Back in July Cord Cutters News broke the news that when AT&T TV launched in a market AT&T’s U-verse TV would no longer be offered. Today we have confirmed that AT&T’s U-verse TV is no longer for sale in markets that received AT&T TV today. Current U-verse customers can continue to use U-verse TV but no new customers can signup for the service.
Update: An AT&T Spokesperson sent Cord Cutters News this statement about U-verse TV: “This will not impact existing U-verse TV customers’ service. We’re simply introducing AT&T TV in these pilot markets. Learnings from these pilots will help us fine tune and evolve the product ahead of expanded availability later this year. To do this, we need as many active customers as possible in these markets.”
Now when you enter an address in a market with AT&T TV you get this message “Looks like U-verse TV isn’t available at your address. Luckily, you can still get great TV service with DIRECTV.” Just yesterday at the same address AT&T offered U-verse TV packages.
AT&T TV is live in 10 test markets including Orange County, CA; Riverside, CA; West Palm Beach, CA; Topeka, KS; Wichita, KS; St. Louis, MO; Springfield, MO; Corpus Christi, TX; El Paso TX; & Odessa, TX. AT&T TV starts at $59.99 for 12 months with a 24-month contract. After the first 12 months, the package goes up to $93 a month. (The high-end AT&T TV packages will start at $135 a month in the second year.) You will also have to pay a $19.95 activation fee plus an $8.49/mo regional sports fee if you have the $64.99 a month package that includes RSNs. (You can find a full TV channel list here.)
AT&T TV is in short DIRECTV but streaming online. The packages and pricing are the same. You can learn more about AT&T TV HERE.
This is breaking news more coming soon.
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