switching from uverse to directtv was a really bad move - DirecTV

we have been with AT&T for many years now, had UVerse TV at the top level for many years now, but noticed over time that we only watched about a dozen channels out of 550(!), and were paying for netflix or amazon prime for the majority of the shows we watch. started back in october, after all the contracts expired and our bill shot through the roof, via the chatline and on the phone, trying to downgrade that Uverse package to suit our usage. we were persuaded that our best deal would be DirectTV through ATT. it was the worst mistake we've made in a long time. i HATE it. now, we are locked into a two year agreement and they won't let us switch back. i am VERY unhappy with AT&T right now.

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