said by whyamihere:
I'd still like to know if others have come across better options in TX , perhaps S. TX, than ATT DSL (I think some promotions vary by -large- cities, in same state).
You might check out DSL Extreme
. They are a reseller of regular AT&T ADSL; and have the same introductory prices. But they can't re-sell "dry loop" service.
WRT lying: A lie is a falsehood presented by a person who knows the truth, and deliberately fabricates the falsehood to obscure, or deny the truth. Having just spent a few moments at the 'att.com' web site, trying to find what service is available at what price, I honestly don't know how a reasonably intelligent person can make sense of the information presented. I would not be surprised if any three people could come up with three different prices; and all three be wrong. Would each of the wrongs be a "lie" if the person citing the data believed it was true, and was not trying to obfuscate, or deny truth?
WRT discounts: All of the $14.95 plans I found carried caveats about bundling, and being one-time introductory prices for new customers only. A friend recently came to the end of her $14.95 promotion, and was unable to get it renewed. When they started raising my price, I was unable to get any discounts. When I finally left for another provider, they suddenly could offer a discount which wasn't available when I was a customer (I turned it down because it was still higher than my new service provider charges). Once you pass your first year, or whatever promotional period ending, whichever comes first, count on them resisting discount requests. My friend just gave up, and pays them the $25 for her plan.
WRT to ADSL availability: The ADSL plans, in the legacy SBC regions, used to be called: "at&t Yahoo! HSI 'x'", where 'x' was one of, "Basic", "Express", "Pro", or "Elite". I see that now they have replaced the "at&t Yahoo! HSI" with "DSL". ADSL is no longer available throughout the AT&T regions; they are replacing it with the newer "IP-DSL" service branded as, "U-verse HSI 'x'". If you want regular ADSL service, you may need to find a CLEC provider, such as, "DSL Extreme".
WRT prices: It appears that the four slower "U-verse HSI" tiers are priced the same, both in promotion, and in regular service, as legacy ADSL. So if you get "U-verse HSI" with a promotional price; yes, your bill will, eventually, go up. I was actually seriously considering dropping down to a slower, cheaper tier when AT&T introduced "cap & overage". At which point I started looking for a provider with no caps. Two in my area: DSL Extreme, and Sonic.net, LLC. I chose, and kicked AT&T to the curb. Alas, my choice, Sonic.net, LLC, is not available outside of California.--
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