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kdroop

join:2001-08-26
Morgan City, LA

Meters look like a non starter...switch back to residential?

I have been on uverse for a couple years went with corporate acct to avoid caps overages etc.Because when I started it looked like a real threat.Now cut to today I have been paying 100 bucks amonth and am looking at the meters not working still.Anybody ever convert their acct to residential?



wizkid6

join:2002-03-31
Opelika, AL

Don't switch. The meters still don't work on legacy DSL service, yet they still charge overages. What makes you think they wouldn't on U-verse?

From every rep I've talked to, they do indeed charge overages on U-verse.


gia

join:2008-01-30
Mcallen, TX

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Yes they do enforce caps.


Ghost0009001

@sbcglobal.net
reply to kdroop

I use over 500GB of data a month, and I've never received any overage fees or notices whats so ever.


burns113

join:2002-07-13
Louisville, KY
reply to gia

They have caps as part of the fine print, but IIRC they haven't yet found a way to accurately meter just internet traffic. So they have caps, but they are unenforceable.


doubleohwhat

join:2008-10-25
Birmingham, AL
reply to kdroop

I'm pretty much in the same situation. I've had the 24/3 business account for a little over a year. My bandwidth usage is usually between 700-900GB each month. I run a video editing business from home so unless there's a compression miracle in the near future I don't see my bandwidth usage changing anytime soon.

On the one hand, since I actually am mostly using the connection for business purposes, I feel that I should be paying for a business account.

On the other hand, I'm keeping a VERY close eye on the new service tiers we're supposed to be seeing announced in March. If they want to charge an arm and a leg for the business variants of the new tiers, I'll definitely be looking into switching to two or three residential accounts. Three of the 24/3 plans would give me 750GB of bandwidth and combined speeds of 72/9 for less than $250 a month. I already use a threaded file transfer application to send and receive video footage. So the combined lines would really work just as well as a single line with the same speeds for my purposes.

Edit: I'm also curious to see if they raise the bandwidth cap for the new tiers. If they do then I imagine there will be a lot of people switching to residential accounts.



JimThePCGuy
Formerly known as schja01.
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join:2000-04-27
Morton Grove, IL
reply to kdroop

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When I check my U-Verse Internet usage I see this message. To me "you should not be concerned about yout usage" = "no metering".
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join:2004-06-24
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reply to doubleohwhat

said by doubleohwhat:

On the other hand, I'm keeping a VERY close eye on the new service tiers we're supposed to be seeing announced in March. If they want to charge an arm and a leg for the business variants of the new tiers, I'll definitely be looking into switching to two or three residential accounts. Three of the 24/3 plans would give me 750GB of bandwidth and combined speeds of 72/9 for less than $250 a month. I already use a threaded file transfer application to send and receive video footage. So the combined lines would really work just as well as a single line with the same speeds for my purposes.

You may want to make absolutely sure that AT&T will allow multiple U-verse residential accounts at the same address. I am no longer an AT&T HSI customer because I had been load balancing two AT&T DSL circuits for several years, and then with no advance warning, AT&T shut one of my accounts down and informed me that AT&T no longer allows multiple residential accounts at the same address. »Edited title: AT&T only taketh away
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Rangerfan

@sbcglobal.net
reply to wizkid6

No bandwidth caps are being enforced on U-verse internet. Never have been despite what you might read.


brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Tampa, FL
kudos:1
reply to doubleohwhat

I download 2TB a month on my U-Verse line. No notice no overcharges here in Miami.



OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH
reply to wizkid6

Until some posts a bill showing overage charges right now its just Crying Wolf about it.


mbellaire

join:2007-12-16
Canton, MI
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reply to doubleohwhat

said by doubleohwhat:

I'm keeping a VERY close eye on the new service tiers we're supposed to be seeing announced in March.

Are these new service tiers for business only, or for both business and residential? Any details on what the changes will be?

doubleohwhat

join:2008-10-25
Birmingham, AL

said by mbellaire:

Are these new service tiers for business only, or for both business and residential? Any details on what the changes will be?

AT&T hasn't released any details to my knowledge. All I know is that there is supposed to be some kind of announcement in March.