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NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
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reply to Hammerfest

Re: When did AT&T decide to jip people on the Elite package?

said by Hammerfest:

Of course if anyone knows of a way to get my previous upload speed back I would appreciate that as well, but my long standing hate of AT&T just keeps getting stronger so I highly doubt thats possible.

I doubt that it will be possible. Assuming that NetFixer See Profile doesn't post while I am composing ...

Before SBC bought AT&T there were SBC tiers:

• 768/386 (Basic), $14.95
• 1536/384 (Express), $19.95
• 3008/512 (Pro), $24.95
• 6016/768 (Elite), $29.95

And there were Bellsouth tiers:

• 384/256 (FastAccess DSL Lite), $19.95*
• 15xx/256 (FastAccess DSL Ultra), $27.95*
• 3xxx/384 (FastAccess DSL Xtreme), $34.95*
• 6xxx/512 (FastAccess DSL Xtreme 6.0), $43.95*

(*Note: Best guess from bad memory).

Then SBC bought AT&T.
Then SBC re-branded as AT&T.
Then AT&T bought Bellsouth.

And then the legacy Bellsouth customers made two discoveries:

• AT&T offered faster (uploads) DSL for less than they were paying.
• AT&T had worse customer service than Bellsouth.

It now appears that AT&T intends to "equalize" services across both legacy footprints, giving everybody the worst of two worlds: Legacy BS speeds and prices with legacy SBC customer service.

Oh, and trust me, if there was ANY OTHER carrier besides AT&T for HSI out here, I wouldn't even have made this post...

It is my good fortune to live within the small footprint of a Northern California CLEC, Sonic.net, LLC. I qualify for their "Fusion" service, which is half the price, twice the speed, and more complete voice service.
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum


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Barsoom
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Reno, NV
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quote:
NormanS See Profile
It now appears that AT&T intends to "equalize" services across both legacy footprints, giving everybody the worst of two worlds: Legacy BS speeds and prices with legacy SBC customer service.
Remember that Bellsouth speeds are largely throughput speeds as sync speeds were allowed to range as high as the loop allows, aka Maxsync.
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