ATT Uverse

Hi, does anyone use ATT’s Uverse? I am thinking of upgrading, since you
get higher speeds and i would save money for 12 month.
But i wonder if it is good or if there are any culprits that i am not
aware off.
Right now i have Elite which is ok, but for Netflix it equals into
adjusting the streamflow.
Thanks for any information about it.


Euer Komputerfriek Joerg
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You do realize that Uverse is not just DSL but also IPTV and usually VoIP. There is so much bandwidth alocated for the IPTV (I forget how much. I think it’s 4 MB per channel down or something). I used to be a tier 2 tech for Uverse, but that was 2-3 years ago. AT&T U-verse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I am using uverse. Currently I am at the 12 mb/s internet speed. Previously on dsl, I barely made it to pro (3 mb/s).

It has been working well for me.

If you are planning on using netflix a lot, be aware of the 250 GB per month limit. Well, you can go higher but there would be extra charges. I don’t use netflix, and I can’t imagine exceeding the 250 GB per month limit, even with the traffic for testing (i.e. downloading) opensuse milestones.

On 9/3/2011 12:46 PM, nrickert wrote:
>
> I am using uverse. Currently I am at the 12 mb/s internet speed.
> Previously on dsl, I barely made it to pro (3 mb/s).
>
> It has been working well for me.
>
> If you are planning on using netflix a lot, be aware of the 250 GB per
> month limit. Well, you can go higher but there would be extra charges.
> I don’t use netflix, and I can’t imagine exceeding the 250 GB per month
> limit, even with the traffic for testing (i.e. downloading) opensuse
> milestones.
>
>

Well thats indeed a problem. Right now i am on a 150 GB limit which i
always reach by month end.
Right now i have no other choice then to use ATT.
Netflix is one application i use really daily. On the other hand i don’t
watch really tv beside my local channel in the morning.
Then there are updates for the system (new installs etc.)

Are there any other good option out there for the future? Besides
apparently i need to pay a fee and get equipment for Uverse (total $250
Dollar).

Such a pain.


Euer Komputerfriek Joerg
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I don’t know the current situation. At one time, if you ordered TV service, there was no install fee. And if you cancelled TV service, you still did not have to pay an install fee for retaining the Internet.

As for the 250G limit - other ISPs will probably pick this up, too. As far as I can tell, this is part of a “stop netflix now” movement. AT&T sees netflix as threatening their uverse TV income. And cable providers have the same concerns.

On 9/3/2011 3:06 PM, nrickert wrote:
>
> I don’t know the current situation. At one time, if you ordered TV
> service, there was no install fee. And if you cancelled TV service, you
> still did not have to pay an install fee for retaining the Internet.
>
> As for the 250G limit - other ISPs will probably pick this up, too. As
> far as I can tell, this is part of a “stop netflix now” movement. AT&T
> sees netflix as threatening their uverse TV income. And cable providers
> have the same concerns.
>
>

I wonder why they even advertise streaming, downloading etc… what good
is high download speed if you can’t take advantage off it.
How about business accounts. Do they have limitations too?


Euer Komputerfriek Joerg
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I have heard contradictory reports about that.

i had been a ATT user for ten yrs and the recent policy changes about bandwidth (which i deem a breach of contract) gave me a reason to drop dsl/Uverse.

now using Suddenlink cable, no more dsl. However, this would not be the case if the only available cable service was Turner or Cox. Their policies are just as ridiculous as ATT.

On 9/3/2011 7:36 PM, j xavier wrote:
>
> i had been a ATT user for ten yrs and the recent policy changes about
> bandwidth (which i deem a breach of contract) gave me a reason to drop
> dsl/Uverse.
>
> now using Suddenlink cable, no more dsl. However, this would not be the
> case if the only available cable service was Turner or Cox. Their
> policies are just as ridiculous as ATT.
>
>

So then i have no choice or the choice between bad vs. bad. great.
Suddenlink is not available in my area.


Euer Komputerfriek Joerg
using LXDE on 11.4 x64 and happy with a cup of real hot coffee…
http://mzl.la/o4n9Yw

Move to the Netherlands…

My cable connection: 120/12 Mbit down/up per sec + TV + phone, no data limit, all for ± € 60 / month.

On 9/4/2011 11:46 AM, Knurpht wrote:
>
> Move to the Netherlands…
>
> My cable connection: 120/12 Mbit down/up per sec + TV + phone, no data
> limit, all for ± € 60 / month.
>
>

Yea, i move there and then they will cut the flatrate. :slight_smile:
Its so sad, that we don’t have real competition in the states.


Euer Komputerfriek Joerg
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http://mzl.la/o4n9Yw

On 09/03/2011 01:10 PM, JoergJaeger wrote:
> Hi, does anyone use ATT’s Uverse? I am thinking of upgrading, since you get
> higher speeds and i would save money for 12 month.
> But i wonder if it is good or if there are any culprits that i am not aware off.
> Right now i have Elite which is ok, but for Netflix it equals into adjusting the
> streamflow.
> Thanks for any information about it.
>

Oddly enough Uverse works well for me. IPTV which started out proprietary and
AFAIK was contracted out through Microsoft… .became a “standard”… the setup
boxes that Unverse uses are Windows CE driven… but again, they seem to work
incredibly well… yes… occasionally they do go nuts and you have to reboot
them, but not as often as you might think. The 2wire gateway works “ok”… AT&T
strips out all of the “good stuff” on them… some of it is frustrating like the
lack of control over the built in “dns” like thing (maybe it’s not really housed
in the gateway?).

Anyway… in general, it works well.

One of the problems involves the dns… it remembers names with IPs. So even if
you change machines/IPs… the name it remembered at first is the name it will
forever be (unless you do a full reset/wipe). IMHO, they should make just
clearing out the dns easier (whatever that means… again, shrouded in AT&T
land…).

I am NOT a Netflix (Silverlight) user.

The 2wire gateways are written in python. It is possible to edit them.

On 9/6/2011 12:29 AM, Chris Cox wrote:
>
> Anyway… in general, it works well.
>
> One of the problems involves the dns… it remembers names with IPs. So
> even if you change machines/IPs… the name it remembered at first is
> the name it will forever be (unless you do a full reset/wipe). IMHO,
> they should make just clearing out the dns easier (whatever that
> means… again, shrouded in AT&T land…).
>
> I am NOT a Netflix (Silverlight) user.
>

I do user Netflix, but not often over pc. For that purpose i have my
console.
250 GB would be a least more than what i have now. But i have to pony up
$250 Dollar to get it. That is a financial barrier for me right now.
TimeWarner is the other alternative i have. There is nothing else in my
area really. At least regarding cable.


Euer Komputerfriek Joerg
using LXDE on 11.4 x64 and happy with a cup of real hot coffee…
http://mzl.la/o4n9Yw

What are you getting for $250? I’ve never heard of anybody paying that price for cable before.

No monthly bandwidth limitations here in Poland :slight_smile: but netflix legally does not work as far as I can tell. (I’m not using it anyway)

Best regards,
Greg

On 9/6/2011 8:46 PM, chief sealth wrote:
>
> JoergJaeger;2382072 Wrote:
>> 250 GB would be a least more than what i have now. But i have to pony up
>> $250 Dollar to get it. That is a financial barrier for me right now.
>> TimeWarner is the other alternative i have. There is nothing else in my
>> area really. At least regarding cable.
>
> What are you getting for $250? I’ve never heard of anybody paying that
> price for cable before.
>
>

Nah, that includes the installation fee and the modem. Thats why i did
not ‘upgrade’ because of that financial hurdle.


Euer Komputerfriek Joerg
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On 9/6/2011 11:56 PM, glistwan wrote:
>
> JoergJaeger;2381070 Wrote:
>> On 9/3/2011 3:06 PM, nrickert wrote:
>>>
>>> I don’t know the current situation. At one time, if you ordered TV
>>> service, there was no install fee. And if you cancelled TV service,
>> you
>>> still did not have to pay an install fee for retaining the Internet.
>>>
>>> As for the 250G limit - other ISPs will probably pick this up, too.
>> As
>>> far as I can tell, this is part of a “stop netflix now” movement.
>> AT&T
>>> sees netflix as threatening their uverse TV income. And cable
>> providers
>>> have the same concerns.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I wonder why they even advertise streaming, downloading etc… what good
>> is high download speed if you can’t take advantage off it.
>> How about business accounts. Do they have limitations too?
>>
>> –
>> Euer Komputerfriek Joerg
>> using LXDE on 11.4 x64 and happy with a cup of real hot coffee…
>> http://mzl.la/o4n9Yw
>
> No monthly bandwidth limitations here in Poland :slight_smile: but netflix legally
> does not work as far as I can tell. (I’m not using it anyway)
>
> Best regards,
> Greg
>
>

I am sure you may have something similar. I know for fact that in
germany there is a similar services.
In any case, any streaming takes bandwidth, but as part of the
entertainment culture and promoted hype from providers, i feel like to
get cheated out of experience. Of course this does not apply to the
‘regular’ users. I see myself as a heavy user with no life apparently.


Euer Komputerfriek Joerg
using LXDE on 11.4 x64 and happy with a cup of real hot coffee…
http://mzl.la/o4n9Yw

I had a similar situation. However, U-Verse is not available here. I ended up canceling AT&T DSL, but I had no contract, since I had their service for over 5 years.

I ended up switching to Time-Warner Roadrunner Internet, and so far I have not had any issues with their service. I did not have to pay for installation, and my contract is until March 2012.