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Everywhere I lived, Comcast or Dial Up has been the only internet service available. I haven't had a chance to research into this yet and I will later, but U-Verse has just become available in my neighborhood. I want some inputs from my OCN family about this. What ever you gotta say, spill it.

Update: Research shows I can get it for $15/month cheaper but $100 up front to start up. Seems to me there's a lot of kinks to be worked out so I'm leaning towards 'no' at the moment.
Edited by Krusher33 - 2/9/11 at 6:53am
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post #2 of 19
Meh, stick with comcast. Whenever someone else is watching tv on U-verse and someone else is using the interwebs the interweb speed dramatically decreases. I now have comcast, much better.
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i have uverse and it is good just that they raised their prices and the TV kinda raises my ping
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post #4 of 19
they're still too new.
maybe in a year they'd have acceptable service.
i hear horror stories when i do home service.
    
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post #5 of 19
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i have uverse and it is good just that they raised their prices and the TV kinda raises my ping
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post #6 of 19
When i upgraded internet from 6 to 18mbps the tv issue with ping and speed disappeared. Never lost a packet noticably or had connection issues. Box comes with backup battery because unless its hooked up no tv internet or phone.
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post #7 of 19
i say its broken comcast or die!
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post #8 of 19
It is a piece of crap! I had att uverse for tv, phone, and internet.

-The tv was the best part, very good picture quality and usually comes with dvr.

-Phone and internet: I thought that the phone rates were overpriced for what they were, and the internet, omg the internet was terrible. I had the elite version of the internet service which was 3rd best and average download speed was 6 and upload was at 1.

For reference when downloading games on steam it would usually take around 8-10 hours to download a 10gb game. Now that i have comcast high speed internet with fiber optic, same thing takes me 30 minutes. The internet speed and connection is what ruined it for me. They will give you a crappy modem and router that will always drop connectivity if you move more than 15 feet from the source.

I would opt to just get att tv and comcast everything else or xfinity depending where you live
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post #9 of 19
my mom has it and only thing she has a problem with the I have noticed for seeing my niece fiddle with it is that the tv service it self likes to be gay and not work right. And in total bandwidth they gave her like 32mbps total, but like 3 or 6 is only dedicated to the internet its self. If you want home phone just get skype its like $10 a month unlimited in US but you have to buy one of there phones. Cheapest one is like $70 but i havent researched them completely as I have vonage and plan on prob going with skype here soon since I dont have a contract with them or anything which is nice. Plus has comcast came out with there 121mbps service yet?
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post #10 of 19
I had uverse for over a year. Internet was fine. TV on the other hand was a nightmare. If you use a surround sound system, it intermittently drops the sound. If you switch back to stereo it is fine, but if you are like me you don't want to pay good money and not be able to use digital sound.

Here is a link to a long thread on the att forums where the issue is discussed: http://forums.wireless.att.com/t5/TV...light/true#M60
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