ALL IN Pricing?

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  1. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I was reading elsewhere that "All In" allowed you to have up to 4 DirecTv receivers without an extra charge. They installed my system with a Genie and a 4K box. They are charging an extra $7 a month for "Tv access fee". What is that for? If it is for the 4K box, then All in really isnt. If it is something else???

    Also, assuming the $7 isnt for the 4K box, would adding an owned HR24 to the system cost extra?
     
  2. compnurd

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    It has been a few years since they offered that
     
  3. Davenlr

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    OK Thanks. So they are back to the nickel and dime game again. I just installed a HDMI splitter and ran an optical HDMI cable through the attic to the bedroom for the bedroom TV. Cheaper than $7 a month for the HR24 add-on. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't mistaken.
     
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    Not really nickel and diming. The all in included the money for all for clients. It wasn’t any cheaper
     
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  5. Davenlr

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    Looking at my first bill, it appears I am going to need to stock up on vaseline for my second year of the contract :(
     
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    This has been the case for a few years now and is clearly documented in the advertising (it wasn't always that way).
     
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    they offered me the second mini free for the first year..
     
  8. SledgeHammer

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    Wasn't that the scam where they only let you buy certain multiples of receivers? Like they jumped from 1 to 4 or something like that and if you just wanted 2 you still paid the price for 4? I don't remember the exact number scheme, but that was definitely an issue, you definitely couldn't buy any random number of rooms you wanted.
     
  9. Davenlr

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    Yea Harsh, I knew it would be higher the second year, but I was just going by the price of the package itself, I wasnt counting on them cutting the discount for bundling, auto-bill pay, and then adding ~23 for this All-in thing.
    Maybe they wont, it just says on the bill that those all end on Oct 1st, 2021.
    That is OK, they paid me $300 to switch to ATT Fiber and DirecTv, so I kept the $300 in a savings account to pay the higher bill or the ETF, whichever I decide. Since DirecTv is the only provider that has a PQ good enough to satisfy me, Ill probably stick with it even at the higher price. Hopefully I can get them to extend some of the perks to keep me using their internet instead of switching it back to Xfinity.
     
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    Looking at the terms of the current offer, the auto-pay/paperless discount does indeed go away (apparently it is just a $60 sign-up bonus spread out over time). I can't imagine why the bundling discount would cease, but then again, I can't imagine that the auto-pay/paperless discount would evaporate.

    I'd suggest informing them near the end of your first year that you need to go off auto-pay and see what they say about a long term discount to keep you on it.
     
  11. techguy88

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    The "All Included" pricing model has went through several revisions since AT&T came out with it for DirecTV & U-Verse TV subscribers.

    All versions of All Included include the base package channels, HD service, DVR service and Whole Home DVR service. The RSN Fee (for Choice, Xtra - Premiere, Mas Ultra & Lo Maximo) is still separate. The difference is the number of receivers included.
    • All Included 1 TV (Current)
      • You only get the primary receiver included, each additional receiver/client is $7/mo/ea.
    • All Included 2 TVs (Offered during the second and third quarters of 2016)
      • Included up to two receivers (or a receiver & client). Each additional receiver/client is $7/mo/ea.
    • All Included 4 TVs (Offered during the first & fourth quarter of 2016 and from the first - third quarters of 2017)
      • Includes up to four receivers (or a receiver & 3 clients). Each additional receiver/client is $7/mo/ea.
    AT&T eventually settled on the 1 TV setup for the All In packages so customers only paid for the # of receivers/clients they actually need.

    The AutoPay & Paperless Billing discount and the Bundling discount are good for the first 12 months then they expire. It has always been this way except when AT&T experimented with a 2 year price guarantee with the All In 4TVs & All In 2TVs offer when those two discounts were extended to 24 months.

    If you order DirecTV through CenturyLink they have a bundle discount of $5 off per month for 24 months which replaces the $10/12 AT&T bundle discount IIRC. The two are not stackable.
     
  12. Davenlr

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    Interesting. So I guess at 11 months, I go to the AT&T store and ask them for a deal to keep the bundle, and if they decline, Ill just sign back up to Xfinity internet assuming it is cheaper.
    I really never understood why they screw customers in the second year, and then ***** when their churn is so high. The reason I left the first time was because AT&T bought DirecTv and refused to honor my lifetime DVR service ($10/mo) even though it is STILL in their TOS.
     
  13. Davenlr

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    details of tv charges

    ENTERTAINMENT (all included) $97.00
    TV Access Fee $7.00
    Promotions/Discounts:
    $5 off for 1 mos with AutoPay and Paperless
    -$5.00
    $5 off for 11 months with AutoPay and Paperless -$5.00
    $10 off for 12 months with qualifying AT&T bundle -$10.00
    all included $27.01 off for 12 mos -$27.01
    TV Total $56.99

    This is the bill. So what is confusing me is the package itself says All included. So after the 12 months is up, and I stop getting the credits, will the bill be $104 or 131.07? IOW, is the first year discount just the $27.01 off the package, or is that package price higher? I cannot find the price of their packages without a discount on their site.

    I also found this hidden in the fine print: No credits in 2nd year for autopay/paperless bill.

    So, if I calculated right, the bill goes from its current $56.99 for TV and $49.99 for internet to 173.99 total after 12 months since the Internet goes up $20 too.
     
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