Questions about upgrading/replacing leased equipment
Hi there, I'm a U-Verse customer with TV, Internet, and Voice(digital phone) service. I'm curious that equipment, though still functional, will be at times notably aged or inferior in specifications to newer equipment also provided under the same lease/equipment rental fees.
So, my question is this, Is it possible for me to self-install a newer Residential Gateway that will support N wireless signal devices at no cost or the cost of shipping? i.e. AT&T sends out the new unit. I handle the set up, and then send back the old RG?
And would this same situation apply for something like newer AT&T DVR/TV box units as well? I ask because our house is one of the original Uverse Customers before the public release occurred so we have one of the original units from many years back. I'm curious what the cost would be, if any at all, to self-install a newer unit as long as we send the old one back.
would there still be an equipment purchase fee, or just a cost of shipping/handling? if that.