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07-09-2007 09:14 PM #1
Go thru Dish direct or AT&T
I will be signing up for Dish Network within the next month after my comcast
My question is- Is there any advantage/disadvantage for obtaining Dish thru
AT&T? Has any one gotten a bundle discount by going thru AT&T? Any future issues with upgrades compared to Dish directly?
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07-10-2007 01:23 AM #2Pub Member / Supporter
Best thing to do is sign up through Dishstore and take advantage of our special satelliteguys offer. Once the system is installed you can convert the account over to an AT&T bundeled account for telephone and DSL.
BTW, the only savings you'll see with AT&T are if you can get both DSL and phone. No DSL, then no real savings!
07-10-2007 07:12 AM #3
You might want to check with AT&T first. Last I checked, there used to be a small discount if you bundled it with other AT&T services ($4-$6 per month), but seemed like you had to initially start with them, there was no conversion process (other than quitting dish for a specific period, like a month or more, then resigning up through AT&T).
07-10-2007 07:37 AM #4
One other advantage that you might see by going through AT&T is that you could probably get the 622HZ (HomeZone) receiver that provides some additional functionality beyond that of a standard 622. If you're not thinking about an HD DVR and wouldn't use features such as remote scheduling or VOD, then this probably doesn't matter. If you're not interested in the HomeZone receiver, then by all means, see Claude first.
07-11-2007 12:14 AM #5
07-12-2007 07:51 AM #6
I know AT&T has DSL starting now at $10 (part of the Bellsouth merger agreement) in some regions for it's slowest service, going up to about $35 for it's highest speed service (6 Mbps) which I think is 1 Mbps faster than Charter offers in my area, and at least $10 cheaper.
The catch is though, for DSL, I believe you need to have your phone service with them, which I think starts around $15. But at years end, again as part of the Bellsouth merger agreement, I think that restriction is dropped, which then probably opens you up to using their comparable-to-cable-phone service over IP called CallVantage (unlimited long distance, a ton of features, for about $29).
Worth looking at. I've seen where AT&T comes out cheaper, and cable comes out cheaper, just depends on where you live for the most part.