AT&T Now Serves 100 Million Wireless Customers
But Continues to Bleed DSL Users in Unupgraded Markets
AT&T this morning released their latest quarterly earnings
, which show the company reported third quarter earnings of $3.6 billion, or 61 cents a share, on revenue of $31.5 billion -- down only slightly from one year earlier. The company notes they added 2.1 million new wireless customers on the quarter, taking the company over the 100 million (100.7 million) subscriber mark for the first time. On the landline front, the company added a net 176,000 U-Verse IPTV customers, bringing their total on that front to 3.6 million. Overall AT&T says they added 504,000 U-Verse broadband users, though the company lost
501,000 DSL users on the quarter -- some of those to faster cable alternatives in un-upgraded markets. "More than 70 percent of consumers have a broadband plan of 3 Mbps or higher," AT&T's earnings report states.
Re: Lost me as a DSL subscriber
said by Albert71292:they lost me as a DSL sub about 4 years ago,, all i had to do was move from one side of the city, to the other side of the city where they dont have DSL.
AT&T lost me as a DSL subscriber earlier this year, once they announced they were going to start data caps. Switched to a local DSL provider, that even ADVERTISES they don't impose limits on monthly usage!
If they had kept their DSL unlimited, I probably wouldn't have dropped them. They are doing this to themselves!
they lost me as a landline customer 3 months later when after a half dozen calls they couldnt get rid of the static on my line.
Re: Lost me as a DSL subscriber
said by jchambers28: You would think at&t would improve the the distance but then again this is at&t we're talking about here.
My uncle dropped them several years ago after finding out 1.5 Mbps service is all he can get from them. They told him if he disconnected his DSL he can't get it back because the distance limits have changed. When he got the service 18,000 was the limit. Now the limit is 16,000 Ft he is at 18,345 so no DSL for him.
Re: I will keep my dsl for now...
said by David: That must be why, she doesn't like Charter, her ex works there. If she doesn't get along with him, and hates his guts, that is the biggest main reason.
I test drove my neighbor's charter cable network over here in the metro east saint louis and it isn't very stable. It may be more stable on the other side of the bridge, but over here, it seems very unstable. My wife said as I was testing it. Keep in mind, I only did a 24 hour test at most.
"Must be on charter again. I see they still haven't fixed this problem since 2001. I would have thought bankruptcy would have taught them something. I guess the granite city fines and complaints taught them nothing as well."
From what I understand, she is not a charter cable fan by far. She lived with someone who had cable service before we met. I think her ex still works for charter, but I have no way to confirm that. I am wondering if that is the bigger part of it.
So morale of the story: don't piss the wife off.
Santa Monica, CA
·Time Warner Cable
| |said by jmn1207:Yeah, that's the imputed / deductive math I saw.
I'm not seeing any concrete numbers for the DSL losses, just that AT&T claimed that the 504,000 new U-verse broadband additions offset the DSL losses.
It looks like Karl may have used the U-verse TV quarterly subscriber adds, 176,000, and subtracted this from the U-verse broadband additions to come up with 328,000 losses. If so, I don't believe this is accurate.
Karl? You got some 'splainin' to do, amigo.
I'm no fan of the company, haven't been for ages, and they deserve much of the criticism they receive here. But I would hope that "Reports" would be based in fact, not ideology. I could accept that Karl just made an errant conclusion / leap in logic, but it needs clarification.