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post #31 of 82
AT&T sucks in my area. The fastest speed I can get is 3Mbps and they charged just as much for that as BrightHouse charges for 7Mbps. Needless to say, the switch was warranted.

Every year, AT&T tries to increase the prices on us. It's retarded.

When we cancelled both DSL and phone service, AT&T had the nerve to give us a call and ask us why we did it and if they could convince us to go back to them.

1. VoIP for less money per month with unlimited international long distance to mainland China.
2. BrightHouse Internet that's more than twice as fast for the same price.

What can AT&T possibly offer at this point?
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I don't know, it seems to work well enough for me.

I don't think Comcast even offers FTTH here-- and even if they did, it'd be so much more expensive here that it just wouldn't be worth it to us.
    
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Cool story ATT, but you still only offer me DSL :\\
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I don't know, it seems to work well enough for me.

I don't think Comcast even offers FTTH here-- and even if they did, it'd be so much more expensive here that it just wouldn't be worth it to us.
Comcast does not offer FTTH only Hybrid Fiber/Coax (simply translated fiber to a neighborhood node cable to your home.) However with DOCSIS 3.0 now in use they can offer FTTH speeds.
post #35 of 82
It's obsolete because he ain't making money off it anymore.
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It's obsolete because he ain't making money off it anymore.
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Well DSL isn't outdated nor going anywhere. Fibre, coxial, and cooper have all been coexisting with each other quite some time. Should see what VDSL2 can do.
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As outdated and obsolete as DSL may seem, it was the best available option for my area. AT&T 1.3Mbp/s DSL. Atrocious, absolutely atrocious. I miss my whopping 30Mbp/s cable speed at my old place which had Cox. They can't lay RG-11 line to even reach it here. Sucks. No network lag in games, at least.


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The way they are doing business through higher prices with lousy service, and then ATT will be one day be obsolete.

I am glad I jumped ship off ATT wireless onto Sprint, cut the landline plan to bare minimum ($20), and going to jump ship onto Sonic's DSL or Fusion service. yes, I know Sonic DSL uses ATT line, but I dont have to deal with ATT's lousy slow customer service.

Its funny when got a call from ATT, the day after I jumped to Sprint, the CSR was asking why I left. I said, your service sucks (drop calls, limited signals), no matter how much discount you give me, your pricing relative to your offerings still isnt good enough. Then I said, I hope you will call back when I cut off my DSL service with you guys.
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I had bad experiences with AT&T customer service, especially when I decide to cancel their services. The CSR told me it'll take a few days to terminate my connection, but instead AT&T cut off immediately after I hung up the phone. Is this the way they treat their customers if they decide to cancel their services and switch providers?

Charter was cool throughout the whole process, even though it took awhile to reach them. Oddly enough, they don't seem to enforce the bandwidth cap on me which is good at least.
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