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AT&T increases U-verse fees

Radford C. Jan 15, 2011 3

Oblivious to economic woes and a possible push back from recently acquired customers, AT&T has decided to increase their fees. Perhaps it’s an uncreative attempt to recoup from the promotional deals they have been marketing 6 months ago. Incidentally, my father-in-law and I both bought into this deal in the middle of July 2010 – a 6-month promotional. We were previous Comcast customers and the deals AT&T had were very good at that time; that is, until I logged into my U-verse account and saw the following message below. With our 6-month promotion coming to an end, our AT&T bills will be extra hungry for our wallets. It leaves the impression that AT&T simply wants to milk more out of the current cattle they have rounded up.

In response, AT&T says the increases are necessary to “reflect increased business costs, including costs associated with higher programming fees.” They probably could have worked on their timing though.

From: A message from AT&T

Received: 01/15/2011 5:14 PM

Thank you for choosing AT&T U-verse. We hope you’re enjoying the tremendous value of your services. We’ve worked hard in 2010 to provide you with the best entertainment experience. We’ve added more TV programming and innovative features, including U-verse Mobile, U-verse Online and My Multiview, which lets you watch four channels at the same time. And U-verse will just keep getting better in 2011.

Effective February 1, 2011, the monthly price for some U-verse TV packages will be increasing.  U-family will continue to be $54, U100 will be $59, U200 be $69, U200 Latino will be $79, U300 will be $84, and U450 will be $117. If you are paying a monthly high-speed Internet equipment fee for the Residential Gateway, the monthly price will be $4. If you are on a current U-verse TV pricing promotion, the promotional benefit will continue until the applicable promotion ends or expires.

To give you an idea of what each of the  U### means the ### refers to the number of channels available in SD and HD.

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  • ltgsean

    This is not shocking, just more reasons to get less excited about getting cable.
    If they, Comcast, Charter and other cable companies would offer "self made" packages where a customer can choose the channels they want at $1 or $2 a month, people may stop cutting their cable lines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/radcastro Radford Castro

    Yes. It's just very annoying. On paper, self-made packages sound like a good idea but that would kill a company business-wise.

  • Naterichmond7

    DISH Network is the best TV provider around and they have fantastic DVR's and I get the most for my money with DISH. For Example the America's top 120 is 44.99/mo compared to there U100 which is 59.00/mo, America's top 200 59.99/mo compared to U200 at 69.00/mo, America's top 250 69.99/mo compared to U300 84.00/mo and DISH Network everything pack 104.99/mo compared to U450 117.00/mo. I recently learned from a co-worker at DISH that DISH customers can also go to DISH Online to watch there favorite programs and plus much more. You should check this out at http://www.dish.com.