said by mcpowderman :
I guess that they pass along the pricing that AT&T charges them but AT&T is only charging $15 per month for the same service that DSLX wants to charge me $25 per month for. I'll get 20 months of service from AT&T at the same price I'd get 12 months of service from DSLX. What would you do?
That sounds like a "new customer" promotional offer. Friend of mine has 'at&t Yahoo! Basic'. She was paying $14.95; but when her year was up the price jumped to $19.95. They won't give her another deal.
My last deal was in the SBC days, when they upgraded me to 'SBC Yahoo! DSL Service Pro' for $17.95. After a year, price went up to $24.95; and they never allowed me a deal after that.
SBC went on to buy AT&T, re-brand as AT&T, then buy Bellsouth. BS customers were torqued because we legacy SBC customers were paying less for more. The BS equivalent to my $24.95 1536/512 service was $33.95 1536/384 service. So AT&T began ratcheting legacy SBC prices up to legacy BS levels. When I finally left AT&T, my bill was up to $35; and that tier is now $38 without promotional pricing.
I already "did". When AT&T implemented the 150 GB cap with overage fee, I fired them. I now have Sonic.net, LLC "Fusion"; phone and Internet for $39.95 plus PUC required fees and taxes. Half the price of the AT&T service, and nearly double the speed down.
"Fusion" requires that the customer have a connection to a CO equipped with a Sonic.net ADSL2+ SLAM; otherwise all that they can offer is the same as DSLX offers.
I suppose you could rotate service and always get a new sub discount. AT&T for a while, then DSLX, then Sonic.net. And back to AT&T as time passes and you qualify as a "new" sub.--
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