Re: This is great! per krenim191
"Verizon also bundles with DirecTV in areas that they don't offer FIOS."
Verizon has been offering me DirecTV bundles for the last year +.
Per Camelot One
"I have heard that. Though I simply would not move to a non-Fios serviced area."
The only Verizon FiOS available in the entire Midwest(Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota) that I am aware of, is in Fort Wayne, Indiana(and 2 suburbs). Verizon has ignored their old GTE North/GTE Midwest area, when it comes to FiOS.
Re: This is great!
said by pandora:Billing issues are why I ended up leaving AT&T altogether. When I signed up I had POTS/DSL/Dish. I was supposed to get a mere $5/month discount for bundled services. Then all of a sudden the discounts disappeared. I'd have to call every month to fix different billing issues. Finally after several months of calling about the Dish bundle discount, they told me that I was supposed to have their $55 unlimited long distance package to get the discount. That's when I switched to Comcast.
I can't stand AT&T's billing. Tons of made up fee's, taxes and surcharges, followed by a few discounts if you jump through the hoops they want.
IF I ended up going back to AT&T for anything (which is very doubtful), I'd still keep satellite separate for the simple reason that I hated dealing with AT&T billing.
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Re: Either you will love it or hate it
said by Nightfall:From the other side: I am a twelve year Dish Network customer who uses Verizon FiOS for Internet (No FiOS TV available in our area for at least the next five years), Verizon wireless for the cellphone, and VoIP for my landline. As I prefer best-of-breed solutions for these services rather than "convenient billing," it is a non-issue for me that AT&T severed their relationship with Dish.
The dish network subscribers will not be pleased about this thats for sure.
edit: added FiOS TV point
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Re: Either you will love it or hate it
said by MyDogHsFleas:For bundling my at&t wireless bill to my landline, I get $3 off. If they offer me $5 off my directv bill, why wouldn't I take it? I haven't had a billing issue in 4 years I have been with them. Ah well, I suppose paying a little more for the piece of mind of having one throat to choke is a good thing. said by Nightfall:
I am a long time Directv subscriber and AT&T DSL and landline subscriber as well. I never was happy with Dish Network. So I just used Directv. Now, with this new agreement in place, I am very happy.
Actually it probably won't affect you at all.
All AT&T does with Dish is sell a bundle of DSL + phone + TV using satellite. They have their own gateway which provides some basic integration (it's called Home something or other).
I expect them to do something similar with DirecTV. But if you are not a new sub, you will just continue with your current DirecTV subscription.
You could bundle your bills together but why? They don't actually give you much of a price break, if any. And, you have the hassle of not being able to go directly to the provider (Dish or DirecTV) when there's a billing issue.
said by cerone:When was DirecTV ever not DirecTV?
I have been a Directv subscriber since Directv became Directv.
said by Boz :You're pulling this straight out of your butt.
Firstly, this is 100% about AT&T getting their hands on DirectTV's NFL ticket for Uverse.
DirecTV is DirecTV, whether AT&T markets and resells it or not. It'll have an NFL Ticket option. AT&T does not "get their hands" on it. AT&T won't be able, for example, to get NFL Ticket for U-verse TV, just because they are co-marketing with DirecTV.
Also, if AT&T wants to cut a deal with the NFL, they go to the freakin NFL! They don't do a back door with some other provider.
Secondly, I've had DirectTV for 7 years now and this news gave me a stomach ache. I don't need AT&T screwing up my TV.It won't affect you. Your DirecTV sub will continue as is.
Uverse has much worse compression and only supports 1 HD stream. They're also doing ad injection and their PPV movies suck. In so many ways, DirectTV is superior. I'm nervous about how this is going to work out. DirectTV makes Uverse look bad. Has to be about the NFL ticket.Your logic is completely wrong. AT&T does a satellite deal because U-verse isn't very widespread yet, so they have to have something to offer their customers who want to deal with a single vendor. It has nothing to do with competing with U-verse, or not. AT&T will only offer the satellite packages in areas where U-verse isn't available. Likewise, AT&T will NOT offer the satellite package if you have access to U-verse.
Also, your facts are wrong. U-verse supports 2 HD streams, not one. And they are not "doing ad injection". I will agree that their HD PQ is not as good as DirecTV but it is not a giant gap. I can't comment on PPV because I have no experience there.
This is TERIFFIC!!! Dish sucks and I just cannot wait for their transponders to go dark. I will be the first to dance their grave when they die. And I might even send flowers just to show that I AM a nice guy.