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is ATT the best?
Posted by: roshi
Date: April 12, 2022 01:07PM
I've had At&T for 25 years, and have three phone lines. Are they the best or should I look at other provides?

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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 12, 2022 01:11PM
If you're happy with them there's no reason to switch. That said, there are less expensive carriers.



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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: April 12, 2022 01:19PM
roshi,

Agree with Matt. However, service quality is _very_ dependent on your location. AT&T is overall excellent where I am on Long Island in NY. It may not be remotely as good in other areas. Just like Verizon is horrible in a particular area near where I live but excellent in places adjacent to the area that has awful service. Then you have to factor in cost, which is an entirely different can of worms.

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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: April 12, 2022 01:25PM
Maybe "least bad" is a better descriptor. That said, I've been on ATT cell phones for 15 years, ATT internet for at least 6. Very reliable.



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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 12, 2022 01:36PM
Agree with all the above.

We have been ATT/cingualr whatever for our cell phones for 20+ years. Always great here in Nor CA.

For TV, we have had Uverse, then Direct TV and now DTV. also great. Never an outage. smooth.

For net, we have also had Uverse. SDSL with constant 55/15 speeds -- again, always great. No xfinity slowdowns, hardware worked great, no complaints.

New house had to have xfinity for a few months... awful signal, stupid slow uploads, and price... ugh.

Moved back to ATT FiOS (300/300) and DTV -- awesome. Net blazes, TV doesn't need boxes, and unlimited bandwidth. smiley-score010





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Re: is ATT the best?
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Date: April 12, 2022 02:58PM


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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: April 12, 2022 03:48PM
When it works, it's fine, although you can find better pricing on literally every service they sell. When it doesn't, the Death Star is a miserable pit of what Clark Howard calls "Customer No-Service." That's the real catch.
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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 12, 2022 04:00PM
I've been a steady customer since my 1st iPhone. Only choices up this way are either AT&T or Verizon.

I seem to hear more complaints with Verizon than AT&T. At least, in my neck of the woods.



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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: April 12, 2022 04:17PM
When I was the IT Department for a nationwide company with 12 sites, we(ie 'I') settled on AT&T because it sucked the least in the most places. Individual sites would push for Verizon or T-Mobile, but AT&T was the only provider that was marginally functional for every site.



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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: April 12, 2022 04:32PM
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I've been a steady customer since my 1st iPhone. Only choices up this way are either AT&T or Verizon.

I seem to hear more complaints with Verizon than AT&T. At least, in my neck of the woods.

Check the MVNOs. They use the same networks and will give you much better pricing.

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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 12, 2022 05:46PM
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Rick-o
I've been a steady customer since my 1st iPhone. Only choices up this way are either AT&T or Verizon.

I seem to hear more complaints with Verizon than AT&T. At least, in my neck of the woods.

Check the MVNOs. They use the same networks and will give you much better pricing.

[www.whistleout.com]

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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 12, 2022 09:58PM
" Are they the best"

Definitely MAYBE. Too many variables to give a pat answer. As already mentioned, a LOT has to do with EXACTLY where you happen to be.

Spend an hour or so online and see reviews from ACTUAL users. Even if you ARE happy with AT&T, you could (should?) go to an AT&T company store and let them know you're checking your options. If they don't volunteer to "help" you, ask OUTRIGHT "what can AT&T do for me to keep me as a customer". You might get comped a deluxe phone(s) (or at least a hefty discount). If they do that, be aware that they're likely to try and lock you in for 24 ~ 36 months or face heavy penalties if you leave early.

Checking with T-Mobile and Verizon would be a prudent move too. I would check AT&T competitors before I walked into an AT&T company store. That way, you'll know in advance what other carriers are willing to do to get you to switch.
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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 12, 2022 10:24PM
I use a plan from redpocket which uses the at&t network. We paid $240/yr/per line for 8GB/month. So $20/month for service. Its been a while since I priced out AT&T plans



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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: April 13, 2022 08:26AM
Depends entirely on where you live, work, and travel to.



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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 13, 2022 11:27AM
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Rick-o
I've been a steady customer since my 1st iPhone. Only choices up this way are either AT&T or Verizon.

I seem to hear more complaints with Verizon than AT&T. At least, in my neck of the woods.

Check the MVNOs. They use the same networks and will give you much better pricing.

[www.whistleout.com]

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Re: is ATT the best?
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 16, 2022 09:54PM
AT&T is currently airing ads on TV stating EVERYONE gets a "FREE" iPhone13. I expect AT&T will "lock you in" to them for 24 ~ 40 months and, if you leave early, you'll pay a hefty "termination fee". Since you've indicated the you're a long time AT&T customer and, have generally been satisfied with AT&T, this might be the best deal you can get.
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