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Review: ATT U-Verse

This past Tuesday I had AT&T come out and install U-Verse at the house. I signed up for the TV and Internet package. I’ve heard rumors about U-Verse coming to my area, but mostly things like this in Lubbock are just rumors. Then right before Thanksgiving, I found out that it was a reality. For those of you wondering what U-Verse is:

Uverse is a suite of Internet Protocol (IP)-based products and services , including AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet, and AT&T U-verse Voice telephone, (VoIP) service. It’s NOT DSL, it’s NOT traditional phone service, and it’s NOT a dish on your house.

In Lubbock when using a DISH you can’t get local channels in HD and you have to have two dishes on the roof to get all the channels. With the cable company the service is decent, but is way behind on the technology sides of things and is always behind their competitors offerings.

So I made the switch and I love it (famous last words, huh?) The DVR menu is wonderfully organized, and is superior to anything I have ever used. U-Verse also is instant, meaning you can actually channel surf; eliminating the 3-5 second hangup that I always got when selecting a channel with others. The coolest things about U-Verse TV is that I can program my DVR through my computer and even through my mobile device, and it offers 4 inputs of recording so I can record up to 2 HD feeds and 2 SD feeds at the same time. The SD channels are of great quality, and the HD seems to be pretty fantastic as well. I’ve got more for my money with U-Verse than I was getting with my cable company and I got it all for about $10/less a month. (Can you hear the cheap bird? Cheap…cheap…cheap…)

I signed up online, and am expecting $225 in rebates of some sort in the next 2 months. U-Verse also has NO contracts upon sign-up. I’m guessing they’re doing this to encourage people to try out the new technology. So basically I’m on a free two-month trial.

The Internet speeds are what I’m paying for, and that’s about all you can ask for. Right?

The only downside was the 3 week wait for install, and the fact that the DVR remote they gave me won’t turn my new HD television on or off (I’ve found a work-around so it’s not a killer.) If you’re getting one of those shiny new High Definition TV’s for Christmas, then you should really consider U-verse, really!

If you like my little commercial for U-Verse, Go to att.com/referrals, enter my referral code shown below, and order eligible AT&T services. Referral Code: JX1413981

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.