Recently we learned that Comcast and Spectrum are raising their TV prices. Now AT&T is raising the price of DIRECTV and U-Verse TV by as much as $8 a month according to a report from the TVAnswerman, who first spotted the listing on AT&T’s website.
AT&T’s TV price hikes will vary wildly depending on what plan you have, but the DIRECTV Premier TV plan will be going up $8 a month and the Xtra and Unlimited plans will be increasing $7 a month.
U-Verse customers will see their prices go up between $3 a month and $7 a month depending on the plan you have. If you have the U-Basic TV plan, which offers local channels and sometimes a few others, you will not see a price increase.
According to AT&T’s website, the price hike will take effect for new customers on January 19, 2020. Current customers will see their price go up when their promotional pricing ends. (Unless you change your base package and at that time you will pay the new higher-end plan.)
Some AT&T fees are going up with the fee on Regional Sports Networks going up by as much as $2 a month depending on where you live. It is important to note this fee will go up even if you are on a promotional pricing plan.
AT&T’s DIRECTV customers may see their bills go up by as much as $10 a month. Over a 24-month contract that means they will pay $240 more for their service.
There is no word on if this pricing change will also impact AT&T TV customers. Recently AT&T launched a new live TV streaming service called AT&T TV. It charged the same as DIRECTV with a 24-month contract but allowed you to skip the device rental fees DIRECTV charges. AT&T has not posted any warnings about a possible price hike on the new AT&T TV service, which is separate from the AT&T TV NOW service.
The good news for cord cutters is you will soon be saving even more than you did in 2019. You are also not locked into a contract, so if a price goes up you can cancel without any termination fee unlike DIRECTV customers who will see their fees for regional sports networks go up starting next month and are locked in to a contract.
So how much are you saving with cord cutting? Leave us a comment and let us know.