AT&T is a corrupt monster and there a...

AT&T is a corrupt monster and there are other options

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Honest citizen

United States

#1 Mar 30, 2013
AT&T is the biggest criminal organization around. I have worked for them for several years and have recently left them due to the horribly unethical things they were trying to force us to do. In May they are going to start forcing UVerse customers to get VOIP service. They will disconnect your home landline and reconnect it through the internet. They are doing this in an attempt to circumvent a law passed a few years ago about wire taps. With VOIP they do not have to have a wire tap to listen in on a conversation. VOIP is channelized and digital so it can easily be monitored at their CO or remotely. The Uverse service is not even really Uverse. It is called IPDSL. Uverse is mostly fiber and Henderson and vicinity does not have much fiber. VOIP does not work with most home alarms or life alerts or fax machines.
Couple this with the fact that the CEO Randall Stephenson is trying to force The Boy Scouts of America ( a private Christian organization) to accept gays into their group and you have a truly shady evil corporation. He has pledged to remove ATT funding for the BSA if they do not comply.
ATT has also put caps on all of their internet, home and mobile and are charging outrageous prices for it all. Honestly, Straight Talk has a SIM plan now and you can get unlimited talk text and data for $45 a month with no contract and it works on any ATT or Tmobile phone. Do not keep funding this corrupt company anymore. There are plenty of other options out their for cellular service and internet. Charter may be a bit pricey but it is much faster and more reliable than ATT will ever be for internet. There's Hughes Net, Whisper, Dish, Verizon and Sprint both offer wifi hotspots. There are choices.
need more info

Kenton, TN

#2 Mar 30, 2013
Just from being a long time customer, I know they are crooks. We have looked at changing cell providers several times, but each time I get on the internet and view the coverage area for the providers. I live in Chester County, but the area I live in is east of Henderson. So far I have not been able to find anyone who has a decent cell signal out here but ATT. I have Cleartalk internet, which sucks, so I wanted to use my phone as a wifi hotspot, but with ATT that is not possible unless you want to pay them for the privilege . We were told by ATT and their service people that we would never be able to get broadband in our area anytime within the next 20 years, satellite was our only option, but Hughes Net dials down the speed, have heard really bad things from customers of Excede, and hoping that my friend who just got Whisper will be satisfied because I would like to have Whisper .Done downloaded an app that would make my phone a wifi hotspot, but it was unreliable and used too much data, which you already know is NOT unlimited with ATT. The "new" tower out here had a great signal for almost a year, now it barely gives us one bar, they must have dialed back the signal or something. So if there are other options, could you please tell me which ones will actually have a signal in the Plainview area and you said all ATT phones will work with a Straight Talk sim, did you mean all of them, like smartphones too? I know you are extremely mad at them, don't blame you one bit but if you can give me some info, they will be losing a few customers within a month, cause that's when our contract on 5 phones will expire. Thanks!
Angie

Paris, TN

#3 Mar 31, 2013
I totally agree!!
Honest citizen

United States

#4 Mar 31, 2013
Need More Info, yes, I have an upper end Android phone that is ATT and it works perfectly on Straight Talk. I had an IPone4 on it before this. Straight Talk has two plans, the Sim plan and their regular plan. Get on their website and you can order a SIM. Just remember to order a regular SIM for android and micro for IPhone4 and 5. It runs on ATT network so it gets good coverage. Now I also have a prepaid Verizon wifi hotspot. It is very fast, 4G speeds. I ran a speed test a few days ago and it came in at 24mps down. It works very well all over Henderson, Jacks Creek and Sweet Lips. The Verizon wifi is expensive though. The Straight Talk plan however is only $45 a month. No contract. It is not subject to the new unlocking laws that passed last month either because you do not have to unlock the phone.
Honest citizen

United States

#5 Mar 31, 2013
I also know several Scout leaders that will be pulling their children from Scouting if ATT gets their way and the Scouts allow homosexuals. Evil company just pure evil.
Honest citizen

United States

#6 Mar 31, 2013
Just sayin
lovinglife

United States

#7 Apr 1, 2013
Yes they are!! At&t sucks!!!

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