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Looking for a new ISP. Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by farrisdabis, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. farrisdabis

    farrisdabis Member

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    We're located in Missouri City and we're pretty much fed up with our AT&T DSL. Speeds are way too slow and it literally disconnects at least 25 times a day at random times. We're looking for a new provider and price is not really an issue as long as it's not some crazy price.

    We've also heard Comcast is terrible in our area so my question is: Are there any ISP's providing fiber optic connections in our area? Any smaller, local ISP's you would recommend. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. RedRowdy111

    RedRowdy111 Contributing Member

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    I had the same problem with AT&T DSL in Spring. They just bs'd me on customer service. I got dropped all the time. I switched to U-Verse internet and I have not dropped once since then.
     
  3. Dr of Dunk

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    See if you're qualified for uVerse from AT&T. They have some great deals going on in various parts of the country.
     
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    If you want U-Verse, do you also have to get their TV service? I'm very happy with DirecTV.
     
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    I've read in forums where people with DirecTV have gotten uVerse Internet, but I'm not sure if it's always available like that or if you'll pay an arm and a leg for it if you get the uVerse Internet by itself. Call up and ask.

    I got a package that's going to be installed next week for tv, internet, and phone service from them. I have AT&T for cell phone service, too. AT&T pretty much owns me. :( The only reason I did this is because the package saved me about $50/month off the cost of AT&T landline phone, Time Warner cable, and AT&T DSL.
     
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    Thanks, man. I'll check it out.
     
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    Att&t "partners" with DTV, where you get like a $5/month discount off your internet bill for being a DTV customer. They will try to sell you U-verse (naturally), but you'll be eligible for that discount.

    I dropped DTV for U-verse about 2 weeks ago, and I love it. I am a big DTV fan too, but U-verse is saving me about $60-$80 per month by bundling all my services. No more Sunday Ticket, but that was going to be a recession casualty already anyway. I highly recommend their service.
     
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    I forgot: Total home DVR is the best thing ever.
     
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    I'm assuming they don't have League Pass either then? Looks like I have to stay with DTV in that case.
     

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