AT&T

What Broadband Options Are Available in My Area?

DSL Extreme

Episode 1825

Ron from Los Angeles, CA

Ron got a notice that DSL Extreme is canceling his internet service in November. They're offering him a service that is more expensive and requires him to subscribe to their internet service. He's currently using DSLExtreme. Leo says that AT&T has to provide DSL Extreme broadband service and it sounds like DSLExtreme is signing off. But Leo says the good news is that there are other options out there, including Starlink. Google Fiber. And others. Check out DSLReports.com for choices in the area.

Why's My Cell Service Slow?

MetroPCS 

Episode 1817

David from Hollywood, CA

David is a radio junkie. He loves to stream audio on MetroPCS and he gets a lot of buffering. So he went to Verizon and he has the same problem. Leo says that it may just be the area that David lives in. It could be a congestion issue. But it could also be that since MetroPCS is a second-tier provider to T-Mobile, it's not getting the same service priority for bandwidth. What it may be, is the SIM card. With the new 5G towers, the SIM card may not be giving him the 5G access. So go to the MetroPCS store and get a new, upgraded SIM.

Why Can't I Log Into My SBC Email Account?

SBC

Episode 1813

Cheryl from California

Cheryl is having trouble logging into her SBC email. Leo says that Cheryl has a "legacy email," with SBCGlobal, which was sold to AT&T and then outsourced to Yahoo. As such, Leo just thinks that the SBC log-in has expired and is no longer working. So Cheryl will likely have to transition to ATT.net for all her email needs if she wants to stick with that company. Try going to AT&T's web portal and try signing in with the same credentials.

Do Other Phone Carriers Support Numbersync Like AT&T?

AT&T

Episode 1807

Patrick from Austin, TX

Patrick is a rideshare driver, and he uses Number Sync to connect his iPad to his mobile phone. It's from AT&T. Do other carriers do it? Leo says that it's exclusive to AT&T. TMobile does have its own called "Digits." So check that out. Either way, it allows you to make and receive calls on any compatible device. But it isn't perfect.

Why Can't I Get My Yahoo Email in Windows?

Yahoo

Episode 1806

Karen from San Pedro, CA

Karen has a Windows 10 computer that gives her a message saying her settings are out of date. Leo says Windows won't send that message to her. But her mail program would. And since her mail has disappeared, then it may be that since Verizon is selling Yahoo, AT&T is telling Karen to update her settings. She will want to go into the mail program and delete the account. It won't delete the mail, just the portal to get it. Then Karen will have to re-add it using her login and password. The credentials Karen used to use won't work anymore. Use mail.yahoo.com moving forward.

How Can I Use an Old Rotary Phone on UVerse?

Rotary Phone

Episode 1782

Elaine from El Segundo, CA

Elaine recently had AT&T rewire her house for UVerse service, but a day later, her phone won't dial out. Leo says a call to AT&T to ensure Diane has an outbound calling plan is a good idea. It may also be that Diane's phone is an old analog phone and so it doesn't make the tones that UVerse looks for. Leo says to check out Pioneershoppe.com for one that supports UVerse. There's also DialGizmo.com.

Why Can't I Surf Online and Make a Call With My Phone?

Fold 2

Episode 1770

Bill from Denver, CO

Bill got a Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 for his birthday and he keeps getting knocked off the internet with it while being on the phone, through AT&T. Leo says it could be the location, with a cellphone tower that is having trouble. Leo says that it would be a good idea to go back to the AT&T store and have them reset it. From the chatroom ... here is a conversation about how to reset it.