AT&T internet services are joining the rush to provide multi platform, multi capability connectivity to home and business users. As one of the biggest and most famous communications providers in the world, of course, the provision of cutting edge technology is what drives AT&T’s market share – so it’s little wonder that the U-verse package the company has created is an all singing all dancing superstar!
You get to pick and choose what you want and what you don’t from the AT&T U-verse package – digital TV, high speed internet and digital telephony (VoIP, otherwise known as Voice over Internet Provider). That makes the AT&T package more flexible than some of its competitors, which either push the triple header package (all three of the technologies mentioned here in one bundle) while not really giving so much play to the idea that you can take what you need and leave the rest behind; or concentrate on digital TV and ignore everything else.
For families like mine, flexibility is key to Internet usage. It’s not just a family thing, either – what AT&T internet , and its close competitors, have realised is that everyone now thinks in terms of cross channel and multi platform usage. So much so, in fact, that you’d be hard pressed to find an average person in the street who even thinks of his or her usage as cross channel. To the consumer (that’s you and me folks) the Internet and all media connectivity is a holistic entity, which we dip into using whatever device happens to be handy at the time.
Building this flexibility into the heart of its U-verse package, AT&T internet offers bundles of varying shapes and sizes to customers that want to use the Internet to its maximum potential. Take the digital TV part of the U-verse package, for example – which lets users watch their programmes on any device they won, at home or on the move.
Like all digital TV packages these days, what you see and what you get is extraordinary flexibility of application. The AT&T pack includes DVR (Digital Video Recording), enabling you to enjoy your favourite shows whenever you want without the inconvenience of missing bits if you need the bathroom or have to take a phone call. You also get multiview channel browsing so you can compare your options on the fly; and access to a whopping maximum of 430 channels, 170 of which are currently available in HD.
The AT&T internet package that supports the U-verse deal delivers astonishing speeds across five variants – Pro; Elite; Max; Max Plus; and Max Turbo. The Pro package starts with download streams of up to 3 MBps, while the Max Turbo, as its name suggests, offers a heavyweight 24 MBps. Each package is designed to appeal to a particular kind of user – so the Pro, for example, is basically for email connectivity and basic web surfing, while the Max Turbo (which is what we went for, try having two teenage sons and getting anything else!) is good for full movie downloads and multiple connection on concurrently running devices.
AT&T internet also offers the system user a chance to synch the home phone with the web and digital TV. Maximum packages offer unlimited national and international calls. You just specify the package you need and off you go!