09-03-2016 11:17 AM
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09-03-2016 11:58 AM
AT&T is indeed still accepting orders for U-verse TV. The guy is a DIRECTV salesman. You can tell when he's lying because his lips are moving.
09-03-2016 12:19 PM
Yes, AT&T does own DIRECTV. However, most of the direct sales are conducted by contractor companies. Those companies hire people who are effective, but less than scrupulous. Yes, this gives AT&T and DIRECTV a bad name, but they don't seem to care.
These sales people have been laying out the "U-verse TV is going away" mantra ever since the sale closed last July. While AT&T has heavily incentivized DIRECTV sales, they have not (yet) shut down U-verse TV and continue to sell it to this day, including 2 year committments.
They have said that, at some point the future, they intend to combine some aspects of DIRECTV and U-verse TV's delivery system (e.g. common set top equipment). It may be that U-verse TV will carry on as an aspect of the DIRECTV brand name; AT&T has announced some new DIRECTV offerings coming out in Q4 that are closer to U-verse than DIRECTV. It may be that both the U-verse TV and DIRECTV names disappear into AT&T Entertainment.
09-03-2016 3:05 PM
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