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Old 12-15-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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I did a search here but nothing came up...may be it was an old topic and seached the wrong key words...Please advise and point me to the right thread.

Since my new house will support U-verse, I want to know how U-verse it. Since I can get U-verse, I think I can get FiOS, right?

1. I want to know which is better at the moment..my priority is internet, TV, and phone.....so I want a good internet service with fast speed with reasonal price.
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I had U-verse at my previous house and liked it a lot. Just because there is U-verse in your area does not mean you can get fios. They are two different companies.
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Thanks..I just did more online research..Yeah, I may not have FiOS. I was using cable before for a very long time ...then dsl for my last location for about 4yrs(just say that I happy to have internet connection)...hoping that U-verse will have much better internet speed over cable from Comcast.
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Theres like one small town in Texas where Uverse crosses paths with FiOS. youre not in that town. LOL
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I look at U-verse internet speed. It's not that great compare to FiOS. ..It's similar to cable from Comcast...any reasons that U-verse internet is better than Comcast internet?
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Anyone can help..
Just chatted with att..since my will be new house is not in their database, they can not tell me what internet plan I can get and also can not tell me what promotion I am qualify for.
The house is definite support u-verse according to the builder.
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Thanks..I just did more online research..Yeah, I may not have FiOS. I was using cable before for a very long time ...then dsl for my last location for about 4yrs(just say that I happy to have internet connection)...hoping that U-verse will have much better internet speed over cable from Comcast.
I switched from Comcast Xfinity internet to U-verse internet last spring. Comcast was faster here and I believe faster most places. I had the Comcast 6Mbps plan and I am now on the U-verse up to 12Mbps plan, speed tests for Comcast were slightly higher, despite the plans but both usually tested at around 10Mbps. I was happy with Comcast and I am happy with U-verse, I switched plans because of a rate increase.
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I just tested my U-verse speed again.



More important than speed for me is reliability, nothing I stream or do requires speeds over what I have been getting with Comcast or U-verse and U-verse has been best in that regard although both have been fine.
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IMO I would choose Uverse over comcast simply because if you ever have to deal with the comcrap tech support or cust service you may gouge your eyes out.
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IMO I would choose Uverse over comcast simply because if you ever have to deal with the comcrap tech support or cust service you may gouge your eyes out.
I switched from Comcast internet to Uverse internet 3 months ago to save some $$.. 20mbps is the fastest in my area. I average around 19mbps but only ranges between about 18-19.5. Comcast could be all over the place (especially during peak times). Sometimes 20, sometimes 11..... And had a couple all day outages with Comcast as well. When my 1 year price lock was over and my price doubled, I ran for the hills as fast as I could. So far, so good...


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Anyone can help..
Just chatted with att..since my will be new house is not in their database, they can not tell me what internet plan I can get and also can not tell me what promotion I am qualify for.
The house is definite support u-verse according to the builder.
You can go to thier website and plug in an address of a house that is closest to your future house to get an idea. If you have 1 rite next door or across the street you should be ok. But just note that a 100 ft. or so can be the difference of service or no service.. So not fool proof.
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By talking to the rep on the phone, he found my address in their database. For about $120, I will get:
1. Unlitmited local call for $20
2. U-family for $40
3. Internet with 24Mbps for $44

For the TV, do I have to pay monthly for HD receiver? Also to I have to pay extra for HD channels b/c I see on the site that HD service for $10/mon. I just want local HD and basic channel like TBS, USA, HDTV, cartoon network... in HD.

Also, is the price OK?
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By talking to the rep on the phone, he found my address in their database. For about $120, I will get:
1. Unlitmited local call for $20
2. U-family for $40
3. Internet with 24Mbps for $44

For the TV, do I have to pay monthly for HD receiver? Also to I have to pay extra for HD channels b/c I see on the site that HD service for $10/mon. I just want local HD and basic channel like TBS, USA, HDTV, cartoon network... in HD.

Also, is the price OK?


I just switched from DTV/Comcast internet back in September. I just went with TV and internet. We were looking at the UFamily package, but it was pretty weak. It was missing a bunch of HD channels including CSN for much of our local sports. So if you like sports and stuff like Discovery and History etc., you may want to look at an upgrade. We went with the U300 which has everything I wanted. And since it included the DVR and also 1 HD wireless receiver in the package, it was only like $14 more a month over the U-Family and it includes Showtime and Starzz. If you are getting more than 1 reciever, it is worth it IMO (if the deal is still the same). So basically we got 20mbps internet and U300 with 1 HD DVR and 2 HD receivers for around $120 a month before taxes with a 2 year price guarantee. We also got $150 Visa gift card. Also got free HBO and Skinamax for 3 months (Showtime was also free but already in the package).. No contract and 30 days to cancel. You pay $10 a month for HD searvice and $7 a month for each additional HD receiver (The HD DVR is no charge).

And FYI again.. Make sure to check the Uverse programming first.. I don't even think channels like TBS, USA or TNT are included in the UFamily... And to get the Gift card deal, you need to order online I believe if it is still being offered (and according to their site, it is. $200)..
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Thanks again...I went with Comcast Xfinity b/c their basic cable TV has all channels we want in HD... So far the speed of 20Mbps is very good ..I guess b/c I am the only one using the cable modem right now..the box outside has only two output...and the neighbor is using U-verse, I think...
I will move to cable provider section for more questions...
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Another question about U-verse.
The neighbor just have to run the wire from the box to the side of the house again b/c the old one got cut from digging..and noticed that the wire is fiber optic from the box in the front yard to the side of the house.
1. Do ATT also run fiber optic from the side of the house to inside the house to the modem? or Ethernet/copper wire from the side of the house to the modem inside the house?
2. In this case, is it same with FiOS setup that run fiber optic from the box to the side of the house? Then signal quality for TV and internet should be the same.
3. Internet should be better and faster than Comcast cable?
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