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Old 04-02-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Schertz TX
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I just found out that our new house in Schertz will have the U-Verse fiberoptic lines for high speed internet. I f you use this could you let me know how it it? I am especially curious about the tv channels you can get.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:38 AM
 
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I have it and love it. I have U-400...I think I have like 370 channels. I would estimate more than half my street switched to U-Verse within the first 6 months.
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:44 AM
 
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We have it and like it so far. Sometimes the picture scrambles for a second or two, but it doesn't bother us. The internet is super fast. And, its cheaper than what we were paying before.

We had DirecTV before and we like the format of their TV system (guide, DVR, etc.) a lot better. Plus, you can record up to FOUR shows at a time, which is really helping us since I started grad school.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:02 AM
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Location: Ohio
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I have a friend who has U-Verse. My friend objects to how often the picture drops out. That and the fact you need a converter box for every TV you connect to it are the big reasons I won't be getting U-Verse.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:17 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I have u-verse internet and cable. It works great except for the occasional brief
pixalization(SP?) which is really not a big issue. The dvr is very efficient and user friendly and the internet is dependable. Both my internet connections are over the air not tethered to the wall (1laptop, 1desktop w/wireless connection). For the cable and internet price, I get u400 which is all channels except the dirty ones or spanish package, and a mid-level internet (works fine for youtube videos) for a total of $115.77 per month. I've not had a home phone for about ten years, only cell. I believe I am receiving a one year intro rate, which will increase by $14 in a few months. I guess I'll have to threaten to swap companies in order to keep my rate. There are no contracts. One issue I had was a Spurs game was not shown. The guide showed the game was on FSSW but a women's college basketball game was actually on about four channels, instead of the Spurs. No other issues.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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I am moving and have actually recently checked into it. It appears to be more expensive than Time Warner and offers fewer HD channels than Time Warner.
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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How much is max Max Internet 10 Mbit/s down 1.5 Mbit/s up cost, and can you get it without the digital television?
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:49 PM
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How much is max Max Internet 10 Mbit/s down 1.5 Mbit/s up cost, and can you get it without the digital television?
You can't get it without a TV subscription. I've tried. Apparently they have to run new cables to give you that much bandwidth and they will only do that if you sign up for TV.

I have the 6Mbit DSL and like it just fine.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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OIC. Cable offers 6Mbit down so not really seeing the upgrade value, but maybe in terms of price point. Fiber to the node (uverse) certainly isn't as advantageous as Verizon's FiOS in terms of tiers; ATT partitions too much bandwidth to the DT stream so that's probably why they would need to do a physical upgrade for you.

Regarding internet 6Mbit pkg, is it $35 regular price or has it gone up? And does it also require VoIP or just digital television?

I'm not a big TV programming subscription kind of person; I prefer A-La-Carte. TWC standard 50-60 channels is more than enough (even though I switched to basic months ago which never did get filtered out. Apparently my neighbors like to leave their gate locked which inhibits the install techs ). I was paying $49 total, but recently my plan went to regular pricing of around $67 (total after tax) for basic cable plus 6Mbit down and around 224kbit up speed internet (up should be twice that but I haven't inquired since I'm still getting standard for the price of basic). Plus there's free usenet with TWC which is at least a $10-15 value, particularly because they outsource to an excellent 3rd party provider (newshosting)... makes it hard for me to bounce to Earthlink $30/6 mo promo... probably be an easier decision after I install a Yagi Antenna in my attic for OTA HD, but would still consider uverse for the right price.

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