WWME and 2 other channels gone?

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WWME and 2 other channels gone?

I am so frustrated with AT&T! My favorite old tv channels are gone? I recieved no warning! I'm old so I like my old shows and I am really sad they are gone. Am I the only one?

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Unbelievable!  I was hoping Uverse was done playing games with us!  First they took away Hallmark, then we had to yell and scream and protest before they brought back HGTV (etal), and now they're taking away all the shows we grew up on!!  This is the last straw...when my promotions are over with, I'm out of here!!!

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grv
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I'm paying $90/mo for a handful of channels that I actually watch and 200 shopping and sports channels and other crap. It was a hard decision to move to u-verse because they were more expensive than my previous cable but I did it because of their DVR capabilities even though I would lose Hallmark. Now I've lost ME. I don't see any real reason to stay with u-verse any longer. Fortunately, my area has the choice of 3 cable companies. My old cable company still has Hallmark and ME and they have now upgraded their DVRs to record multiple shows - I retain my functionality AND get my two favorite channels back for less money!! I'm not under any contract with u-verse so first chance I get to call I'm switching back to my old company. AT&T u-verse, overall I liked my cable with you but it no longer makes sense to stay with you when comparing channels vs. pricing, channel lineup being a high priority.

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Scholar

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I find it amazing that COMCAST can carry all the local Chicago stations including sub-channels but U-verse can't.

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texasguy37 wrote:

GB777 wrote:

I received no such message/notice. The only way I confirmed it was gone and not something wrong with my service was to find mention of it here.

 

They told me I'd get Wireless N router while it doesn't exist, tried to get me to pay an activation fee when I was told I wouldn't  be charged one, installer said my outside equipment needed to be upgraded but nobody would do it, I got AM radio over my telephones, sometimes my tv goes blank and I need to unplug the box and now they are taking away a very popular tv channel and it's related channels.

 

Why am I using Uverse?


Good question.  Why are you?


I won't be when my year is up!!!!!!!!

 

Maybe when others see Uverse/ATT can't even provide the basic channels everyone without cable service receive, they too will look elseware.

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Scholar

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My advice would be to get in touch with the people at Weigel Broadcasting and let them know you're unhappy that they forced Uverse into dropping those channels.[also let them know if you're unable to watch those channels due to poor OTA reception in your area]

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I'm not too happy about this and have sent a note to Weigel Broadcasting asking the "what happened" question. 

 

If/when I get a reply, I'll post it here.

 

At the moment, I don't know if this was a Uverse or Weigel decision.  Either way I'm disappointed.

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ACE - Master

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dian1950 wrote:

I find it amazing that COMCAST can carry all the local Chicago stations including sub-channels but U-verse can't.


Comcast can carry all of them until they run into an expiring situation - but I sense that you already know that.

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ACE - Master

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k9jdk wrote:

I'm not too happy about this and have sent a note to Weigel Broadcasting asking the "what happened" question. 

 

If/when I get a reply, I'll post it here.

 

At the moment, I don't know if this was a Uverse or Weigel decision.  Either way I'm disappointed.


Although the notice that texasguy posted mentioned "portion of the Chicago market," it sounds like everyone that had those two, lost those two.  ie. maybe some parts of the Chicago market (a portion, lol) never had them in the first place, maybe outside the "must carry" territory but still part of the Chicago "market.".

 

I also have to add that i do not get any kind of written notices anymore on the possibility of losing stations.  Where are the post cards?

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dhascall wrote:

dian1950 wrote:

I find it amazing that COMCAST can carry all the local Chicago stations including sub-channels but U-verse can't.


Comcast can carry all of them until they run into an expiring situation - but I sense that you already know that.


That poster does seem to come on the forum periodically to make extreme statements which imply that AT&T U-verse is evil and all other TV providers are saints.

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texasguy37 wrote:

That poster does seem to come on the forum periodically to make extreme statements which imply that AT&T U-verse is evil and all other TV providers are saints.



Are you disputing that position?  Smiley Wink

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LOL.  I think that poster has an axe to grind.

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Bring back WWME - MeTV !!!

Seriously?  Getting rid of MeTV in the Chicago market?  Renew the contract and provide a service to your customers.  Don't your car commercial channels (channel 86) pay for anything?  Get it right AT&T.

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I can't believe AT&T did this! WWME - MeTV are hometown stations. We already went to a different internet & voice for better service and prices.  TV may be next. First Hallmark (yes Hallmark is still a sore spot!) but this may be the final straw. UVerse Do the right thing soon!!

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Scholar

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No reply from Weigel Broadcasting yet and received a "canned" response from Alex the AT&T guy mentioned in a previous note ( #3 ) in this thread.

 

And BTW, how does one delete a post?  The Options pull down does not have a delete choice.

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I hope ATT understands that this will cause many customers to switch providers. In my location I do not get a good enough signal to watch these channels with a digital antenna. I have contacted comcast and they will be installing me late next week. Once the installation is complete I will cancel all 3 of my uverse services. I am disappointed they provide no notice.  Its too bad they don't understand there is a segment of the market that will pay more for additional channels/networks but they lose all the business if they don't offer the option.

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