For those seeking a nicely bundled home entertainment and communication system, AT&T’s U-Verse is one of the best. Imagine, one bill for all those services. Luckily, there are ways to get this service with a few savings and offers to save money.
Save some of Your Green
ATT Uverse coupon codes and promotional codes can save a user quite a deal of money. Luckily, the procedures are pretty simple. For new users, you can merely browse the AT&T website. There will be several promotional offers to choose from. Simply select the offer that but suits you.
For existing users, getting a break on your bill is a bit more difficult. You will need to find a coupon or offer code that interests you. Many times, AT&T will allow you to apply a discount offer for phone, internet or cable to your U-Verse bill. You will have to read the details of the offer to discover if each one will work.
U-Verse also offers its users discount movie codes. These are special offers that you can use to watch movies for free or for less money. These codes are easily found for AT&T.
- To apply your code, go into your account.
- Search for the section of your account for entering discounts and promotional offers.
- Enter your code into the prompt box.
- Click enter.
Congratulations, you have just saved some of your green!
About AT&T U-Verse
U-Verse is a bundling service first and foremost. It allows the user to save money by offering all three of the services most ordered from a telecommunications company, cable, internet and home phone service. By offering all products as one, they hope to simplify their customers’ lives by consolidating the bills into one bill. This service is also designed to save the customer money by offering a bundled discount.
U-Verse also allows the customer to pic and choose from its options. Many do. As of 2012, U-Verse TV had 4.3 million customers, U-Verse Voice had 2.7 customers and 7.1 U-Verse high speed internet users. Most of these users are bundled users, often having TV and high speed internet together.
U-verse is a high speed service. Most of the network is run over fiber optic cable. AT&T is working on expanding the entirety of the network unto this superior carrier and away from traditional copper cables. For example, in Austin the fiber optic network offers customers the blindingly fast speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.
U-Verse works much like traditional cable or internet service with a few twists. It uses a fiber to the node network. This means that in each neighborhood that the main cable runs to connection boxes in each smaller branch. Then, that box is connected directly to each home user’s network interface device. This is basically the same layout that a copper cable service uses but with much better equipment.
To be able to use the service the user must have a device to run it on. U-Verse TV is delivered by IPTV from the headend (the network interface device) to the TV receiver. This device uses digital MPEG-4 AVC encoding. Older cables use the lower quality MPEG-2 codec or the analog broadcast from last century. The receiver is capable of handling 4 steams at once. It can handle video on demand, central time shifting and start-over programming.
The TV service is comparable to cable. AT&T offers a number of bundles that are cumulative. The basic package is U-family while the deluxe HD-TV bundle is the highest, the U450. Special channels are available a la carte bundle. These include bundles like sports channels (ESPN FULL COURT and ESPN Game Plan and others), Espanol (programming from Latin countries), and Adult programming. Premium movie channels are also available.
Internet is accessed via WiFi or ethernet cabling attached to the residential gateway. There is a choice of speeds. Pro, the lowest tier, has speeds of 3 Mbits a second. Power, the highest speed outside of Austin, is a nice 45 Mbits a second. GigaPower, only currently in Austin, is a lightning fast 300 Mbits a second.
Voice is the final service offered in U-Verse. It is a digital voice service that is run through AT&T’s internet network. It offers built in voice mail service. There is also combined functionality. Voice and TV users can display call information and even make phone calls through a television interface.