I have to switch back in forth between Charter and Direct TV/ATT every
couple of years to get the best offer.
Direct TV has sent me their "Exclusive Invitation" and it is time to
switch again. The promo package is 39.99 for all stations. The first
hitch is that the promo package is only for the channels....if I want
to hook those to a TV, I need an HD tuner. That cost another 5 bucks
per month. That's a 60$ /per year jump before I even get started.
Charter offers a pretty good deal for new subscribers, but they soak
you after the year promo is over. Charter Internet is much better
than ATT U-Verse, but I can do without if for a year to keep getting
it at the promo price.
I notice that Charter is currently offering to pay for early
termination fees up to $500! I hope they still have that offer next
year when I am ready to switch back.
Last time I switched fro Charter Internet to ATT Internet, I had to
buy a DSL modem. I am told that U-Verse is not the same as DSL. The
modem I bought from them last time is worthless to use this time.
I tried to repurpose the DSL modem to so I could have another wireless
point (and 4 ports) on the other side of the house, but the modem
would try to dial out once per minute which made it useless repurpose
as another switch port.