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Poll
Question: Would you leave TWC today for AT&T?
Option 1: es, but with telephone and data also votes: 53
Option 2: es, but just video and HDTV votes: 30
Option 3: O votes: 31
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: Gregg Lengling on Friday Jan 12, 2007, 07:15:28 pm
Okay let's do it then......would you leave TWC today if AT&T offered you their new Video Services?(probably bundled with all distance phone and high speed ISP).
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: LoadStar on Friday Jan 12, 2007, 08:03:03 pm
No. I'm not a big fan (heck, I'm not a fan in the least) of AT&T's half-a**ed fiber-to-the-node strategy, especially compared to what Verizon is doing.

Plus, I got away from AT&T as soon as I could and switched to Vonage, and haven't looked back yet. I am NOT about to be going back anytime soon, not until AT&T is able to demonstrate that they are even slightly focused on the customer and their satisfaction.

Now IF they were to start rolling fiber to the home, that didn't require purchasing it with a phone service, and if it were comparable cost to Verizon FIOS service, then maybe, just maybe. But I don't see that happening.

I don't care how bad TWC gets - I don't see them being anywhere near as customer hostile as AT&T is.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: TheSpecialist on Friday Jan 12, 2007, 10:09:24 pm
I dumped TWC back in 2004 when they wanted $60/month for basic analogue cable on one TV (a friend of mine, four blocks away, was paying $35 for three TV's - both of us had been with TWC for several years).  They weren't willing to "work something out" until I told them the Dish was on the roof.  My Dish Network is only standard def so I only get HD programs OTA.  I'm very happy with this for the time being.  However, if I wanted to buy more HD channels I would not go with TWC due to their history with me.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: kevbeck122 on Saturday Jan 13, 2007, 01:02:50 am
Quote from: LoadStar;37027No. I'm not a big fan (heck, I'm not a fan in the least) of AT&T's half-a**ed fiber-to-the-node strategy, especially compared to what Verizon is doing.

Plus, I got away from AT&T as soon as I could and switched to Vonage, and haven't looked back yet. I am NOT about to be going back anytime soon, not until AT&T is able to demonstrate that they are even slightly focused on the customer and their satisfaction.

Now IF they were to start rolling fiber to the home, that didn't require purchasing it with a phone service, and if it were comparable cost to Verizon FIOS service, then maybe, just maybe. But I don't see that happening.

I don't care how bad TWC gets - I don't see them being anywhere near as customer hostile as AT&T is.

AT&T U-verse doesn't require you to have phone service.  You can just get the video and internet services and still have Vonage.

I agree with their bad strategy.. since FIOS is completely fiber to the home.  I like the idea of IPTV, but it means running cat5 to the boxes if you want decent service without much interruption... or so I hear.. people sometimes have bad luck with existing coax.  I guess I'll have to wait and see how it is once they roll it out around here.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: Bebop on Saturday Jan 13, 2007, 02:09:32 am
Hope they will have a wireless receiver with a central hub.
Title: Hell yes id switch!
Post by: mitzymoo on Saturday Jan 13, 2007, 08:49:44 am
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Title: At&t U-Serve....Hd offerings...............
Post by: Chinatown on Sunday Jan 14, 2007, 04:52:22 pm
A&E HD  
Discovery HD Theater
ESPN HD
ESPN 2 HD
Food Network  
HD Net
HD Net Movies
HGTV
MHD ( I am not sure what that is?)
National Geographic HD  
NFL Network HD
TNT HD    
Universal HD
Wealth TV HD
NBC  
ABC
CBS
FOX
HBO East
HBO West  
Cinemax East
Cinemax West
Starz HD
SHOWTIME East
SHOWTIME West  
TMC HD
FSN North*
FSN Southwest*
FSN Ohio*      

They are in 11 markets, as of this posting, 3 of which are in Indiana.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: gparris on Monday Jan 15, 2007, 10:13:34 am
Chinatown: MHD is a combination of the CMT, MTV, & so on channels in HD.

Many TWC locations (not us) have it already, along with A&EHD, Cinemax HD East and StarzHD.:D

Odd that U-Verse does not offer PBSHD or CWHD in the local HD selection.:eek:
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: Paul S. on Friday Jan 19, 2007, 04:57:27 pm
Oh Hellllll no!
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: RLJSlick on Monday Jan 22, 2007, 03:21:52 pm
Absolutely not, as much as I hate Time Warner, I know I would hate AT@T even more. I think those commercials are a fraud, making it look like it's for a 3rd party that's just concern about our TV watch habits. :D
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: Bebop on Monday Jan 22, 2007, 11:21:51 pm
The side effect of U-verse is that Roadrunner will up their download speed and hopefully the upload speed too.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: jeffski on Saturday Feb 10, 2007, 08:36:15 am
No. I'd stick with TWC. As much as people rant against them in here, I really have been happy with my service. A few more HD channels would be nice  though. As long as they don't raise the price of the HD package.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: jkane on Monday Feb 12, 2007, 08:32:10 am
If I had TWC, the answer would be probably.  However since I have Dish, the answer is no.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: kjnorman on Monday Feb 12, 2007, 07:24:08 pm
You did not include a category for would you switch from Satellite.

I have directv and currently I would not switch but that is because I would want to be able to record up to 3 HD channels at the same time.  However if U-verse was ever able to get 2 HD streams and their PVR was up to snuff I might just consider it.

However, for now?  No.

If it was verizons' FIOS?  Yes!  In a heart beat.  Why does Milwaukee get half arsed solutions...
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: LoadStar on Monday Feb 12, 2007, 11:03:02 pm
Quote from: kjnorman;37646However, for now?  No.

If it was verizons' FIOS?  Yes!  In a heart beat.  Why does Milwaukee get half arsed solutions...

Agreed, 200%.
Title: Fiber doesn't come cheap
Post by: tencom on Wednesday Feb 14, 2007, 09:19:06 pm
Quote from: LoadStar;37648Agreed, 200%.

The main reason is the high cost of fiber cable construction VERIZON is said to be pouring 18 billion dollars into FIOS. ATT is said to be spending about 4.6 billion on there copper/fiber system. It may be costing VERZON over three thousand dollars for each subscriber, It could take VERIZON many years to recover their investment if they don't go bankrupt first.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: CrashCamomilli on Sunday Feb 18, 2007, 06:29:21 pm
I believe the only way that TWC hears the pitiful cries of their customers is when they no longer have their money each month.  TWC has become complacent with their service, only supplying as much content as they think is profitable.

I welcome ANY competitor to the Milwaukee market, even if it is AT&T.  Even if you don't want their service, just their presence will drive prices down in the Milwaukee area and most likely spurn TWC to take action.

For example:

I grew up about 90 miles north of here, in an area where charter cable and TWC compete.  Charter cable has been offering their all-in-one package for $99.97, so TWC has been running $99.99 to compete with them.  Normal price for TWC's package is $133 up there, but my parents get is cheaper because there is actual competition.

As it stands right now, 70% of the people who have responded have said they would leave TWC for AT&T.  

Personally, I don't know if AT&T will be any better that TWC, but since I don't have the option to use satellite, I'm willing to try anything that's not TWC.

Besides, If it doesn't work out, I can always go back to TWC as a new customer and pay less than I am now.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: gparris on Sunday Feb 18, 2007, 08:04:20 pm
The only reason why our local TWC office would care if it affects their bottom line and so far, they don't seem to mind...competition would help all of us, including me, who doesn't even live in an AT&T area for service.

As far as what competition will do for me, once Directv launches its satellite for those HD national channels (actually delivering them) and CBS58 finally works WITH Directv for CBSHD delivery, I will sign up if  for service if TWC doesn't get its act together with more HD channels by then.
I had Directv before HD was as prevalent, before Milwaukee had HD local stations and lost it when I went to an apartment while my house was being built and I can get TWC again.:D

Currently, I am moving Dishnetwork for HT setups with its 30+ HD channel selection, great HD DVR and in Illinois, 4 HD local network availabilty.
Oddly, Comcast has so many more HD channels than TWC, though, its hard to imagine getting satellite there, but the customer is the boss.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: tencom on Monday Feb 19, 2007, 10:15:56 pm
According to the Federal Communication Commission the average profit margin for a cable television company is only 8.5% it doesn't seem that with that profit margin you can expect much of a price decrease due to competition in fact with a large drop in a cable companies penetration levels because of competition might result in upward presssure on prices.  Cable needs a large percentage of subscribers in their service area to be economically viable. One factor in recent
years that may have contributed to the rise in cable rates, may have been the presence of satelite television, that took away some of there best customers.
If their is a price war between TWC and ATT the big winner as television goes maybe the sattelite venders because of their lower operating costs compared to wired media. Remember with TWC it will still cost between $15,000 to $20.000 for every mile to install cable, regardless of how many subscribers that are on that route, plus they have to pay pole rent.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: pkphreak on Sunday Feb 25, 2007, 07:42:01 pm
The only way they will ever make it is if they offer lower prices and better customer service than TWC.  I have wanted satellite for a long time, but I live in a condo and I can't put up a dish.  I will probably switch to get the extra HD channels, lower my bill by $40-$50 a month, and to get the NFL Network.  As far as I'm concerned, if they can't deliver on what they promise, I will switch back to TWC and take advantage of one of their new subscriber packages.  FTTP would be nice, but it's not a show stopper for me.  The cable companies are moving toward the same multicast model, but won't be there for a few years.  Once they do, they will have a lot more capacity on their networks and will be able to offer a lot more HD stations.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: UncleMeat on Saturday Mar 24, 2007, 10:47:27 am
I cannot stand ATT's lack of customer service... but I was "forced" to switch to them when TWC could not provided consistent RoadRunner service in my old neighborhood (north side Milwaukee).  My internet connection would drop for days at a time, this was a regular occurance that prevented me from working.  So I had to switch to DSL.

So now I'm dealing with ATT... I suppose it hasn't been all that terrible.  I'd certainly welcome more options.  If they end up coming to Brookfield and TWC doesn't have a deal with NFL network by that time, I will likely switch.  It's killing me to miss the draft coverage this Spring... I'm certainly not going to pay MORE money to TWC and miss some great games this season.
Title: I did switch
Post by: Mrtanner on Saturday Mar 24, 2007, 12:09:02 pm
The day I found I was eligible for Uverse, I called and ordered it.  I have had it for less than 72 hours so I'm still getting used to it.  I don't love the service yet, but I'm going to give it a two-month trial before deciding if I'll go back to TWC.

I did not go to ATT for telephone, just television and internet.

I do have to say this.  The Uverse customer service has been exceptional.  The installers were all very professional and treated my home better than I do.  (e.g. They slipped paper booties over their shoes every time they walked in.)  These are all ATT employees who have been through a lot of training.  (Some were more knowledgeable than others.)

I had to call customer service because of an audio/video sync issue.  It took about ten minutes to resolve and the agent told me I'd be getting a $15 credit because of the inconvenience.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: gparris on Saturday Mar 24, 2007, 04:45:50 pm
Thanks for the reply Mrtanner, I hope you keep AT&T for your HDTV service provider and the excellent service you have had continues.
I asked AT&T if they could to do my house as a trial with two HD feeds, but was told that is not possible at my location at this time, even though my area has phone service with Verizon, but I will wait as long as it takes:
I'm been waiting for TWC to add some HD channels, so it's a "habit" by now.:(
TWC has not responded to any of my emails about HD channel additions in the light of AT&T's new presence.
No CSR at the call centers or kiosks has any idea when Milwaukee will at least get the HD channels other locations in the country already enjoy like CWHD, StarzHD, CinemaxHD, A&EHD or MHD (MTV, CMT etc. in HD to replace INHD2 lost in January) or even Wealth HD in On-Demand like TWC-San Antonio, TX has
(you should see how many HD channels they have...wow!):D
So it's either wait for TWC Milwaukee to add new HD channels or AT&T to service my house first, so far nothing, but at least I will have another option, soon.:)
Title: No
Post by: neomaxi on Thursday Jun 28, 2007, 03:57:36 pm
I don't know why everyone hates TWC...
I've had Dish in the past,  but now have TWC for over 3 years.
Way better service..less outages.. and better HDTV lineup.

Uverse is too new of a technology to even be considered yet.

I've heard alot of horror stories. about UVerse..   Also.. though don't plan on offering two HD DVRS until "sometime" in 2008.. and since we have two HDTV's   I wouln't even consider it....
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: gparris on Thursday Jun 28, 2007, 04:15:48 pm
Now that TWC has added ESPN2HD for the sports fanatics who have complained about not having it for so very long and recently, as of today, the CWHD and MyNtwkHD locals being added, there is no reason for changing to U-Verse any time soon.

As I see it, AT&T went back on their offer for 2-HD streams at a time for this year, offering no real incentive in pricing and those other plans for upgrades have been sent to next year, too.:bang:

The only thing that interests me about providers outside of TWC are the HD movie channels and probably the HGTVHD/FoodHD/Nat GeoHD channels:
For some of that, I have high def discs to watch, at least for now, until TWC signs some more agreements and has more capacity.
I am hopeful that TWC will offer CinemaxHD and StarzHD soon in our area as it does in many other TWC areas and that would suit me fine.

As for the person with more limited requirements for HDTV viewing, U-Verse's one-HD-channel-at-a-time thing is probably okay, like some folks I know who watch occasionally, but expect to play it back on a HD DVR without "power recording"

For those without HDTVs at all, their setup, I am sure, it is great to have some other outlet (pun intended)  outside of TWC or satellite hookups.

U-Verse with a multi-state expansion like they are doing is good, it's not FIOS TV, but close enough for those wanting a change from TWC.

AT&T took the cheap route (no FTTP) and it will pay the price soon enough and that is both bad and sad.
Title: How is it now?
Post by: packman on Monday Nov 05, 2007, 12:38:30 pm
Now that it is November, did you stay with it?  Any learnings to share with us?

Quote from: Mrtanner;38687The day I found I was eligible for Uverse, I called and ordered it.  I have had it for less than 72 hours so I'm still getting used to it.  I don't love the service yet, but I'm going to give it a two-month trial before deciding if I'll go back to TWC.

I did not go to ATT for telephone, just television and internet.

I do have to say this.  The Uverse customer service has been exceptional.  The installers were all very professional and treated my home better than I do.  (e.g. They slipped paper booties over their shoes every time they walked in.)  These are all ATT employees who have been through a lot of training.  (Some were more knowledgeable than others.)

I had to call customer service because of an audio/video sync issue.  It took about ten minutes to resolve and the agent told me I'd be getting a $15 credit because of the inconvenience.

I have DTV and am happy with my 70 channels HDTV, soon to be 100; I have DSL from AT&T and am happy with internet.  I had TWC HD in 2004 where I had overlap their digital cable with DTV, the HD picture was good on TWC channels numbered 500+, the digital channels 200-399 were acceptable but not great, channels 02-74 were down right terrible as I could send SD DTV to my HD and it would look better than the TWC signal for analog channels 02-74.  Snow on the Sci-Fi channel was completely riddiculous, but TWC had that in the analog range.

The installation and initial custom service from TWC were good, but when I decided to disconnect the service was not good; no surprise except they did not try to win me back.  I had to bring the digital cable box back to some building I could not find but maybe that was due to install at my house vs. disconnect is different.

I am not eligible for U-verse where I live in Muskego.  If I could try it or get a sample that overlaps DTV I would try it before making a commitment to go one way or the other.  I heard they offer recording four SD channels at once in their DVR :D  Wow.
Then I also heard that if you record or watch HD you only get one channel at once.
:(
As an HDTV fan I would expect more and can do two simultaneous recordings already on my DTV HR20.


Some interesting points no one has yet mentioned: AT&T claimed their service is entirely IP-based and they will have VOD and more IP based services.  What and when not specified.  They also claimed that FTTN would guarantee roll-out to condos and apartments where the final right-of-way was owned by someone who had copper wiring.  This has cost savings to them (to not rewire your home), and lowers the investment risk if today's fiber is replaced by a new standard.  I have tons of RG59 in my 30 year old home that I had to replace with RG6 when getting DTV, and likewise have rewired half the phone lines myself so maybe there is something to not running fiber in the house.  Replacing the existing Fiber up on poles would be cheaper and easier than replacing that in your home every five years.

Also not mentioned is that although FiOS runs fiber to your home, they are running QAM architecture just like the cable company.  Although Verizon is offering VOD on IP, the rest is traditional cable and they would have to change a lot if they switch to IP video.  This cut some corners getting to market quickly but could be an issue if they offer new IP services.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: UncleMeat on Saturday Nov 10, 2007, 08:42:38 pm
I was supposed to have UVerse by now.  I went through some runarounds and I think my mistake was going to an ATT store to sign up.  Turned out it wasn't yet available in my apartment.  2 weeks later, it is.  They will be here just after Thanksgiving to install.

Having 1 HD stream and limited VOD service for now is fine, because it will be $30 less than my current TWC bill.  Also, TWC said that my service will be going up $45 as of January 1st (I have a 1 year discounted rate that expires right along with the rate hike).  So I can pay $155 for TWC or $75 for essentially the same service through ATT.  Hmm...
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: PaulKTF on Wednesday Feb 06, 2008, 03:25:47 am
No because it's just a fad which will be discontinued within 5 years if not sooner.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: Jack 1000 on Wednesday Feb 06, 2008, 05:27:47 am
For me,

No because right now I only have an SDTV and the All in One Package from TWC and haven't had any major problems.  DTV doesn't have the Digital Phone and the High Speed Internet AFAIK.  BUT I still think that if you are a faithful HD customer without the added digital phone and high speed Internet, Dish seems to be a better option.

It is too early to speculate how much more cable competition would lower price and provide better CSR training.  Dish does have the contracted 1 year or two year commitment contracts and there can be an expensive service charge to have an outage repaired.  With TWC it costs nothing.  I know a cable guy that used to work for Dish that now works for cable, and he said that the customer complaints about Dish were just like customer complaints about cable.  It really depends on your home environment, the amount of TV you watch, the pricing structure that you select, and comparing and contrasting dish vs. cable.  But those two sides have been at war since, forever.  It may take the phone companies to bring in the new services.  People may be looking for fresh alternatives over cable or dish and right now, you are stuck with one or the other unless you want OTA and an antenna.

I compared my cable bill before I got All in One with a buddy of mine with Direct TV in the Madison area. (He has NO cable options because he lives in one of those little rinky dinky towns where Dish is the only option.)  At that time, he and I were paying between $90-$95 a month.  I think he was paying the $95 and I was paying $90, but I can't say for sure.  I was concerned about dish's long term commitment contracts and at that time favored TWC I-Control VOD service, which dish didn't have.

I also believe that any "deals" are temporary and that after they run out, regardless of whether you have cable or dish, they will find ways to get your money.  A good point is raised that cable rates may have to be higher than dish rates because they have to run thousands of miles of fiber-optic cable and maintain it.  Dish doesn't have to do that, but what they give you in monthly "savings", you are still charged for service calls and contractual obligations.  So there are points to be considered on both sides.

Jack
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: picopir8 on Wednesday Feb 06, 2008, 07:37:14 am
AT&T is not dish, it is tv over your phone lines.

There are no contracts, no hidden fees (3 boxes w/ remotes are included in the price), they offer more SD and more HD than TWC, and their prices are lower than TWC or either dish.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: PaulKTF on Wednesday Feb 06, 2008, 07:40:46 am
Quote from: picopir8;44322AT&T is not dish, it is tv over your phone lines.

There are no contracts, no hidden fees (3 boxes w/ remotes are included in the price), they offer more SD and more HD than TWC, and their prices are lower than TWC or either dish.

Thank you, AT&T Spokesperson! :rolleyes:
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: Quickened on Tuesday Mar 11, 2008, 10:12:14 am
Quote from: PaulKTF;44323Thank you, AT&T Spokesperson! :rolleyes:

heh heh. That got a chuckle out of me :)

As for the original topic I am still looking into comparing the services and packages. Currently we have TWC basic service.

As i am looking to the future to moving out with my Fiancee we will need a good package. Its hard because just about everyone i know has TWC so i am familiar with them. The ATT thing is new to me. If it wasnt for this forum i wouldnt have know about it honestly.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: dj1111 on Tuesday Mar 11, 2008, 08:19:14 pm
We have Charter up here in Sheboygan so the question "would you switch today" could apply to us as well.  I just went through investigating the switch to u-verse.  In the end they couldn't touch the new 12 month deal Charter is giving me.  So they'll have to wait another year for me to look their way again.  Unless Charter really screws up.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: UncleMeat on Saturday Apr 19, 2008, 01:40:17 pm
We made the switch to UVerse.  Have had it since December I think.  It's been sometimes good, sometimes horrible... Usually good/acceptable.

Anyway, now we are a month away from moving to Tosa.  The new place doesn't have UVerse available.  Not sure what to do.  Can't justify paying for Time Warner again.  Thinking about a dish, but we're not 100% sold just yet.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: JeffreyC2007 on Thursday Feb 19, 2009, 03:34:21 am
I would switch in a heartbeat if i could...but it appears that they are avoiding the inner city neighborhoods...

after living in the Washington DC/Virginia area and being spoiled by Verizons Fios, it makes everything else look like a downgrade...even uverse...But i'm convinced uverse is better than twc.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: Nels Harvey on Thursday Feb 19, 2009, 10:55:53 am
Quote from: UncleMeat;45957Anyway, now we are a month away from moving to Tosa.  The new place doesn't have UVerse available.  Not sure what to do.  Can't justify paying for Time Warner again.  Thinking about a dish, but we're not 100% sold just yet.
I have Dish Network, and am very pleased.  The present setup here is for two DVR's, one SD, one HD.  Last night, with American Idol, Knight Rider, and some Fox News recordings, I had all four channels recording, while I watched one on delay, and was able to FF the commercials.

My experience with Dish has been great!  The real caveat is if you are able to make the two year commitment they want.  I read all of the problems with TWC, and some with Uverse , and appreciate the dependability of the Dish Network that I get.

I have found contacting the CSR's to be very helpful, and their service to a problem I had was fast and very satisfactory.  If you can put up a satellite dish where you are moving, I would suggest you give satellite TV a serious consideration!

Nels....
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: Mikey on Saturday Apr 11, 2009, 05:01:56 pm
I just did.

We got a mailer, and it seemed like U-Verse finally got up to Grafton...called em up and low and behold it just got here!

I currently have TWC HD with one DVR and High speed internet.  HD package but no movie channels.  $170/mo.

We signed up for U450 program (basically all their damn channels, and there are ALOT of em...HBO's et al galore), DSL service (the MAX line, 10Mbps download which I currently have the 7Mbps one from TWC) and adding a land line which I currently don't have.  Getting 3 total receivers and ATT has the "whole house DVR" so any set can record and watch any recorded show on any TV at any time...and I confirmed we'll get 2 HD streams here too.  Plus the Gateway which makes my house a wireless "hotspot" per se and also lets me hardwire 4 PCs to it as well.  Not to mention something like 85 HD channels...all for $188/mo.

So long as it works as intended, I already am loving my decision.  

God I hate TWC.

:D
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: ArgMeMatey on Saturday Apr 11, 2009, 06:51:09 pm
TW Basic:  $17.66 per month, including taxes and fees

AT&T U-Verse:  Nothing comparable

I told two pairs of the U-Verse door-to-door people to come back when they had something comparable to my bare bones TW package or a la carte.  

Duopoly is OK with both of them.  I realize they are not getting as rich as they used to but it's still too much to pay for the value.  

Although we get Digital QAM channels on TWC, I get more digital over the air, and prefer OTA because the program guide data is intact.  Plus, I find I have a very low tolerance for non-digital cable now.  

Unless it's really windy it's just not worth the trouble to push that air/cable button on the remote ... so at my house it's not so much TW vs. AT&T but $ vs. Free.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: pgkuchar on Monday Feb 08, 2010, 03:44:26 pm
I don't get AT&T out in Mukwonago, otherwise I would.  So I switched to Dish network to save some money on their HD bronze 100.  I probably saves me $30-$40 per month.
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: jkane on Wednesday Feb 10, 2010, 10:05:06 am
It has risen from the dead!

I thought Gregg had started this thread over.  :eek:
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: Xizer on Saturday Jul 03, 2010, 06:55:34 am
Let me tell you this. I would switch to AT&T U-verse's Internet service in a heartbeat.

They currently offer 24/3 Mbps at the same price of Time Warner Cable's fastest package, 15/1 Mbps. It's pathetic. Time Warner better step up their game in the next few months or I'll be migrating...
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: gparris on Saturday Jul 03, 2010, 08:57:52 am
Quote from: Xizer;55797Let me tell you this. I would switch to AT&T U-verse's Internet service in a heartbeat.

They currently offer 24/3 Mbps at the same price of Time Warner Cable's fastest package, 15/1 Mbps. It's pathetic. Time Warner better step up their game in the next few months or I'll be migrating...

Time Warner Cable's RoadRunner had better stop the outages, as in lately, as if you have a choice to get the service you describe (U-Verse, 24/3 Mbps), it would be a no-brainer for those with the choice.
I could kick myself for selling my  house 7 years ago and moving and rebuilding in an area without choices, but then again, at the time, U-Verse didn't exist, but my ATT phone service did...there...Verizon service without FIOS is a waste, IMO.

Now, where I currently live, phone and DSL is just TDS, which is so-so, 5 Mbps max up for DSL and peculiar phone service, but we still have TWC for internet (when it works) and TV service (thankfully).:)
Title: Would you switch today?
Post by: Bebop on Saturday Jul 03, 2010, 02:13:30 pm
I just checked my address on ATT's site and 24/3 was not available. The 18/1 was. It's still better than TW's. They didn't specify the upload speed.

I don't know if it's a glitch?  I guess one can get the U-verse internet service without the TV package. But the installation fee is $150.

What kind of speed are you guys getting with their Max packages?
Title: Made the switch last night.
Post by: SVD on Wednesday Nov 03, 2010, 09:32:49 am
Turns out the node is about 1200 ft. from my living room.  Called TWC and ATT last night, took an hour to go over all the options and costs, and signed up for U-Verse.  Scheduled the install for Dec. 29th (lots of travel in the coming weeks).

Here's the deal:

I currently have TWC w/ one DVR, and HBO.  No other frills.  Cost: $110 / mo. (just renegotiated a $15 decrease last mo.   I also have ATT phone: $60 / mo., and ATT DSL w/ 3 MBPS DL speed: $35 / mo.  TOTAL: $205 / mo.

Switching to the U450 plan with ATT will bring my monthly bill for all three services down to $157 / mo. for months 1-6, $171 for months 7-12, and $215 / mo. if I make no decision to call or change anything in year 2.

IMPROVEMENTS IN SERVICE INCLUDE:
1. HDD space on DVR is tripled
2. 1.5 times the amount of HD stations
3. 12 MBPS DL speed for internet
4. All subscription movie channels included.
5. Whole house DVR on four different T.V.'s
6. Can record 4 different programs all in HD all at the same time.
7. Extra features like caller ID on the TV

I will try this for a year, and if they won't come down from the $215 / mo. in the second year, I'll either go down to the U200 service, or go back to TWC.

We shall see.