San Jose, CA
·Pacific Bell - SBC
reply to AngryDallas
Re: AT&T Switching me to UVerse without my permission! CO is Central Office; basically a facility which houses switching equipment, among other stuff. My change was made on CO gear, so I just wanted it out there that my experience did not extend to remote terminals (might, but I don't have that experience).
Unless there is a problem in the plant, the change shouldn't be troublesome.
Billing will be the big headache. SBC could never seem to get it right if the customer added, or deleted services. I felt fairly lucky when the DSL speed upgrade went through without a billing hitch.
If the order has been placed, canceling will not guaranty a billing problem escape. If anything, you will get double billed, cancel or not.
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
I called to cancel but they (Migration) are telling me DSL in my area is going away after January.
If I don't get UVerse now, when DSL goes away and I decide to get it, I will have to pay the activation fee, installation fee and the price of the modem.
Right now they are waiving all those fees.
Of course knowing my past experience with AT&T, they maybe just saying that to get me to stay with UVerse.
So I guess I am stuck with UVerse.
What version of U-Verse are they trying to move you to? AT&T has 2 version, IPDSL and U-Verse with TV.
Also in some areas, yes it is Fiber Optic, direct to the home, but its limited areas.
If you don't want to take the U-Verse route and upgrade and are happy with the slower speeds, I would suggest you sign up with a reseller/wholesaller and convert over to them. By doing so, AT&T still has to provide you with the DSL until they can remove that reseller from the network.
I am just going from DSL with no home phone service, the Elite 6MB to UVerse Internet only, same 6MB download speed and the upload speed will increase to 1MB from 768kb/sec
Sounds like you're on IPDSL then. And if you don't want to switch then you need to order a phone line from AT&T- a basic metered line would do it and call a reseller/local ISP to do business with and get your 6meg without switching. But you will be required to do a share-line account since ISPs are not allowed to sell dry line DSL any longer.
The modem arrived today.
It's a 3600HGV and it's almost as high as my PC tower.
Are you sure this is the right thing?
Shouldn't (with the advances in new technologies) it be getting smaller instead of getting bigger?