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Current Buckeye Cable customer: Help me with pros and cons of a switch to Uverse

I know Block Communications is the devil. I have cable, internet, and phone thru Buckeye and Im considering a switch to Uverse. But Im afraid that all I will be doing to dealing with a different set of headaches. Ive heard "Im sooooo glad I switched to Uverse." then in the same day, someone will tell me how much they hate Uverse. Do they really raise your rates after a sweet first year deal?

Cutting the cord is not feasible. Too much of a sports fan.

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posted by justphillips on Mar 06, 2014 at 04:33:47 pm     #   1 person liked this

IMHO, stick with Buckeye. While I've had my issues with it, their Media Gateway system is pretty sweet. Record from any connected TV, watch on any connected TV.

I'd rather smash my big toe with a hammer (repeatedly) than deal with AT&T service. Now, there's the devil.

posted by Foodie on Mar 06, 2014 at 04:49:02 pm     #   1 person liked this

I've had no problems with ATT service, but yeah, they're expensive as hell.

posted by Anniecski on Mar 06, 2014 at 05:55:33 pm     #  

I'm a big supporter of UVerse. I've had it since it was offered in the area. I've never had an outage. Not once. I don't see it as all that expensive, I have the U200 package and 6mb internet (which is plenty for me, a big fat bandwidth hog) and pay $136/mo after all fees and taxes. I don't have phone. They do raise your rates after whatever crazy deal they offer, but that's pretty typical and is comparable to the two dish providers. The rate I mention above is the post-introductory rate.

In regards to recording, only one box records but it can do multiple shows simultaneously while you watch something else, and will play on any box in the house. What's more, the box itself is wireless, so if you watch TV on a 3 season porch or something similar, you can move the box as you want. Plus you can arrange your furniture however you want without having to worry about being tethered to the wall. If you are in a room without a box but have your tablet, phone or computer, you can watch live TV on it.

I've never had an issue with UVerse's service the couple times I called them.

posted by taliesin52 on Mar 06, 2014 at 10:00:09 pm     #  

No problems with Uverse, but I am looking to switch since they jacked up my stuff after the intro offer.

posted by jaybeer on Mar 07, 2014 at 02:18:06 am     #  

I just switched to U-verse last month. When I signed up, they locked in my "introductory" rate for TWO years.
Maybe because I flat out told them if their rates jump back up after a year, I'd switch back to Buckeye.
They definitely have wiggle room in their pricing, you just need to push them a bit. My son got his bill knocked down over $50 a month.

posted by JeepMaker on Mar 07, 2014 at 10:07:47 am     #  

I've had U-Verse since it came out in my area as well. At least 5 years now. We pay $143 for the U200, internet, and phone. This includes the "rental" for 3 extra remotes (4 tv's total). You can record/watch anything from any tv. , pick up where you left off, or start from the beginning. I think the limit is 4 shows recording at one time. I record practically every thing I watch, and skim over the commercials. Cuts an hour show down to around 45 min. If the rate you are paying is too much, tell them you have offers from so and so and they will reduce your rate. We have done that several times.

posted by llz on Mar 07, 2014 at 01:44:37 pm     #