AT&T TV Cities Now Listed on ATT Site

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  1. Aug 18, 2019 #1 of 130
    DirectMan

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    AT&T TV is now available in CA: Orange, Riverside | FL: West Palm Beach | KS: Topeka, Wichita | MO: St. Louis, Springfield | TX: Corpus Christi, El Paso, Odessa

    These cities are the ones identified on the technician powerpoint a few weeks ago.

    AT&T TV: Live TV, DVR, On Demand, Apps & Voice Control
     
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  2. Aug 18, 2019 #2 of 130
    b4pjoe

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    That link just takes me to their bundle TV and internet page for directv or uverse page.
     
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  3. Aug 18, 2019 #3 of 130
    DirectMan

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    ATT just changed the redirect page as the links were not yet active.

    I think it will be active and starting tomorrow Monday August 19.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2019 #4 of 130
    compnurd

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    It looks like there local and RSN choices are following Directv now. Which could mean some people without a RSN
     
  5. Aug 19, 2019 #5 of 130
    TDK1044

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    I'm quite happy for those cities to Beta test it. I'll consider it a year from now. :)
     
  6. Aug 19, 2019 #6 of 130
    b4pjoe

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    It is back on their website now. Has a 2 year contract. Prices shown are only for year 1. Goes up in year 2.

     
  7. Aug 19, 2019 #7 of 130
    compnurd

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    Site isnt working right If you enter a address in a launch city it says you are good. but when you click the TV package it takes you to the ATT TV Now packages
     
  8. Aug 19, 2019 #8 of 130
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    If I click on the Buy button for Xtra it takes me to a page that says "Darn ... this offer isn't available in your ZIP Code. Want 7 days of DIRECTV NOW on us?" I am in the St. Louis area as I get the St. Louis locals presently, which is one of the cities it is available in, but I am not physically in St. Louis.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2019 #9 of 130
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    $120 per box first one is free. They call it a "device service fee" so on the second one it is $10 per month or $120 one time payment. Whether that is a lease or sale I am not sure. So a three room installation would use three boxes and cost you $240 out of pocket front end payment or an additional $20 per month per month for one year. Now why can't they adopt the same model for D* so existing customers would not have to keep paying for equipment after the first year.

    These are test markets so we will see the reception but at first glance I don't think this model will fly. They are competing against the Amazon and Google boxes that are heavily discounted sometimes to $15 rather than the $120 price of the ATT box. It shows the mentality of a monopolist but will not fly in a very competitive market like streaming.

    They also require a 24 month agreement with a $15 / month early termination fee.

    My conclusion is that ATT TV is DOA.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2019 #10 of 130
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    I’d agree that the deal is DOA! Just the 24 month contract alone would keep most of those interested in streaming away.
    And frankly, the whole pricing structure barely competes with a cable bundle IMO.


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  11. Aug 19, 2019 #11 of 130
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    Sounds like it is pretty much like I thought, same prices as satellite except no advanced receiver fee. The $120 for additional clients is a bit rich, but at least you aren't renting them forever. I imagine a lot of people on the satellite side would like a chance to buy clients for $120 if it meant doing away with the $7/month fee.

    Really surprised they are keeping the 24 month commitment though, without the up front install cost their only commitment is giving away the first client for free. I could see a 3-6 month commitment, but 24 months is crazy.

    I think they could be worried about cannibalizing their satellite base, and converting them to less-sticky internet customers.

    Anyone know if AT&T TV customers can get NFLST? If so that might be why the commitment - they don't want a ton of customers signing up planning to cancel at the end of December. Having a longer commitment gives them no reason to switch from satellite to internet.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2019 #12 of 130
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    This guy is using the new AT&T TV APP on his Apple TV and he likes it. He says the quality is good and it’s fast.

    About the $120 on time box fee, you could think of it as still saving per year the $7 a month set-top box fee depending on how many boxes you have. Plus you are saving the Advanced Receiver Fee and the old fee of $23.

    However in my area AT&T TV doesn’t have TheCW or METV. METV is on a main channel that DTV has.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CcvGfBidQ2
     
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    Remember this is a pilot rollout like a beta test I think when they are ready to roll out nationwide the 24 month committment is gunna be eliminated otherwise this product is DOA.
     
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    The only way that 24 month contract goes away is if AT&T gets desperate. And unfortunately if AT&T TV is a success every other streaming service will add a 24 month commitment to their service.
     
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    CraigerM

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    Remember AT&T TV is not built for Cord Cutters. AT&T TV is DTV cable TV.
     
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    But it is no different than any of the other OTT Streaming Services like YTTV and such
     
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    b4pjoe

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    DTV operators standing by:

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    Rich

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    Not all cord cutters care about video replacement services. I certainly don't have any interest in it unless I can get it for a much better monthly fee than what I pay now ($129 a month).

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    Just watched the video, thanks for the link, and it sounds like it's fast and has lots of channels. And the res is good. Makes me want to give it a try. Not into beta testing tho.

    Rich
     
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    I looked at this and it has most of what I'd want, but the deal breaker for me is only 3 concurrent streams. We have almost every night 4-5 TVs going. I'd love to be able to be done with rain fade, but there's no real advantage to this for me. Plus they, once again are trying to lock you in for 2 years.
     
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