Frequently asked question, how do I get ready for that new Internet and TV service from AT$T? As a public service, here you go:
Prepare to have your sidewalks blocked while they tear up the place:
Then get ready to have your landscaping scalped:
And prepare to have some big graffiti attracting humming cabinets plopped down on every corner:
Prepare to have your actions monitored
And prepare to be underwhelmed by DSL that is faster than Red Shift but still way slower than cable. Currently only the subscribers that are within a certain distance of those cabinets can get 2 high definition channels at the same time, and if you do watch or record your 2 concurrent HD channels, your internet slows down.
Prepare to be flooded with ads, and be told that Uverse is “fiber”. It’s fiber to the humming box, then it’s passed on to the old copper lines to your home.
Prepare to pay for 16 meg down and only get 6, because you live farther from the humming box. Guess what? Both pay the same no matter what speed of service you get.
How To Prepare For AT&T UVerse Install
All from those nice people at AT&T.
Anyone have the luck of getting one of these big honking structures in their front yard, sidewalk or have the landscaping ripped out to make room for one?
A nationwide service outage continues to impact customers of AT&T’s VoIP-based U-Verse Voice service — users of its fiber-to-the-home TV and broadband network for phone service as well. Now home-based VoIP phone users are waiting in Internet chat queues numbering hundreds of users long seeking solutions, and at least a few customers are reporting they’re waiting on hold from their (working) Verizon Wireless phones.
Though there has been no official explanation, customers who have gotten through to support personnel have been advised that the cause is some sort of server outage. That diagnosis would appear to be contradicted by evidence that service has been restored to some areas while still down in others; and also that the outage does not appear to affect TV or broadband service.
Faster Slow Internet, Limited HD TV And Buggy Phone Service Coming Soon