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Has anyone signed up for AT&T homezone? I searched the forums and didn't find a review, etc, sorry if there's already one.

I called the number on the website and was told by customer service that I could have it installed if I pay $80 to upgrade to thier home networking package. I'm considering it, but would just like to know if anyone has it and what thier thoughts are on it?

She told me to go to the website to sign up but I can't actually find a place to do that, so I'm not sure it is really completely avalaible yet. Howerver the CSR said I could order it.

Anyone have any info on it?

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AT&T expands Homezone TV and Internet service

Wed Nov 1, 2006 1:58am ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc. (T.N: Quote, Profile, Research), the nation's largest phone company, said on Wednesday it was expanding its AT&T Homezone service, which combines high-speed Internet and satellite television in one set-top box.

The Homezone service, which offers digital video recording, movies on demand, and photo- and music-sharing will now be available in most areas it operates in, the company said.

The service was initially launched in July in selected areas in Texas and Ohio.

The expanded launch comes amid its bid to compete against cable companies' all-in-one offerings of video, voice and Internet services...

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( The entire article is at the following source: http://today.reuters.com/news/artic...0_US-TELECOMS-ATT-HOMEZONE.xml&src=rss&rpc=81 )
 

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AT&T touts home network capabilities in its bundled Homezone service

Striking back at cable
By BRAD HEM

AT&T launches its Homezone service today, combining phone, high-speed Internet and satellite television features while venturing into the video business that has helped cable companies invade its phone business....

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The big question for San Antonio-based AT&T and industry analysts is how many customers will buy it. The company is limiting its reach by offering Homezone only to new Dish Network subscribers.

Current AT&T Yahoo High Speed Internet subscribers are eligible, but current subscribers to Dish Network are not, though AT&T says it is working with EchoStar to fix that.

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AT&T's urgency to launch Homezone, even without HD or agreements with EchoStar to bring in existing Dish Network customers, shows how desperate the company is stay competitive, Vittore said.

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( The entire article is at the following source: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/4301727.html )

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"AT&T service seeks bigger digital turf"
Source: http://www.topix.net/content/kri/0987097386271510582508993518223231677219
 

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I called At&T - they have only SD DVR in par with DP625, but by 2WIRE design; could be better STB then Dish's 'art'.
 

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DAVID HAYES A WORD TO THE WIRED
AT&T'S HOMEZONE | Bridging computer, TV, music and movies in one box

A couch potato's best pal

Kansas City Star
November 04, 2006

Seamlessly merging the Internet, the home computer, music, movies, TV, even the phone.

It's been called the digital living room, entertainment convergence and - perhaps most accurately - a couch potato's dream....

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....It's not inexpensive. While the Homezone box costs about $10 a month, Dish service adds $40 or so, and required Dish DVR service adds another $6. Adding AT&T's high-speed Internet service adds at least $15, and up to $35, depending on the speed of the connection.

That puts the full Homezone package, with local phone service and a long distance plan, in the same price range as a full cable-Internet-phone package offered by local cable companies.

The difference, of course, is the Homezone box.

With a 250-gigabyte hard drive, Homezone will hold up to 100 hours of TV shows in standard definition, 10 gigabytes of music (about 2,000 songs) and 10 gigabytes of photos (depending on quality, about 3,000 photos).

The DVR service has some cool functions, including one that lets you program the device to record a show or order Movielink movies.

Homezone is also the first to truly make it easy to watch movies from Movielink on a TV. Movielink has a catalog of more than 1,000 movies, offering them for downloadable rentals for $2 to $5....

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( The entire article is at the following source: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/business/15931299.htm or at this, Subscription-Free source: http://www.topix.net/content/kri/1793925381305859107211808630742191169984 )
 
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