04-11-2011 9:32 PM - last edited on 04-11-2011 9:46 PM by pamelaz
Just read the email about limits on internet usage. WOW! I usually watch a move at night and then I make my living sitting on the computer during the day and it looks like ATT wants me to pay them MORE money...
I just finished watching Archangel and [Per Guidelines: Keep it Relevant and Appropriate].....
04-12-2011 6:41 AM
My biggest problem with the change in terms of service is the provision that AT&T can move DSL customers to U-Verse at AT&T's sole discretion if AT&T provides U-Verse services in the area.
I am a DSL customer for a reason: we used to have U-Verse and the service was terrible. In the approximately 1 year that we had U-Verse, we had more service calls than I can count. So when our term was up, we switched back to DSL and DirecTV and have had zero service calls since then.
Because of our location (urban, but relatively far from our central office), we were one of the last neighborhoods to get DSL when it was rolled out. Now it looks like we're close enough to the CO for AT&T to provide U-Verse, but not to provide it well.
Please, please don't change me to U-Verse.
04-13-2011 4:52 PM
I am happy with my DSL. I don't want UVerse even when it becomes available in my area. Forcing customers to make these changes will result in losing those customers. We know we can get DSL for $19.95 (or less) from other providers. Guess it depends on whether AT&T appreciates our business or not. Are you listening ATT?
04-15-2011 6:05 PM
I can't believe that AT&T is taking us backward in time. To the 1990's where we had to pay by the minute. They keep rasing the monthly cost of DSL, so why now would they have to limit our access? Probably because of poor long-term planning on their part. They did not build enough infrastructure to handle all the future data needs of their customers.
I called the folks at Comcast, and they have no plans to ever start limiting internet usage.
Plus, I don't know how much data I use every month. Are they going to let us know what our past usage was so we can figure out if it is even worth staying with them?
04-17-2011 4:37 AM
They want to limit access so they can cut off their internet media competetors...i.e. netflix, VOIP, general cloud based competition for media (amazon and google). Limititng how much of this you are able to do will force these companies into bad positions for internet $$$ because most people will have to think twice before downloading a movie, or making that phone call or cam chat via VOIP...all of which means more dollars for ATT because you will have to use their services instead. The big boys(Amazon and Google) are going to have a lot to say about this.
05-01-2011 5:44 PM
You have made my decision easier.
its bad enough that you don't deliver on the bandwidth I pay for consistently (or hardy at all)
Never mind you treat your customers like M0r0ns
Im sooo glad you made me pay a deposit and my modem instead of giving me the promotional offer you advertise constantly.
(because now IM not under a year or two contract)
now you want to punish me?(I am that 2% I suppose)
Guess what Fiber is on its way (can see the wire truck at the end of the block already)
I pay for the highest package all ready so I think for the $ I will be going to fiber for the 25/25G Package.
Obviously ATT has not learned a thing from their Past Mistakes
05-01-2011 8:22 PM
05-01-2011 8:27 PM