a job offer in Daytona and living in New Smyrna Beach, but one of the reasons I didn't was I couldn't find a decent ISP there where I wanted to live. Bummer.

Review by daftwhat See Profile

  • Location: Ravenel,Charleston,SC
  • Cost: $80 per month
  • Telco party AT&T
Good "nothing"
Bad "customer service never fixes anything, constant disconnects, slow speed available to area"
Overall "DO NOT BUY"
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Connection reliability:
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(ratings below consensus)

I have the 3 megabit line because it is the only slot available in my area and all the higher ones are taken. It has been like this for years now so I don't expect them to upgrade their slots anytime soon. I would try U-Verse but apparently they stop 2 miles short of my house. You would think I live in the middle of nowhere, judging by the availability of internet where I live but I really don't.

During the hours of 12-7pm, I have constant disconnects of my internet to the point to where it is unuseable. I have tried many, many times to get them to fix it but every phone call and tech visit gets me nothing. It may be OK for a day but after that its back to the same problems. I heard U-Verse is alright but the DSL is terrible. Even if they brought UVerse to me, I wouldn't buy it now. The company is terrible.

I tried getting Comcast but that company is completely inept so it looks like I'm stuck with terrible internet for the rest of my life.

Update 5/19/14: Problems still persist as usual, called tech support and the rep was extremely nice. She acknowledged that we had a problem and we elected to send out a tech(yet again) Tech arrives, pokes around, can't find a single problem. The disconnects hadn't started their daily routine yet because the tech came out in the early morning. Sure enough, as soon as tech leaves, an hour later the disconnects start happening. Tech even got our hopes up saying we could maybe get U-Verse(because I'm willing to try anything now) but alas, he said he would let us know and has yet to call us back weeks later.



member for 211 days, 4 visits, last login: 122 days ago
updated 122 days ago

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David
I start new work on
Premium,VIP
join:2002-05-30
Granite City, IL
kudos:101

I can check into this..

if you wish post in direct or let me know.

Thanks
David
daftwhat

join:2014-02-19
Ravenel, SC

Re: I can check into this..

Sure. I don't know what else can be done. I'm currently replying on my phone right now because the Internet is out yet again.

David
I start new work on
Premium,VIP
join:2002-05-30
Granite City, IL
kudos:101

Re: I can check into this..

Can you IM me the DSL number?

Review by breese See Profile

  • Location: Arlington Heights,Cook,IL
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
  • Telco party AT&T
Bad "Lack of Respect for Long Term Customers"
Overall "No One Listens to Long Term Customers"

My Other Reviews

·AT&T Midwest
To Any and All AT&T Support People.
Please forward this on up the chain of command. The lack of respect by Management of AT&T is total garbage.

I have been a customer of AT&T DSL for something like 15 years.
The respect for long term customers over the last 5 or so years has dropped to the point I have started contacting Comcast, WOW (Current Cable TV Provider), and anyone else that will support my home and service needs.
I receive all kinds of emails and postal mail telling me about all the Great New Services yet, most are not available to me.

I have talked to everyone from AT&T that will listen (On-line support, Repair Tech’s on the street, Ect) on what / who can I contact to get my area service upgraded so as I can roll All My Services into one as it was back in the Ameritech days… (Clue: Look at my email address!! ).

Go 4 to 6 blocks in almost any direction from my home and you will find a U-Verse box supporting those area’s yet my area continues to be on 50 or 60 year old copper phone lines that the service tech’s have to patch every time someone has an issue.

The Funniest part of all this? On each side of Downtown Arlington Heights (North and South of the RR Tracks) are AT&T offices. I live just a few blocks north of the Northern Service Office of AT&T.

As it stands today:
U-Verse Availability: Internet and Phone (TV thru Direct – Yea, right. When it snows, No TV. I Think Not)
DSL Current: Limited Speed at Pro level
Phone Current: Hard Line
WOW Cable for TV Service

Besides posting this here on the AT&T Internet Community Forum, I will also be placing this on the DSL Reports Web Site because I know support people also read those and I have been a long term member.

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SlowFITL

join:2012-02-01
Mobile, AL

They don't care!

AT&T doesn't care about you or I as a customer. They would really like for us, dsl customers, to just go away. I would gladly tell them to stick it if I had cable available in my neighborhood!
15444104
Premium
join:2012-06-11

Re: They don't care!

Actually they DO care, the problem is that you have to know who to reach out to. Which should NOT be the case. I believe that the executive office management does NOT have good control over the customer service group. A few years back I attempted to sign up for DSL service. I ordered the service and was told that all I needed to do was plug the modem into the phone jack and I would be set. Well the problem was that there was NO home run from the node wired into my NID! So I opened up numerous repair tickets and ALL were closed without the wiring on ATT side ever being installed! No explanation was given and of course I canceled the service.

Fast forward to this year I once again signed up for service this time David who is ATT social media here on DSLR informed me to call the Office of The President and they would expidite the order and make sure the home run to my NID was installed.
Unbelievably the woman I spoke to at the OoP basically was attempting to have me do all her leg work by contacting the network department, which has no interest in speaking to the customer. I was once again getting NO WHERE!

This time I actually sent a certified return receipt requested snail mail to the executives offices in Texas never thinking anything would change....well lo and behold the same woman from the OoP called me back and this time she actually seemed interested in doing her job! I was informed that she would now make sure the home run was installed, the service was started, and that the line would be buried in a timely manner, and amazingly EVERYTHING was taken care of! I'm certain that the executive office read my letter and basically told her that if she didn't get the job done she would be a former employee of ATT.

So obviously someone cares at ATT, problem is that the executives offices need to exert a more forceful hand over the customer service department and make sure they are actually getting the job done and fire those people that refuse to do their jobs.

SlowFITL

join:2012-02-01
Mobile, AL
Reviews:
·AT&T Southeast

Re: They don't care!

said by 15444104:

Actually they DO care, the problem is that you have to know who to reach out to. Which should NOT be the case. I believe that the executive office management does NOT have good control over the customer service group. A few years back I attempted to sign up for DSL service. I ordered the service and was told that all I needed to do was plug the modem into the phone jack and I would be set. Well the problem was that there was NO home run from the node wired into my NID! So I opened up numerous repair tickets and ALL were closed without the wiring on ATT side ever being installed! No explanation was given and of course I canceled the service.

Fast forward to this year I once again signed up for service this time David who is ATT social media here on DSLR informed me to call the Office of The President and they would expidite the order and make sure the home run to my NID was installed.
Unbelievably the woman I spoke to at the OoP basically was attempting to have me do all her leg work by contacting the network department, which has no interest in speaking to the customer. I was once again getting NO WHERE!

This time I actually sent a certified return receipt requested snail mail to the executives offices in Texas never thinking anything would change....well lo and behold the same woman from the OoP called me back and this time she actually seemed interested in doing her job! I was informed that she would now make sure the home run was installed, the service was started, and that the line would be buried in a timely manner, and amazingly EVERYTHING was taken care of! I'm certain that the executive office read my letter and basically told her that if she didn't get the job done she would be a former employee of ATT.

So obviously someone cares at ATT, problem is that the executives offices need to exert a more forceful hand over the customer service department and make sure they are actually getting the job done and fire those people that refuse to do their jobs.

No they really don't care about those of us left on DSL. If they did they would do the easy upgrade in my case. I have fiber to the curb in my neighborhood so there is no excuse. THEY DON'T CARE! I have even been in touch with office of the president in my case. Stop kidding yourself.
15444104
Premium
join:2012-06-11

Re: They don't care!

Did you read what I posted before?
You need to contact the Executive Offices in TX, by certified return receipt requested snail mail. The OoP and the Executive Offices in the ATT Corporate HQ are NOT the same.
PM me for more info.

jlibuszowski
Premium
join:2005-10-25
Hoffman Estates, IL

Re: They don't care!

said by 15444104:

Did you read what I posted before?
You need to contact the Executive Offices in TX, by certified return receipt requested snail mail. The OoP and the Executive Offices in the ATT Corporate HQ are NOT the same.
PM me for more info.

Hello,

I can tell that you want to help and offer helpful advice, in order to assist this loyal Ameritech/SBC/AT&T customer to get 21st Century Telecommunications services, that even developing countries have access to today. But the logic does not hold water, if SBC Telecommunications d/b/a AT&T wanted to provide DSL or Uverse services and upgrade the infrastructure they would do so.

The fact that you have to send a certified letter to the head of AT&T Executive office. Which their HQ is located currently in Dallas Texas, is further proof that the company has no interest in providing the services and considers providing your or any customers DSL in that area largely a nuisance.

Further evidence of that is available at
»AT&T Highlights Plan to Hang up on POTS, DSL

or by reviewing the legal filing by Robert W. Quinn Jr. who is Senior VP of Regulatory for AT&T.

»prodnet.www.neca.org/publication···2att.pdf

In AT&T's legal notice to the FCC laying out the Telecom companies vision to the future. They [SBC/AT&T] are no longer interested in providing TDM services and wish to stop providing DSL service.

AT&T wishes to only provide Uverse / VOIP / IP telephony and data services where they want to and how they want to.

For example- If you live in an area that telecom company doesn't want to serve (out in the sticks or say a Chicago suburb Arlington Heights, with aging infrastructure that AT&T does not want to invest in upgrading, then tough luck!). You will get whatever the "Worlds Largest Telecommunications Company" wants to offer you, and if you don't like it, you can go somewhere else.

The only problem is, in many markets customers have few if any choices, mostly because companies like AT&T and their lobbyist and attorneys, put barriers to prevent any rational company or individual from competing with them. They force out competitors with high wholesale prices and prevent competitors from entering the marketplace, through lobbying efforts to dismantle PUC (public utility commissions) or any government oversight.

Best Regards,

Joseph Libuszowski
Sr. Telecommunications Legal Analyst
21st Century Telecommunications Initiative

Review by Hermana See Profile

  • Location: La Crescenta,Los Angeles,CA
  • Cost: $24 per month
  • Install: about 3 days
  • Telco party AT&T
Good "Fast. ... easy ... affordable !!"
Bad "Itís up .. itís UP !! ;-) ... Itís down, itís down, ;-) (uh, oh.. my fault.. my wireless adapter doesn't play fair)"
Overall "I'm very happy now and by the way: Relax ... have fun, and stay tuned to our host, www.dslreports.com"
Pre Sales information:
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Connection reliability:
Services:
Value for money:
(ratings match consensus)

My Other Reviews

·AT&T U-Verse
UPDATE 2013: Pricing was climbing over the original posts below, monthly cost is now $34.99.. I'm going to look for other options -- see my current U-verse Review.

PREVIOUS DSL REPORTS:

12/7/06's speed: 2.4 down and 434 up... a very happy camper

The longer story of what it took to get there:

On 11/29/06: I ordered AT&T Yahoo Internet Pro Package: 1.5-3 down and 384-512 up Residential Dynamic IP DSL service on-line for $24.99 with no term commitment. I would have considered the 3-6 down speed but it isn’t available at my location.

My reasons for selecting AT&T included the following personal considerations:

1) My opinion is that having a Third Party provider unnecessarily adds a step to coordination and problem resolution.

2) Since I don’t already have cable service, Telco DSL is less expensive in my situation.

If ordering from AT&T, on-line is the way to go: originally, I tried to place an order over the phone on a Tuesday morning but was met with a 25 minute queue. The www.att.com website is easy to navigate and after a couple of minutes of exploring the site, a friendly On-Line Chat Window automatically appears with live help. While I debated with myself whether to take the plunge, I visited the website a couple of different times and found the On-Line Service Reps helpful and well informed. Also, you can choose to visit and order from the site unattended without difficulty.

On Weds afternoon, 11/29, I placed an order for a Self installation scheduled for 12/4 service provisioning. I received my ordered AT&T/2Wire Wireless Gateway on Friday, 12/1, opened the box and was up and running within 5-10 minutes.

The AT&T Yahoo website includes a great tutorial for email setup and tools for ZoneAlarm Firewall software, both of which I think are a good choices for Newbies.

I thought the AT&T/2Wire Wireless Gateway modem simple to install and by the default, its setup provides for a secure WEP connection. You may find, however, the instructions less clear on how a single computer installation can be made wireless.

So far the provided DSL speed is at the low end for download 1642 and mid end for upload 462.

I’m having some issues with my internet browser (IE 6.0) losing connectivity after a period of non-use (20-30 minutes??) when using my Netgear USB Wireless Adapter, but I see no evidence of the network connection being dropped per DSLR’s line monitoring tool. I successfully was able to watch about 3 hours of pbs.org videos Saturday morning with no audio or video shuddering -- it was just like watching television. The disconnects appear to happen only with non-use.

A few years ago I had DSL service for this phone number with similar disconnect issues after a year of relative stability. I never tried very hard to resolve those disconnect issues, and instead discontinued the DSL service. I now have a completely different hardware/software configuration and, surprise, surprise, the same disconnects. I’m inclined to believe my problems are related to interferences with the wireless transmission. While hard wired through an Ethernet connection, the disconnection problems appear to be minimized and/or non-existent.

After reading through the DSLR Forum comments, I’m convinced that no matter which provider one used, if one has the time and aptitude, the only way to go is to self-diagnose connection problems with the help of the DSLR community and to stay patient. Oh, and one more thing, bad DSL isn’t life threatening, getting it to work isn’t brain surgery, and it just sometimes takes more time, more money, and, oh yeah, the three L of real estate, location, location, location....



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Review by Blockfire See Profile

  • Location: Wichita,Sedgwick,KS
  • Cost: $59 per month (12 month contract)
  • Install: about 5 days
  • Telco party AT&T
Good "Cheap service"
Bad "highest available speed at my location is 1.5 MB/s"
Overall "you definitely get what you pay for, low price for low speed."
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I switched to AT&T from Cox communications because the lack of competition was leading them to higher and higher prices and I was fed up. I am definitely missing the speed that broadband had available, but not the price. I'm irritated that on the AT&T website it says U-Verse is available in my area but I can only get the 1.5 mB/s speeds because they are no longer expanding the U-Verse footprint.

The connection is mostly stable, but if there is a thunderstorm or any kind of moisture the speed definitely goes down and I have been unsuccessful in having anyone come and check this out.

3/1/13

Still on AT&T DSL, but i've been able to upgrade to 6mB/s and this works better. I'm actually paying the same price. Not happy about the slow speeds, but the price is acceptable.

4/18/14

Finally getting rid of the DSL. They have recently started enforcing a cap I had known nothing about, the cap being 100GB of data. I will give them credit, they do send an annoying amount of warning's starting at 50% usage.

The price has crept up to over $50 per month, not including the $10 for the extra 50GB from going over the cap. At this point, it is no longer worth not having the lower tier (15/5) from the incumbent ISP at the same price point.

member for 4.6 years, 1265 visits, last login: 1 days ago
updated 153 days ago

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biotech

@66.249.113.x

How are you gonna connect to the internet?

I don't want to pry into personal matters but who are you gonna use on you disconnect your dsl?

Blockfire
Sarcasm is my native tongue

join:2010-02-11
Wichita, KS
kudos:1

Re: How are you gonna connect to the internet?

I'll be going with Cox communications but I'll be subcontracting it through another company.
Pete Post

join:2014-02-01

at&t Internet

In 1999/2000 I had Ameritech(now at&t) DSL, getting it set up was a nightmare in itself.

A lot of people are too young or never experienced the days when DSL was NEW. Before DSL became somewhat widespread the most you could get was dial-up @ 56K and sometimes with a 150 hr limit, when DSL started it was $30 for 768k then it went to 1.5M for get this ... $80 ... SUCH A DEAL, AND in MOST areas(including mine) you had to keep regular phone service even if the DSL was on a separate line, there really wasn't a data limit but if you started to run full bore 24/7 they sent you a letter. I was paying $80 for Internet plus $30 for a phone I never used.

When cable Internet came to my area I jumped, I pay half for ten times the speed and NO useless phone bill.

In the early days most had NO options, today most have many options.

Review by Scritter See Profile

  • Location: Leander,Williamson,TX
  • Cost: $43 per month (24 month contract)
  • Install: about 9 days
  • Telco party AT&T
Good "it works - sometimes"
Bad "Awful"
Overall " It's the only game in town"
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(ratings below consensus)

This is the fastest package that my neighborhood lines can support (1500kbs Elite Package)

Lousy support

Techs that can't

The only time in years that I have gotten hold of a real tech they let me know that if they couldn't fix the problem remotely that they would simply stop offering broadband to us. I am continually told that it's my house wiring BUT I know it's not and three different repair folk agree - When I can finally get someone on the other end to reset my connection from their end it will work for anywhere from 5 min. to 9 days.... I don't even call anymore until it drops to under 700Kbs down. The lines running out to this ranch were run in 1963, just 1.5 years ago the mechanical switches were swapped out at the distro building! The worst part is every time I call and every other time I get the mail the try to sell me on U-Verse that my lines will not support....cheaper faster ect......

We are in a valley that does NOT receive cell signals without a 75' mast and some sort of repeater and I just can't afford to risk the cash on a HughsNet system. Verizon won't even risk us.

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Review by chazpaw See Profile

  • Location: Terrell,Kaufman,TX
  • Cost: $54 per month
  • Telco party AT&T
Good "I got one month free, and a Member Tech here helped me upgrade my service."
Bad "Linux works, but is unsupported. Everyone assumes you do windows."
Overall "Never gone over cap, but had to switch quality of Netflix to good. I have no workiable option but AT&T."
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(ratings above consensus)

I found out at work, on a Monday morning, DSL was available in my rural area! I called Monday afternoon, received my 2701HG-B and filters on Wednesday, and had the service running Friday night- this was in October, 2006. I had the Pro package for $24.99. Recently, I upgraded to Elite service, for $34.99, with the help of AT&T Direct forum. Thanks, David.

My speed was about 2500 kbps DL, 420 UL; now it is about 4900 kbps DL, 660 UL. My line is 6016/800. I have had one small on/off random problem, but Tech Support has always been very good. I love my service.

After having dial-up and a separate phone for internet for years, I am in download heaven.

Update: Friday, October 1, I cancelled our landline and kept Elite DSL. Monday, October 4, landline was disconnected with a slight hiccup in dsl. Tuesday, October 5, a tech came out and stopped and started my working dsl connection. I suppose that was for the account switchover.

I now have the same 5Mbs I had before at a greatly reduced cost, even though dry dsl is $10 more,

Update: May, 19, 2011: Caps are now in effect and if I had another provider I could switch to, I would leave AT&T.

Update: January 25, 2013: Caps are totally unnecessary and a disservice to customers. Bad AT&T!

Update: April1, 2014. Cap continues to be a problem, especially streaming Amazon Prime.

member for 7.4 years, 3107 visits, last login: a few minutes ago
updated 170 days ago

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