Free Preview Begins: November 22, 2012 (Thursday)
Free Preview Ends: November 25, 2012 (Sunday)
AT&T U-verse is having a free preview of their U450 package over Thanksgiving weekend, November 22-25.
Included in this free preview will be HD channels, sports channels, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, and On Demand channels. Sounds like a great free preview!
Thank you J. and Dyanna for sending this into me!
Check with your provider for your channel lineup.
Thanks for the heads-up on this. I just caught a commercial for the Starz/Encore free preview during those dates, but didn’t realize it was a full U450 with HD channels. Great news!
When they had the similar promotion last Thanksgiving I easily filled up my DVR. I’d better make sure I’ve got some free space on it next week.
It sure would be nice if they activated it….wouldn’t it…’cause I sure am not getting it 2 hours after it was supposed to start
5 hours now and no free preview guess I ‘ll be calling Direct TV on Monday
How do I access the free preview on ATT u-verse? I looked at the channels, and they say “not subscribed”. How is it free if I have to be subscribed?
What time does it start today?
Why is it not working? When I open a HBO channel it says I don’t have a subscription.
So where is it? Turned on TV this morning and no free channels yet.
What time does the free preview start on the 22nd?
I’m an AT&T UVerse customer and I don’t have this off on my TV.
I’m not getting the free preview and I’m very disappointed
Says it starts 11/22 but its not working :-(
None of the extra channels are coming up on my TV
I’m not getting the free preview
Not getting it either…
No free preview and the office is closed.
Looks like they are telling some customers that there’s an “outage” and thus no free preview. http://forums.att.com/t5/Features-and-How-To/Annual-Thanksgiving-weekend-U450-Preview/m-p/3363201#U3363201
Hey, I just reset my receiver and the free preview started. OHHHHH EHHHHHH!
I can’t believe these people! They advertise a Free U450 Preview and they don’t deliver? I mean, how mean are they to tease us with this? U-verse is AT&T’s Cash Cow, you would think they would protect it with decent service?.
Dudes it’s free, how cany any of you complain? lol hahaha
it’s on now
OK….I am an U-Verse subscriber and where are these free programs? It is 11/22/12.
HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, & Starz Free Trial will be on December 22 to 26, 2012.
Reset your box! They are all there!
No free preview on my uverse
restart your boxes and you will have U450 preview
Hey everyone, just reset your box at you will get all the stations!!!!!!!!!!
False advertising. Now Saturday Nov 24th and no free Encore or Starz
Yeah, this was nice…went to watch a show Saturday & we were able to get half way through it before On Demand Cinemax crapped out. Nice Job ATT Uverse
Im surprised so many of you had a bad experience. Let me just say its awesome.
It’s a shame that some of you had trouble getting the preview started. Hopefully the tip that Karla and David and Ann (all above) shared worked to get your boxes rebooted.
I enjoy this site for sharing that kind of information, but there is also the forums.att site for concerns that the people posting here don’t have an answer for.
Luckily I didn’t have the problem, but it might be because I rebooted my box the evening before the preview started. It was just a coincidence that I did – I do that periodically because it always shows several hours more free space on my DVR after the reboot, and I knew I’d want as much space available as possible for recording.
My only very minor issue – a couple of HD channels never came on. The Sony and MGM channels are the two that I can think of that remained blocked during the entire event.
Overall I’m very happy with the long free preview weekend. I haven’t seen anything from U-verse yet about the Christmas free preview that jwmartin mentions above, but I’ll look forward to that one if it happens too.
Alan – San Diego, CA