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Any advice/warnings on adding AT&T fiber to DirecTV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by SVTarHeel, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. SVTarHeel

    SVTarHeel Mentor

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    AT&T fiber is a better deal than what we currently have and I wondered if there were any specific things to do - or to avoid doing - in adding that service. DirecTV is our only current AT&T product and we're not interested in VoIP or wireless phone service. I'm specifically thinking about things like discounts for bundling, who to call first, etc.

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts...
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    you will get better service to me the thread in more appropriate forum
     
  3. HoTat2

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    Hey, a coincidence ...

    As we're ("very" long time DIRECTV subs. since '95) waiting to do the same here ...

    AT&T contractors have been crawling all over the neighborhood running AT&T Fiber for much this past month now.

    Can't wait to ditch our current Spectrum 3.0 standard 100/10 cable internet service for gigabit fiber.

    Shouldn't cause any issues at all with DIRECTV if not actually improve its VOD d/l speed, especially for 4K PPVs. As the point of contact with the fiber network is ultimately the gateway that the home network connects to by ethernet. Which in turns connects to an ONT that handles the conversion to and fro, between optical and electrical cable.

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  4. trh

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    I have AT&T gigabit service and DIRECTV. No problems. I got the GB service not so much for the speed (we were at 75MBPS and had no issues), but our GB service has unlimited data. Comcast had a 1TB per month limit. We now routinely go over the old 1TB per month.

    I have not combined the two accounts for billing. I use two different email addresses to keep them separate. I believe I could save $15 per month by combining, but I've read lots of horror stories about problems if they are combined. Maybe something I'll re-look at once my DIRECTV account is converted to an AT&T account?
     
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  5. LarryW

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    I have Had DirectTv since Sep 1996 and AT&T fiber for close to a year. When I get the fiber, I combined my billing and have had no problems. With the combined billing there is no download limit and I have a discount for the fiber. The fiber has been absolutely problem free. My service is at 50MBPS but I am consistanly getting 60 plus.
     
  6. HoTat2

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    Thanks ....

    Though I am really hoping for somewhere in the mid 900s mbps (or 112+ MB/s) up and down, when AT&T Fiber is activated here. Like I see many on YT displaying for their AT&T Fiber speeds ...

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  7. trh

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    Something like this?

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