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Christ... If I had a data cap on my gigabit FiOs with what I do for work and how much 4K stuff I stream I'd be out of business on many levels.

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On 7/26/2018 at 6:10 AM, Camp said:

I'm on AT&T internet and use Playstation Vue/Netflix/Amazon for our streaming TV sources. AT&T imposes a 1TB data cap per billing period. I routinely exceed that cap and am charged an additional $10 for every 50GB of data after the cap.

 

I have only one other internet provider option in my neighborhood and word is they are even worse. Data caps are the devil.

Right?  1 TB might have been ok in the past, but with 4K streaming - no way...

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No data cap if you are for 1GB AT&T service though or if you subscribe to their TV bundle.

 

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AT&T internet service data allowances include the following:

150 Gigabytes (GB) per month for customers with DSL service.1

160GB per month for customers with Fixed Wireless Internet service.

1 Terabyte (TB) per month for internet speed tiers up to and including 768 Kilobits per second (Kbps) through 300 Megabits per second (Mbps).

Unlimited home internet data for customers with the internet 1000Mbps speed tier, combined bills for home internet and U-verse TV or DIRECTV as a benefit of bundling, or the $30 unlimited usage option. Learn more about unlimited home internet data.

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They must have regional plans. There is no 1000Mbps plan offered in my neighborhood in north Dallas.

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Finally made the leap and ditched DirecTV for YouTube TV!  I am really loving it, it's a great service and my internet connection is handling it beautifully.  And of course, saving a ton of money over DTV...

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16 hours ago, secretvampire said:

Finally made the leap and ditched DirecTV for YouTube TV!  I am really loving it, it's a great service and my internet connection is handling it beautifully.  And of course, saving a ton of money over DTV...

YouTubeTV is great, highly recommended from me! 👍

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Posting this here as it's the latest thread to mention Fios. Just saw on my account page that From Nov 23-26 they are doing a customer appreciation event where your bill we be rolled back some (does not say how much at the moment) if you do a new 2 year agreement.  Which is fine by me as our contract only has 3 months left. It did not say if its only for bundles.

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Joey, I just renewed the FIOS agreement and got the discount -- and no bundle here. Just straight FIOS at the lowest level.

 

The lowest level of FIOS is blindingly fast for the two of us. Although we suspect Mortimer looks at bird porn.

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We have a bundle, and got the notice last week that we had three months left. So i did a quick check,  and the renewal price was a little bit higher. It's the same offer at the moment, so I will wait  to see on the 23rd. Though to be fair when I upgraded to gigabit, they screwed up the upgrade for a week, so they gave us a big discount for an extra 6 months. I was going to keep waiting as they always change deals, but if they want us to pay less then we currently are that is 100% fine by me. 

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Just got AT&T Fiber at gigabit level with no data cap. Which of the TV streaming services is the fave around here? I have PS Vue and like it, excpept for the lack of Viacom channels. But, it has all my locals and the SEC Network...

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11 hours ago, Brandon H said:

Just got AT&T Fiber at gigabit level with no data cap. Which of the TV streaming services is the fave around here? I have PS Vue and like it, excpept for the lack of Viacom channels. But, it has all my locals and the SEC Network...

 

I think I've tried just about all of them, and I've settled on YouTube TV.  It's the closest thing I've found to having TV provided by Google Fiber.  All the local channels (which depends on where you live,)  and most of the extended channels.  The only thing it doesn't have that I wish it did, is the NHL channel.  $40/month and includes Unlimited (I think) DVR space.  The picture quality is excellent, as I would expect on gigabit internet.  $40/month, instead of the $90 Google Fiber would charge for basically the same thing.  Ironically the $40 basically still goes to Google anyhow.  :D

 

YMMV, of course.

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51 minutes ago, Whooter said:

I think I've tried just about all of them, and I've settled on YouTube TV. 

 

It really is an excellent service, I am very pleased after several months and have been actively recruiting others to switch.  Yeah, as far as I can tell (and of course, I'm not some super power user) the DVR is unlimited and works great.  My picture quality is awesome and I just have plain old cable internet service, even when we have two streams running at once.  Access from my mobile devices has been flawless as well.

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We also have YouTubeTV and love it! YouTubeTV via Roku is the way to do it. Remote, Nice interface, and you can also access the app and via your phone if you choose.  YouTubeTV as a service has been great, price, quality, cloud based so you can access it anywhere, etc. Also, we have a family account, so we added grandma to our 'Google family', (she doesn't live with us) so she was able to cut out her monthly cable bill all together. 👍

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