SEARCH BLOG: AT&T
First let me say that I have had some good experiences with AT&T and I even know a Michigan executive within their ranks. In fact, he was the one who raised my awareness of Uverse... AT&T's answer to cable television.
AT&T has made some significant moves toward cornering a large part of information and entertainment distribution, not the least of which was their partnering with Apple on the iPhone launch and service. And I'd have to say that the service I've received through AT&T has been quite good so far. That's why I was disappointed when AT&T apparently forced Apple to remove the Netshare iPhone Tethering application offering for the iPhone.
It was exactly what I was hoping to have and I couldn't really see why after paying $30 a month each for 3 iPhones [and a 4th soon to be added] in addition to a heft slab of text messaging minutes and "Anytime" minutes, that AT&T was trying to wring some more pennies from my family's pockets... especially since they provided that utility with other phones on their network.Now, back to Uverse. The other day we had to have a land line wires fixed outside of our home. After the serviceman reported that all was back together, I asked him about the availability of Uverse because I thought it might make sense to see what AT&T might have as an all-inclusive package for us. But before I got around to calling, this Netshare iPhone Tethering fiasco broke out.
Now I'm just not sure if I want to trust all of my telecommunications, television, and internet service to a company that seems inclined to employ a good old-fashioned "shakedown."They may see it as à la carte pricing, but I believe customers see it differently. Penny wise, pound foolish?