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BigRock
04-28-2006, 09:59 PM
I'm not sure how many people are SBC DSL users, but I just came across this today. I've been on their "Pro" plan for a while now, which is like $25 a month for up to 3mbps of download speed. But they just released a new plan (called "Elite", I think) that's up to 6mpbs for just $29.95 a month. That's practically twice the speed for just 5 bucks more.

You can't order it online until Monday, but ordering online is even cheaper at $27 a month. You can order it over the phone now, though. The rate is set for one year and then they say it'll go up $10, but in a year they'll probably have new plans out anyway.

<a href=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060426/ap_on_bi_ge/at_t_dsl_1>Here's an article about it from Yahoo</a>. There's lots more information in that.

BigRock
04-28-2006, 09:59 PM
Sorry, meant to post this in the Geeks forum. :banghead: :banghead:

Frankie
04-28-2006, 10:51 PM
n00b!!

Guru
04-28-2006, 11:03 PM
Doesn't matter. If you are already a SBC/ATT DSL customer they won't give you the advertised rates because they are for "New customers only".

I have been arguing with them for a month trying to get a lower or equal rate with no success. They just want me to pay $25 per month for 1.5M download speeds. I am paying $14.95 for it now and new custs get it for $12.99.

greg63
04-28-2006, 11:07 PM
Doesn't matter. If you are already a SBC/ATT DSL customer they won't give you the advertised rates because they are for "New customers only".

I have been arguing with them for a month trying to get a lower or equal rate with no success. They just want me to pay $25 per month for 1.5M download speeds. I am paying $14.95 for it now and new custs get it for $12.99.


Yep! SBC=sucks! IMO

BigRock
04-28-2006, 11:10 PM
Doesn't matter. If you are already a SBC/ATT DSL customer they won't give you the advertised rates because they are for "New customers only".

The last promotions they offered were for new customers only, but this isn't. I've been on SBC for 5 years and they signed me right up.

Guru
04-28-2006, 11:11 PM
Yep! SBC=sucks! IMO


Don't have a lot of options here. It is SBC or Cox cable. The Cox plan is for up to 4mbs dl for $40. SBC is offering me $25 for 1.5mbs. I don't use the internet for anything other than browsing really so I don't see it being worth that much.

I may just go back to dial-up for a few months and try to rejoin again later. Anyone know how long you have to be cancelled from SBC DSL service to come back as a "new" customer?

Guru
04-28-2006, 11:33 PM
The last promotions they offered were for new customers only, but this isn't. I've been on SBC for 5 years and they signed me right up.


With my luck, I am probably not close enough to my Central Office to receive that speed. Therfore, they will keep trying to get $25 out of me for the 1.5 speed.

I have a hard time justifying $30-$40 just for internet though.

58-4ever
04-28-2006, 11:36 PM
They can't possibly be as bad as Cox. :hmmm:

Guru
04-28-2006, 11:54 PM
They can't possibly be as bad as Cox. :hmmm:


I would LOVE to dump SBC/ATT completely but I have not found any reasonable alternatives for phone and internet services. Everything I have looked at ends up costing more than what I am currently paying.


Basic phone services with no frills costs me $32. DSL is $15. AFter tax I pay right around $49 per month.

To switch to Cox would cost me more than that after their discounted service month. Plus, when the electricity goes out, I would lose my phone too.

Cell plans are even worse. :banghead:

58-4ever
04-28-2006, 11:55 PM
I would LOVE to dump SBC/ATT completely but I have not found any reasonable alternatives for phone and internet services. Everything I have looked at ends up costing more than what I am currently paying.


Basic phone services with no frills costs me $32. DSL is $15. AFter tax I pay right around $49 per month.

To switch to Cox would cost me more than that after their discounted service month. Plus, when the electricity goes out, I would lose my phone too.

Cell plans are even worse. :banghead:

I pay 40 a month just for the internet with Cox. :hump:

greg63
04-28-2006, 11:57 PM
With my luck, I am probably not close enough to my Central Office to receive that speed. Therfore, they will keep trying to get $25 out of me for the 1.5 speed.

I have a hard time justifying $30-$40 just for internet though.

Not sure bud, I dumped SBC for several hundred personal reasons.

Guru
04-29-2006, 12:00 AM
Not sure bud, I dumped SBC for several hundred personal reasons.


Do tell.... :hmmm:

greg63
04-29-2006, 12:01 AM
Do tell.... :hmmm:I would but it would only make my head hurt....again.

:banghead:


Shoot me a PM if ya really wanna know what happened.

Braincase
04-29-2006, 07:23 AM
Everytime I think about the nightmare that is SBC, I'm glad I live in Lawrence.