Leaving Exede

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AT&T fixed internet is finally available in my area and I placed an order for it today. It's not as fast as exede while it's is suppose to offer speeds of up to 25mbs. As for the moment their speed is 10mbs. It's a small sacrifice for speed but on the other end, instead of paying $127 a month for 150gigs I'll be paying $50 a month for 170gigs and if I happen to run over its only $10 per 50gigs. Speed vs price and in this case price wins out.
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Keith

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Posted 8 months ago

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And you won't get restricted video or high latency.


I think Viasat has been losing some customers to this service, with price being a key factor. You have to pay 3 times as much in some locations with Viasat, and of course there are the other issues I mentioned above..


I believe AT&T is committed to expanding this service. Will be interesting to see how it evolves.
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Does AT&T simply throttle speed after 150 GB or are you forced to buy more data if you want to continue to use the internet?  Just curious.

Regardless, that's not a bad price at all for 170 GB of data providing it is reliable.  Most households don't need that much data.
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No throttling at all.
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So it quits working after 170 GB if you don't buy more data?  

Still, the pricing isn't that bad.  Even if you do go past 170 GB,  $10 for another 50 GB is very affordable.
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Automatic overage charges are simply incurred on going over; $10 per additional 50 GB up to a maximum of $200 charge.

Last I heard there was to be an option to just purchase a 1TB plan outright.

P.S. Fine print is over at the bottom of:

https://www.att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html
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Wish I had fixed wireless, or cell service, or slow dsl, or dialup. Nothing but two satellite carriers. Soon, though there will be four.
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Wish it would come to NY
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It started in the south. It is in Ohio now...just not sure where. I don't think there is a coverage map. All you can do is put in a zip code and then see if you can get it or not.
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I don’t figure hillbillies like me will ever see it. It will come to areas that are sure money makers (as a cheaper than upgrading copper wire alternative for them), and most likely fizzle when global satellite systems take over. Dang three to five years is a long time.
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Its not available where I live, but frankly, I don't want to go back to AT&T.  I left AT&T for a reason.
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Bradley

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I would forgive all past transgressions and even bake them some Christmas cookies.
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I left AT&T....but they sucked me back in with Directv. Honestly for the price, i would probably do it. I mean 150GB for $50. Granted it would be slower, but for that price with low latency and unrestricted video resolution, that's pretty good.

Alas I can't even get AT&T cell service, so I never see this service in my area.
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I’ve always had Dish. Looked at Direct many times. I notice ViaSat partners with them. Thinking we may see some synergies with new plans. Dish has always done me right except the Wildblue account they sold me. Some wholesale mess where neither Wildblue or Dish would take ownership of the account.

If I could stream without fear, I’d sign up for the Direct service today.
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It's available in my area now, how's your experience?
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It's pretty good. I'm supposed to get like 10mb download I think 1mb upload. My download speeds are between 30 to 50mb and my upload speed is around 3 to 5mb. No complaints here.
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I'm sorry with questions but how is streaming and have you tried gaming?
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Both gaming and streaming should work great with the low latency and those speeds.
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Keith

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I really don't game but streaming works fine. I've tested it on my Xbox one and they say my system is capable of gaming.
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I'd jump in a heartbeat as well. Souunds like it is serving you well.

Congrats on escaping lol.
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A couple of key points:

AT&T Fixed Internet is a 10mbps guaranteed minimum service.  This is a federal requirement because they took FCC money to build-out in rural undeserved areas.  This means the typical speeds are usually much higher in the 30mbps to 50mbps range depending on congestion like the other poster said.

Fixed Wireless runs on different frequencies than regular 4G LTE.  Line of sight to the tower can be important.  If you are in a densely wooded area with lots of trees or structures between you and the tower, you may not qualify.  
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The fine print says differently.  Nobody "Guarantees" a minimum speed.

"Consequently, AT&T does not guarantee the performance of your service on an end- to-end basis. This is also why third party speed tests which include other portions of the overall internet connection beyond the Connection itself may yield results which are outside the specified speed range for your particular service plan on the Speed Tier page. AT&T expressly disclaims any warranty with respect to the outcome of these third party speed tests."

Can you imagine the crap Viasat would get if they said all speed tests were not accurate and would be ignored?  The conspiracy nuts would have a field day.
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It is amazing how people don't expect cell phone companies to guarantee anything, but internet companies are evil for sometimes having slow speeds.

Case in point, I've had cell phone service from Bellsouth, Cingular, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.  None of them work 100% of the time.  Sometimes speeds slow down and sometimes service doesn't work at all.  That is life.
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I've noticed that also.  People have different standards when it comes to an internet company.  Heck, one guy just complained about paying taxes when he got his bill.  Others expect the company to stop spam email but do they call their phone company and expect them to stop sales calls?  Weird.
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You are very lucky to be able to leave viasat permanently 
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Hopefully this technology/program will become available in many more areas. Potential to provide a much improved service to rural areas.