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AT&T and DIRECTV, Inc. Reach Agreement to Offer Satellite TV Service to AT&T Customer

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Oct 1, 2008 #81 of 123

    donald441 New Member

    Jun 30, 2008
    I tried *have almost everything else,(wireless phone, internet,home phone) with AT&T, (including paying for a friends dsl pro service /7 yrs-I have elite service..

    I tried AT&T's tv UVERSE -cable-when it came out, I WOULDN'T wish that service on my wost enemy i had it for 3 days befor calling to tell a tec to come get this out of my system,
    SHOULD have knew something wrong when it took 4 recievers to find a good one that worked, (tech on phone with supervisor during whole 3 hr visit)

    kept my directv account in case.

    IF ATT takes over directvv, I sure hope they don't mess it up the way they did with Uverse.THINK I'LL KEEP MY ACCOUNTS SEPARATE.
  2. Oct 1, 2008 #82 of 123
    Button Pusher

    Button Pusher Icon DBSTalk Club

    Jan 19, 2007
    I have the same setup.
  3. Oct 1, 2008 #83 of 123

    aa9vi Godfather

    Sep 3, 2007
    ADIOS COMMUNISTCAST! You can take your $57.95/mo for basic broadband and stick it where the sun doesn't shine!
  4. Oct 2, 2008 #84 of 123

    Broadcasttheworld New Member

    Sep 29, 2008

    Cell phones, Fiber optic transmission, commercial satellite, microwave, telephones, transistors, and commercial television, didn't start off well either! We have a track record of making new technology rock solid, the difference now is we have to bring these services to market faster due to competition. In the past we did years of experimentation before doing "Human trials".. The U-Verse technology is no different; using copper cables to transmit extremely high frequencies is challenging plus so is dealing with all the RF interference and VENDORS at the same time. In the past the box in your house would have been a western electric product which was tested and tested and tested again. Now thanks to investors in the stock markets equipment needs to be cheap and easy to manufacture to turn a quick profit so that you have the funds to keep investing in the network. I have no doubt that the first round of customers are feeling the effects of these enviroments. But rest assure it will stabilize soon.
    And if AT&T does decide that a Directtv Merger/acquisition is a way to go we know our way around the satellite world as well.
  5. Oct 2, 2008 #85 of 123

    rudeney Hall Of Fame

    May 28, 2007
    Yes, I am still getting that, too. It shows up the first of every month, and it did today.
  6. Oct 2, 2008 #86 of 123
    BK EH

    BK EH Legend

    Oct 3, 2005
    I normally would agree with what I bolded in your post. But, limiting itself to where it sells D* doesn't make sense either. They knew this before they did the deal.

    U-verse is planned to roll out in all major cities, albeit slowly. Will they then stop selling D* there? Strength and economies of scale come with volume. Something doesn't fit yet with this deal.
  7. Oct 2, 2008 #87 of 123

    rahlquist Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2007
    Interesting side note, AT&T is going to a pay for service in advance model for long distance like D* has. Looks like AT&T figured out a way to get a huge instant cash transfusion by double billing for Long Distance for one month.

  8. Oct 3, 2008 #88 of 123

    SatelliteJim AllStar

    Mar 2, 2006
    Sorry you had bad luck with Uverse. I've had it for just over 5 months and haven't had a major problem yet. Sometimes a little picture freeze for a few seconds but, that's about it.
  9. Oct 3, 2008 #89 of 123

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    It sounds like most people agree with you about Uverse. Unfortunately their Sports offerings are pretty weak, so I still prefer D*, but would like to have their internet service.This article was on the Dallas news website.

    AT&T U-verse TV Premieres as Highest Ranked in J.D. Power and Associates Rankings for Residential Television in Three Regions Nationwide

    U-verse TV Is Highest in Every Region Where It Was Ranked

    DALLAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today
    announced that AT&T U-verse(SM) TV ranks highest in customer satisfaction
    among residential television customers in all three regions where it was
    ranked, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Residential
    Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study(SM). In the annual study of
    television service, customers cited AT&T for exceptional performance and
    reliability, customer service, cost of service, billing, and offerings and

  10. Oct 3, 2008 #90 of 123

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2006
    Central San...

    DirecTV has never double billed me,but Dish did.:rolleyes:

    Then after I left Dish I had to call them after 2 months and ask"Where's my 1 month Refund"!.:mad:
  11. Oct 6, 2008 #91 of 123

    jcrobso AllStar

    Mar 30, 2005
    I have had Dish for 7 years on my own, AT&T could only sell new Dish contracts. Now AT&T is pushing the Uverse package and encouraging me to dump Dish, even giving cash insensitive to do so. I did get the Uverse high speed DSL line, because the DSL I had was very slow.
    As AT&T gets there Uverse infrastructure in place they will dump all satellite providers and push them toward Uverse. John
  12. Oct 7, 2008 #92 of 123

    Toyo AllStar

    Nov 19, 2007
    We have also been in a bundle program with AT&T Phone/D*/ AT&T DSl for quite some time. By keeping my NFL Sunday Ticket we get a $15.00 savings each month on our D* bill. I hope this does not change. I wonder why certain markets already had it?
  13. Oct 7, 2008 #93 of 123
    Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Hmmm....Some might get the impression that you're unhappy with your current broadband. :rolleyes:

    My daughter is getting comcast for internet and cable(LOS issues). It will be interesting to see how it fares against my DSL.

    I'm hoping that when the agreement goes into effect that I can bundle some faster DSL package for not alot of extra money.

    It'll be interesting to see how this will all play out.

  14. Jan 9, 2009 #94 of 123
    Mark L

    Mark L Godfather

    Oct 23, 2006

    Any news on this yet?
  15. Jan 9, 2009 #95 of 123
    Ken S

    Ken S RIP

    Feb 12, 2007
    I was a bit surprised yesterday when I received a glossy multi-page mailing from AT&T describing their bundling options and it featured Dish. This wasn't a cheap mailing...maybe they're trying to capture some more Dish customers before the end.
  16. Feb 3, 2009 #96 of 123
    Mark L

    Mark L Godfather

    Oct 23, 2006
    Well, it's passed February 1st, anyone heard anything on the pricing specs?

    I'm waiting on this cause my Grandma wants DirecTV and I wanna see what kinda bundle we can get her.
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  18. Feb 3, 2009 #98 of 123
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I believe that it was confirmed yesterday that you can get a $5 per month discount by bundling with other AT&T services. What remains to be seen is, if that forces you to use AT&T customer service for disputes or new orders. I plan on continuing to pay the $5 for the right to contact DIRECTV without going through another entity.
  19. Feb 3, 2009 #99 of 123

    narrod Godfather

    Jul 26, 2007
    I've been getting the discount for almost four years as a Bellsouth (now AT&T) customer
    and deal directly with DirecTv.
  20. Feb 3, 2009 #100 of 123
    Mark L

    Mark L Godfather

    Oct 23, 2006
    Yeah I hear you on the AT&T customer support :nono2:

    I've been dealing with them over the last month regarding my DSL service. I hate getting India on the phone, however, I learned the other day if you ask for "Tier 2" customer support, they'll transfer you to the US.

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