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I have been an AT&T wireless customer starting in 2005. In mid 2009 I added DSL service. AT&T called in early November of 2009, and told me I was being moved to combined billing (for my DSL and wireless service on my account).

AT&T aka Death Star Communications

From November of 2009 to February of 2010 I did not receive a bill. I tried on multiple occasions to call and make a payment and was told as I had a $0 balance on my account that they would not take a payment.

In March of 2010 AT&T called and told me that I owed $1654 immediately or my services would be cancelled (at which point I would owe over $1800). As I did not have that kind of money lying around I was unable to pay before the phone call ended. I went to the store on Airport road in Huntsville AL where I lived to try to see if they could do anything. Taking with me screenshots showing my account had a zero balance for each of the last 4 months. The store refused to do anything and told me to contact support over the phone.
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I recently recovered this post from our old site, since this post was written I have collected more interesting data.

AT&T - Death Star Communications

AT&T – Death Star Communications

AT&T’s LTE speeds are impressive. My experience ranged from 20MBps down to almost 80MBps down over their LTE, for upload bandwidth from 9MBps up to over 50MBps up. By contrast with Comcast’s biggest baddest home cable connection I average 18MBps down and 2MBps up. AT&T’s data speeds are constant its not a short burst at those speeds its sustained for the entire connection.

This data has also been compared with Verizon and Sprint. Verizon’s LTE network has averaged around 25MBps down and 5MBps up comparatively Sprint’s WiMax network delivered 14MBps down and 2MBps up. AT&T also wins out for the ability to run voice, data and text simultaneously. So while AT&T might not have the greatest customer service they do have a far superior network, and for those of us that don’t talk to customer service and do rely heavily on speedy and reliable data. AT&T is the choice.
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iPhone 5 Black

iPhone 5 Black

As many of you know Apple released the iPhone 5 in late October of 2012. What is truly astonishing about this is the shear volume of sales that the device has done. In its first weekend it sold more than 5 million units alone. In a recent bit of research conducted by several independent groups some amazing and interesting facts have come to light. One of the most noticeable being that the iPhone 5 sales alone have single-handedly moved the entire $15 trillion U.S. economy by half a percent. That statistic doesn’t count the sale of older generation iPhones or any of Apple’s other hardware such as the MacBook, iPad, or iMac. Apple has over the last year taken the stock market by storm, and set record after record.
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Cellular Carriers

Cellular Carriers

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Ok, It has come to our attention that with the holidays people will be getting new phones and new pone carriers. Here is a breakdown of speeds, network technologies, and lay-terms that you need to know before buying anything or signing a contract. This guide is posted to make sure you know how things work before your purchase and choice of carrier.

Terms you may here a lot are “4G”, “LTE”, “3G”, “CDMA”, “GSM”, “Bandwidth”, etc don’t get overwhelmed, its not as bad as you think, all of these terms do mean something.

Heres what everything means:
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