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$99 Moving Fee?

Can someone please explain to me, in plain English, why I need to pay $99 for a technician to come out and "set up" internet at my new apartment?  

 

I currently have U-verse at my apartment and am attempting to move it to my new apartment.  The current tenant at my new apartment also uses U-verse.  I also own the AT&T modem.  But in order to move service, I need to pay $99 for a technician to come out.  

 

The woman on the phone said that it's standard for every move/new service - a technician needs to physically "set up" service.  If that's the case, then why was I able to self-install at my current apartment?

 

Does anyone understand what the technician does?  Is it wiring?  Reconfiguring?  Is it something that is done to the utility pole or to the modem itself?  I'm really curious why it is easier to switch a land line and not internet service.

 

 

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ACE - Master

Re: $99 Moving Fee?

Once the current tenant cancels their service then I would think it should be available for a self install.  There can't be two U-verse accounts at the same address/apartment number.  Maybe that's why they are showing a tech install?

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Re: $99 Moving Fee?

Some items that may require a full tech install....
1) You have or ordered a speed higher than MAX (12/1.5)
2) The distance is greater than 2200 feet, longer loop lengths generally require full tech install.
3) the location has FTTP, new apartment or condo units with fiber require full tech install due to ONT.
4) the location does not currently have, pots, dsl or uverse requiring the full tech install.

As number 4,in your case, is eliminated how does the other three measure up.
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ACE - Expert

Re: $99 Moving Fee?

Keep in mind that AT&T is offering a credit for moving.  I've seen a banner ad mentioning $300.  Get the $300, pay the $99 and pocket the $201.  

 

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JefferMC wrote:

Keep in mind that AT&T is offering a credit for moving.  I've seen a banner ad mentioning $300.  Get the $300, pay the $99 and pocket the $201.  

 


@jedalton78, doesn't qualify for it. They own their gateway which means they not a U-Verse TV subscriber. In order to qualify for the $300 mover's reward card, the customer must be an existing subscriber with U-Verse TV U-family, or higher.

 

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