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Streaming video services often provide an escape from the hidden fees, contracts, and other pricing annoyances common in cable TV. But that's decidedly not the case with AT&T's new live-TV online service, which mirrors cable plans by charging more than the advertised price, locking customers into contracts, and socking them with big price increases after a promotional rate expires

AT&T TV, which was available in 13 markets during its testing phase, is now available nationwide, AT&T announced today. Aside from going nationwide and its slightly lower promotional prices, the service hasn't changed much since we wrote about it last August. (Note that AT&T TV is not the same as the similarly named AT&T TV Now.)


The AT&T TV home page features several plans starting at $49.99 per month, while noting that the advertised price is good for only 12 months and does not include taxes and fees. How much are the taxes and fees? You'll have to order the service to find out. I went through nearly all of the checkout process today, entering my name, address, and credit card details, hoping to figure out the full price so I could include that detail in this article. But the online portal requires that you hit "submit order" without knowing how much taxes and fees will add to your monthly bill.

Signing up for AT&T TV requires a two-year contract, with an early termination fee of $15 for each month left on the agreement at the time of cancellation. A $20 activation fee is waived if you order online

2nd-year price hikes

After 12 months paying the promotional rate, you pay the "prevailing rate," which is double or close to double the first-year base rates before taxes and fees. Under current prices, the $49.99 promotional rate for the entry-level "Entertainment" package would rise to $93 per month in the second year. The promotional $54.99 rate for the Choice plan would double to $110; the $64.99 promotional rate for the Xtra package would rise to $124; and the $69.99 promotional rate for the Ultimate package would rise to $135.

Those prices do not include an $8.49 per-month fee for regional sports networks, which applies to the Choice, Xtra, and Ultimate packages.

The plans come with local broadcast channels, an a*sortment of cable channels, and options to add premium channels for extra fees. The full list of channels is here.

Each customer gets one Android-powered AT&T TV device and a Google a*sistant-powered voice remote included in the plan, but you have to pay $120 for each additional TV box. You can also access the service through the AT&T TV app that's available on iOS, Google Play, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. AT&T recently ended support for Roku devices.

In cities and towns where AT&T provides home Internet service, you can bundle AT&T TV with broadband. This lowers the TV portion of the price by $10 per month for 12 months. The broadband service's promotional price is $40 a month for 12 months, not including taxes and a $10-per-month equipment fee. The bundle provides unlimited data and the fastest Internet speed available in the area, which can be 1Gbps if AT&T fiber is installed. The broadband price rises after 12 months, presumably to the standard $70-per-month rate


man...fu*k agt&t and fu*k the cable mafia
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 1 month ago '04        #2
youngblanco 
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Is it just me or AT&T’s coverage has become extremely sh*tty over the past year or 2
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 1 month ago '09        #3
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I'm paying $70 a month for fiber internet for a year after that it's $100.. is there any way I can finesse them to lower the price once my promo is up?
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 1 month ago '09        #4
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 Zaosyn said
I'm paying $70 a month for fiber internet for a year after that it's $100.. is there any way I can finesse them to lower the price once my promo is up?

the anti trust laws are useless smh. they were designed to stop these mega oligarchies from gobbling u[ everybody. to get promo price i think you just hit up at&t like 2 months before the deal is up...tell em your gonna cancel and the mafia should lower the extortion fees
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 1 month ago '09        #5
Zaosyn 
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 messy marv stan said
the anti trust laws are useless smh. they were designed to stop these mega oligarchies from gobbling u[ everybody. to get promo price i think you just hit up at&t like 2 months before the deal is up...tell em your gonna cancel and the mafia should lower the extortion fees
I'ma try this if they try to strong arm me I'ma hang up and pay it cause I ain't got no other choice besides Xfinity
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 1 month ago '09        #6
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 Zaosyn said
I'ma try this if they try to strong arm me I'ma hang up and pay it cause I ain't got no other choice besides Xfinity

its the multi billion dollar version of monopoly
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 1 month ago '04        #7
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 Zaosyn said
I'ma try this if they try to strong arm me I'ma hang up and pay it cause I ain't got no other choice besides Xfinity
In most markets, Xfinity is k*lling AT&T

Best thing to do is go back and forth with either company.
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 1 month ago '07        #8
Funeral James 
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imagine still paying for cable in 2020

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 4 weeks ago '16        #9
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I’m done paying most of these companies for the foreseeable future and I don’t intend to miss a single viewing

 4 weeks ago '08        #10
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It looks like they just took their pricing and fees for DirecTV and applied it to this new streaming service. Even the naming scheme for the packages is the same as I remember it being for my DirecTV service

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