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At&T U-Verse Internet 12mbps $25 per mo YMMV

kcaj32 653 266 October 11, 2011 at 11:05 AM in Mail In Rebate (7)
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Last Edited by kcaj32 October 11, 2011 at 02:45 PM
I had the 3mbps dsl from at&t and paying $15 a month promotional rate for 1 yr.
My 1 yr period just expired and I called.

I didn't even mention cancellation when the rep offered me 12mpbs u-verse for $25 a month with free self-install + Free after rebate wireless router and modem. The rebate is a $100 visa gift card.

I had called 1-800-288-2020.

12mbps u-verse - $25 a month
modem + wireless router - Free after $100 visa gift card
Self install kit - free, shipped via UPS
1 year contract (can be canceled within first 30 days)

NOTE: Others have mentioned that you'll get this price only if you have another AT&T service - e.g. land line, tv or cell phone. For everyone else, the cost will be $35 a month for 1 year.
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Last Edited by Freeloader87 January 31, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Why this deal is YMMV:

AT&T seems to have different offers based on what channels you go through. Here's a sample of what's been seen

1. 29.99/month $100 for modem (Online Deal, straight from website)
2. 29.99/month $100 for modem - $100 Visa rebate (Online deal and rebate via online chat with CSR)
3. 24.95/month $100 for modem - $100 Visa rebate (Call AT&T, must have existing service)
4. 24.95/month all other fees waived (Call AT&T, must be FORCE MIGRATION from existing DSL and have received notice)

This also varies by region.

U-Verse is DSL. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT%2...e#Internet

In some areas, at some speeds, it is ADSL2+. In other areas, at other speeds, it is VDSL. VDSL is usually FTTN (fiber to the node) but it is indeed DSL. The reliability of these competing technologies depends more on location than anything else. Likewise, the possibility of receiving 12Mbps ADSL vs VDSL, or not having either available, depends entirely on your location. FTTN does share more infrastructure than ADSL2+ which is fed from the Central Office. If you have 12Mbps VDSL and all of your neighbors torrent all day, you probably won't get 12Mbps. If you have VDSL to your neighborhood though, you don't want ADSL2+ as VDSL is higher voltage and drowns out neighboring ADSL pairs. Also the OP probably lives a block from the Central Office and they did 12Mbps ADSL2+ as VDSL is generally more expensive (to pay for the fiber ran to the node).


Note: If you are getting the free modem/router, it is likely that you will get the 2Wire 3600HGV, which runs on b and g only (no WiFi N) even if the rep told you you would be getting a WiFi N Cisco.
^You only get a 2Wire if you're getting VDSL. ADSL2+ users will get a motorola AND Linksys E1000 for wireless.

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Quote from napnap View Post :
Are people still using landlines !!

Traditional Land Lines !!


Wow !! I mean wow...
Home Security system usually require Land lines. And if you live in area that has power outage often or live in Earthquake, hurricane area, it may be better to have Land Lines.

Based on this study, about ONE in Four US Homes have mobile phone and no landline. Meaning the rest probably has traditional landline
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news...-study.htm
I am surprise people would be surprise when someone mentioned they use land lines. Since 3 out of 4 households supposed to have landline. Smilie
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Quote from MozartA View Post :
Home Security system usually require Land lines. And if you live in area that has power outage often or live in Earthquake, hurricane area, it may be better to have Land Lines.

Based on this study, about ONE in Four US Homes have mobile phone and no landline. Meaning the rest probably has traditional landline
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news...-study.htm
I am surprise people would be surprise people have land lines when 3 out of 4 households have landline. Smilie
I don't have landline but I agree with you. I'm not surprised at all. Of course many people still have land line
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#48
actually there is 'overhead' with DSL, so you will never get 100% of the speed. when i had the old school DSL I was getting 70-80% of my max speed.

now with cable, you not only get your max speed, but also it can go well above.

i seriously doubt that i will ever go back to DSL.

the landline is on its way out too as its days are numbered. Basic landline with choice basic package (unlimited local, caller id, call waiting [no call waiting CID]) and no long distance is cheaper then just having unlimited local calling and CID. although with the $10+ in taxes its almost cheaper to get a $40/mo unlimited cell phone! just a few dollars more and the landline goes.
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Quote from MozartA View Post :
Home Security system usually require Land lines. And if you live in area that has power outage often or live in Earthquake, hurricane area, it may be better to have Land Lines.

Based on this study, about ONE in Four US Homes have mobile phone and no landline. Meaning the rest probably has traditional landline
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news...-study.htm
I am surprise people would be surprise when someone mentioned they use land lines. Since 3 out of 4 households supposed to have landline. Smilie
1 in 4 households use "only mobile"

this translates to...

3 in 4 households use "landlines"

interesting...

we are assuming
a) 4 out of 4 households in USA have a telephone of one kind or the other
b) VOIP is not invented yet and landlines means traditional landlines.

very very interesting..
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Quote from swedrows View Post :
i think your speed depends largely on how far you are from the main service station...mine is less than 2 miles from me and i was getting 5Mpbs on a 6Mpbs DSL service. it seems for me (probably varies per person and location) they seem to give me 1Mpbs less than my max...when i had the 3Mpbs service, i was getting 2Mpbs consistantly...i don't expect to get 11Mpbs on my new 12Mpbs service, but even if i get somewhere in the range of 8Mpbs I will be happy since i am getting 5 now, and i will be paying $15 less per month now
There may be some overhead, but in most areas it shouldn't be a problem. My GF's family lives literally across the street. They consistently get 11Mbps, whereas I could not get 1Mbps. The wiring in your house needs to support it, and ATT will charge you up to your eyeballs to set it up so that it supports U-Verse, which is why it makes no sense unless you already have it set up.

also, to whoever replied about the modem, I had a brand new modem+router which I got from AT&T, so that definitely was not the problem shake head
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Oh, and I had to sign up for 1 year
are you sure you had to sign up for one year? if you go through their website, all the options for U-verse internet show no contract...but that is for internet only, i don't know if you have any other services with AT&T. i only have dryloop dsl, so this is replacing the DSL and ordered it online...also had a chat window open for a service rep and they said they would waive my $100 modem fee once i gave them my order info so i did that also.
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Anyone know what the upload speed is?
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#53
Google for "att dsl overcapacity" or "add dsl oversold" before you make a decision. Their DSL is becoming horrible, have been a loyal user for over 8 years and now just switched over to cable.
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If anyone is thinking about signing up for U-Verse service, please PM me before you sign the contract.

Thanks Smilie
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#55
Be forewarned, your service will vary by area.

I had to "upgrade" to keep my "business speed" rate, which was around 6 or 8 mb/s. Afterwards during any peak times my speed would consistently drop to 1 or 2 mb/s. I even had a period of several hours where my internal router was reading 56kps!

Also, you can no longer use your own modem or router to connect. They force you to use their proprietary one, which is worthless. My service dies every couple of hours and I have to power on/off, which literally takes 5-7 mins (how does a modem take that long to power up?). No issues before using my own vastly superior router+modem.

I would switch to anyone else if there was any competition at all in the area, besides cable
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Quote from kcaj32 View Post :
Are you sure? I wasn't told of any caps... hmmm... It still is not too bad... that equates to 2 dvd downloads per day.
DVD ?? Who does dvds these days ??

Anyway DSL sucks too
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#57
I'm pretty happy with UVerse internet wise. I just upgraded from 12 to 18 and it's been nice. Also have TV and phone and I miss getting east coast channels here on the west coast, but the TV isn't bad. Paying $114 for the three. U300, 18mbs down internet, and unlimited voice.
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also, to whoever replied about the modem, I had a brand new modem+router which I got from AT&T, so that definitely was not the problem shake head
Because new equipment always works and is never bad?
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#59
I have ATT DSL over 10yrs but now want to change to TW~~ especially, ATT customer service is terrible and now have internet data cap:
http://www.att.com/esupport/artic...hipx_6X4XK

Anyone knows time warner has data cap too?
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Quote from mojoe_24 View Post :
I'm pretty happy with UVerse internet wise. I just upgraded from 12 to 18 and it's been nice. Also have TV and phone and I miss getting east coast channels here on the west coast, but the TV isn't bad. Paying $114 for the three. U300, 18mbs down internet, and unlimited voice.
You paid too much, just kidding. Get a ooma if you are happy with uverse internet, cut you $30/m?
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