01-11-2014 6:10 PM - edited 01-11-2014 6:11 PM
I have had AT&T services for years; U-verse, cell phone plan, Internet and home phone. I'm going to cancel my U-verse 450 TV service but retain all the other services. I realize that I will have to return the equipment and wiring to AT&T through UPS, although I don't know the specifics because I haven't cancelled yet. Will I have to return my current modem associated with all four services and buy a different modem or will I be able to keep my present modem?
Thank you in advance for your time and any assistance provided.
01-11-2014 6:49 PM
A new HSI/Phone (i.e. no IPTV) U-verse customer would have to purchase a modem (a $100 one time charge) and not pay a modem rental. Since you already have a rental modem, AT&T may just let you keep it hoping that maybe you'll change your mind, but they'll still charge you rent. You could probably force the issue and purchase a new RG and return the rental unit you have.
I'd suggest that you discuss your options with AT&T.
01-11-2014 7:13 PM
I appreciate the prompt reply, JefferMC. I was just curious. If I can keep the modem and pay a small monthly rental fee, say $5.00 monthly, I'll keep the modem because I've never had an AT&T supplied modem last more than a year, two or three of them lasting only a few months. If the monthly rental charge is ten to fifteen dollars I'll simply return the modem and buy my own. If I purchase my own will it have to be a Pace/2Wire/Motorola or will all brands work? I'll want something that will be reliable, with a good wireless signal. I'm not worried about the cost.
01-11-2014 7:46 PM
01-12-2014 9:20 AM
Thanks for the reply, my thoughts. I'll probably keep the modem I have if allowed to do so by AT&T; otherwise, I'll do a little research and find a reliable modem/router to purchase. These Pace/2Wire modems just don't last too long before malfunctioning. It all depends on AT&T, a company I've never had any problems with. Their service has been outstanding concerning any past issues I've had. Unlike many people, I don't expect any company to put aside the issues of other customers and immediately divert their attention to my problem.
01-12-2014 4:20 PM
Your choices of modem are extremely limited, first because VDSL2 modems are not normally offered in the direct to consumer market and second because you must have the AT&T firmware load for the modem to authenticate to the AT&T network.
01-12-2014 4:47 PM
We had uverse internet and U300 TV. When we cancelled TV we only had to return the STB's. We still have the 2wire RG (i38hg) for $6 per month lease.
01-12-2014 5:01 PM
Thanks again, JefferMC. I had to search for VDSL2 just to know what you were talking about. I understand what you're telling me although I don't understand the technology. I'll purchase whichever modem-wireless router is appropriate if AT&T doesn't allow me to rent my existing one.