07-05-2013 1:09 AM
I currently have U-verse TV/Internet bundle. I want to install more Cat5e runs and a hub for wired connectivity and also wish to change my gateway location. Currently the NID is up at the Gable's peak of my single story home, it's obviously there to accommodate the incoming wire from telco. When I had U-verse installed the installer simply ran a 50ft run of Cat5 to the set up location of my gateway, and connected the coaxial to the existing run that was in place with my old Dish system. I have noticed ,several of my neighbors have their NID on the side of their homes despite the telco line coming in from above on the pole. I would like to have AT&T move it down for me so I have easier access and also update the NID to one with a built in Splitter as my NID is currently just a small box. Is this something I can call customer service for and have them send out a tech do it for free or am I going to pay an enormous amount to have this done. Thanks in advance for your reply.
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07-05-2013 10:21 AM
Thanks for your reply, I don't think having new wire run underground will be an option as the pole is on the corner of my back yard which is separated by a block wall with at least a 24" wide footing about 4ft down as the back yard is on a small hill side from the back corner to the house is about 50ft. That said, I believe my only option is having them run an extension feed down to the side of the house. I have already started feeding new cat5 runs to all existing inside phone jacks and a new Ethernet run to where the smart TV in the family room for the RG The coaxial is there already, and connected to my STB and TV. I don't use the phone jacks, I use VOIP for a landline, but for future residents should I move there I know needs to be existing working jacks. I can see paying $55 if need be , but I would think it should be a free because telco installed this it looks liek with out planning for future additions or wire changes. I would have thought when they brought U-verse in they would have moved the box insteaded of leaving it in that location, but like any trade there is always those that do just enough to get by instead of thinking ahead for future installations. A new drop of extension line to relocate the NID and replacing it with a newer box (as the existing one as I mentioned before is at the gables peak making it so incovenient) is what I want done. I'll have to contact CS and see what they tell me.
07-06-2013 2:40 PM
The NID has to be placed so that it is accessible to the customer. There is a testing port on the ebn in side the bid the gives customers the ability to connect the rg outside at the nId. So if a tech installed it at the gable that is wrong and I would advise you to contact a manager and have that fixed and I do not believe you should be charged a trip chargE for replacing the nid
07-06-2013 4:07 PM - edited 07-06-2013 4:09 PM
I used the provided link yesterday , thanks, to send my inquiry,and no word back as of this afternoon. It says message not read in my sent folder, so perhaps they are off til Monday do to the holiday. If I don't hear back by Monday, I'll call and try to get this resolved. I've dropped new lines down the walls where existing phone jacks are and have new drop where I want to move the RG at. I just need them to lower my NID & then I can drop the run from the attic to the new location. If they won't move it for free I think I'll just make a run from the other side of the NID in my attic to the coat closet and install a 66-block wiring hub and an Ethernet mini patch panel. Then it won't matter if they won't move it and it will cost me less than $100 charge plus materials they would charge. Also, I see my NID has a security hex screw on the cover, why, it's 12.5' up from the ground.
07-08-2013 11:07 PM
Well No such luck hearing back from Customer Service returning an email from the link that was provided, so I decided to call after about 25minutes holding I was connected to a tech support rep that told me the NID does not have to be moved, and AT&T would charge $149 to have a tech come and install another CAT5 line to where I wish to move my RG. and even if I installed the new line to the new location they would still charge the same amount of $149 to have a tech make the connection in to the NID (No Relocating it.) This is assinine! I was also told if I didn't want to pay the fee to add a patch cable (we're talking 100ft here) from back of the modem to the new location to the room where my new Smart TV resides, wouldn't let even let move up the channel to a supervisor. It sounded like a call center either in the Philippines or India. So forget it AT&T Tech Support is useless! I'll take care of this myself. I still can't believe how poorly this was handled.
07-09-2013 8:42 AM
I'm sorry for our delay getting back to you. One of our managers will be reaching out to you shortly to look into the options available.
07-11-2013 4:30 PM
Any update?? I'm interested to see how this gets resolved especially considering it sounds like the installation was not done correctly. The customer should and needs to be able to access the NID!