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1PW
09-17-08, 03:31 PM
In another newsgroup, a poster has found that Comcast will be
discontinuing their "Comcast Newsgroups Service".

Those using newsgroups.comcast.net will need to find another
provider on or before Saturday, October 25, 2008:

<http://www.comcast.net/newsgroups/>

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Herb Kauhry
10-04-08, 02:35 PM
And no mention of a reduction in the monthly bill. Oh yeah, that's right,
they referred to it as the 'complimentary' Usenet service. Still waiting
impatiently for Uverse to get rolled out, and this is just one more tickmark
on the 'Reasons I'm gong to dump Comcast' list.

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"1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
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> In another newsgroup, a poster has found that Comcast will be
> discontinuing their "Comcast Newsgroups Service".
>
> Those using newsgroups.comcast.net will need to find another
> provider on or before Saturday, October 25, 2008:
>
> <http://www.comcast.net/newsgroups/>
>
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$Bill
10-04-08, 03:07 PM
Herb Kauhry wrote:
> And no mention of a reduction in the monthly bill. Oh yeah, that's right,
> they referred to it as the 'complimentary' Usenet service. Still waiting
> impatiently for Uverse to get rolled out, and this is just one more tickmark
> on the 'Reasons I'm gong to dump Comcast' list.

They seem to all be doing it. Roadrunner said it wasn't being used
enough to warrant it - that has to be bull - probably more like people
were using too much bandwidth.

Does Uverse have a free usenet service ? It's available here and that
4 channel DVR is a nice bonus with the 200 package. The only drawback
to Uverse is you have to kick up the internet package about two levels
to reach normal speeds.

hank
10-16-08, 02:29 PM
"$Bill" <news@SPAMOLAtodbe.com> wrote in
news:gc8etd$1rr$1@registered.motzarella.org:

> Herb Kauhry wrote:
>> And no mention of a reduction in the monthly bill. Oh yeah, that's
>> right, they referred to it as the 'complimentary' Usenet service.
>> Still waiting impatiently for Uverse to get rolled out, and this is
>> just one more tickmark on the 'Reasons I'm gong to dump Comcast'
>> list.
>
> They seem to all be doing it. Roadrunner said it wasn't being used
> enough to warrant it - that has to be bull - probably more like people
> were using too much bandwidth.
>
> Does Uverse have a free usenet service ? It's available here and that
> 4 channel DVR is a nice bonus with the 200 package. The only drawback
> to Uverse is you have to kick up the internet package about two levels
> to reach normal speeds.
>

If you're still looking for a Usenet alternative, it might be worth
checking a third party service that focuses on that. I had switched over to
Newsguy and I can use them from whatever ISP or access location I have
available. They have low-cost options that cover low traffic as well as
options for heavier and unlimited downloads.

If you check their site newsguy.com they have a special that gives sign-ups
from Comcast an extra free month and I'd recommend using the trial account
to check them out first.

hank
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$Bill
10-16-08, 03:58 PM
hank wrote:
> "$Bill" <news@SPAMOLAtodbe.com> wrote in
>
>> Does Uverse have a free usenet service ? It's available here and that
>> 4 channel DVR is a nice bonus with the 200 package. The only drawback
>> to Uverse is you have to kick up the internet package about two levels
>> to reach normal speeds.
>>
>
> If you're still looking for a Usenet alternative, it might be worth
> checking a third party service that focuses on that. I had switched over to
> Newsguy and I can use them from whatever ISP or access location I have
> available. They have low-cost options that cover low traffic as well as
> options for heavier and unlimited downloads.
>
> If you check their site newsguy.com they have a special that gives sign-ups
> from Comcast an extra free month and I'd recommend using the trial account
> to check them out first.

That doesn't answer the original question though. Does Uverse supply
a news feed ? I can shop for a 3rd party news feed no problem, but
if they already supply one, it might be worth swapping from RR.

Bill M.
10-16-08, 05:07 PM
On Thu, 16 Oct 2008 12:58:35 -0700, "$Bill" <news@SPAMOLAtodbe.com>
wrote:

>hank wrote:
>> "$Bill" <news@SPAMOLAtodbe.com> wrote in
>>
>>> Does Uverse have a free usenet service ? It's available here and that
>>> 4 channel DVR is a nice bonus with the 200 package. The only drawback
>>> to Uverse is you have to kick up the internet package about two levels
>>> to reach normal speeds.
>>>
>>
>> If you're still looking for a Usenet alternative, it might be worth
>> checking a third party service that focuses on that. I had switched over to
>> Newsguy and I can use them from whatever ISP or access location I have
>> available. They have low-cost options that cover low traffic as well as
>> options for heavier and unlimited downloads.
>>
>> If you check their site newsguy.com they have a special that gives sign-ups
>> from Comcast an extra free month and I'd recommend using the trial account
>> to check them out first.
>
>That doesn't answer the original question though. Does Uverse supply
>a news feed ? I can shop for a 3rd party news feed no problem, but
>if they already supply one, it might be worth swapping from RR.

If you dig around at the att.net site, you'll eventually come to this
page http://helpme.att.net/article.php?item=287 which contains
settings for the mail and news servers for the various ATT domains,
which includes U-Verse.

Since they do provide news server settings, I'm going to assume they
have at least limited Usenet access. No alt.binaries.* from what I
understand, but the rest should be there.


(Please forgive the formatting, this is a straight copy/paste for the
most part, email servers first, followed by news servers.)


=================================================================
Mail Server (POP, SMTP) Settings
Your Email Address: Incoming (POP) Outgoing (SMTP)
MemberID@ameritech.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
MemberID@att.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
MemberID@att.net (non Yahoo) fpostoffice.isp.att.net
fmailhost.isp.att.net
MemberID@bellsouth.net* mail.bellsouth.net
mail.bellsouth.net
MemberID@flash.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
MemberID@nvbell.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
MemberID@pacbell.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
MemberID@prodigy.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
MemberID@sbcglobal.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
MemberID@snet.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
MemberID@swbell.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
MemberID@wans.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com

Incoming mail server: POP3
Outgoing mail server: Outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
Incoming mail port #: 995, secure connection (SSL) checked
Outgoing mail port #: 465, secure connection (SSL) checked

*SSL is not required for the configuration of mail.bellsouth.net
settings

News Server (NNTP) Settings

Pacific Bell/Nevada Bell Regions
Southwestern Bell Region
Ameritech Region
BellSouth Region
SNET Region
Prodigy

Pacific Bell/Nevada Bell Regions:
Area NNTP Server NNTP UserID Legacy members
San Francisco news.sf.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@pacbell.net
Los Angeles news.la.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@pacbell.net
Nevada Bell news.sf.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@nvbell.net

Return to News Server (NNTP) Settings

Southwestern Bell Region:
Area NNTP Server NNTP UserID Legacy members
Dallas news.dallas.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@swbell.net
Houston news.houston.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@swbell.net
Kansas City news.kc.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@swbell.net

Return to News Server (NNTP) Settings

Ameritech Region:
Area NNTP Server NNTP UserID Legacy members
Akron, OH news.akr.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Appleton, WI news.app.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Champaign, IL news.cha.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Chicago, IL news.chi.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Cleveland, OH news.cle.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Columbus, OH news.col.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Dayton, OH news.day.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Detroit, MI news.det.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Grand Rapids/
Kalamazoo, MI news.kal.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Indianapolis, IN news.ind.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Lansing, MI news.lan.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Milwaukee, WI news.mil.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Peoria, IL news.peo.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Rockford, IL news.roc.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Saginaw, MI news.sgn.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Springfield, IL news.spf.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Toledo, OH news.tol.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net
Youngstown, OH news.ynt.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@ameritech.net

Return to News Server (NNTP) Settings

BellSouth Region:
Area NNTP Server NNTP UserID Legacy members
Southeast:
AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN news.snet.sbcglobal.net,
news.dallas.sbcglobal.net,
news.sf.sbcglobal.net
news.chi.sbcglobal.net memberID@att.net memberID@att.net
Southeast:
AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN newsgroups.bellsouth.net
memberID@bellsouth.net memberID@bellsouth.net

Return to News Server (NNTP) Settings

SNET Region:
Area NNTP Server NNTP UserID Legacy members
Connecticut news.snet.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@snet.net

Return to News Server (NNTP) Settings

Prodigy:
Area NNTP Server NNTP UserID Legacy members
Prodigy news.prodigy.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@prodigy.net
wans.net news.prodigy.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@wans.net
flash.net news.prodigy.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
memberID@flash.net

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Bill

$Bill
10-16-08, 08:42 PM
I can just picture myself signing up and they drop it a week later. :)