U-verse 2013 Pricing Changes

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U-verse 2013 Pricing Changes

This was filed today with the state of Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

 

Beginning with bills received on January 27, 2013, the monthly price of some U-verse TV packages are increasing.  These price adjustments reflect increased business costs, including costs associated with higher programming fees.  

 

The monthly price for the following U-verse TV service plans will increase $2: U-family to $59; U200 to $74; U200 Latino to $84; U300 to $89; U300 Latino to $99;  U450 to $121; and U450 Latino to $131. (Grandfathered plans also will increase $2: U100 to $61 or $66, depending on when first ordered; and U400 to $116.).  Beginning on February 1, 2013 there will be a separate Broadcast TV Surcharge of $1.99 per month to recover a portion of the amount local broadcasters charge AT&T to carry their channels.

 

Those customers who currently have a U-verse TV pricing promotion will continue to receive the promotional benefit until the applicable promotion ends or expires.  Customers are being notified of these changes via bill messaging occurring in November and December.  In addition, customers will be notified of these changes online at www.att.net/uversepricechange.  Customers seeking information about U-verse services may visit www.att.net/uverseonline.

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Yep every year in Feburary the rates go up.  You can mark your calender for 2013, 2014, 2015................Smiley Surprised

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RemyM wrote:  Beginning on February 1, 2013 there will be a separate Broadcast TV Surcharge of $1.99 per month to recover a portion of the amount local broadcasters charge AT&T to carry their channels.

 

 

Yay.... more fees..

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Darknessrise wrote:

RemyM wrote:  Beginning on February 1, 2013 there will be a separate Broadcast TV Surcharge of $1.99 per month to recover a portion of the amount local broadcasters charge AT&T to carry their channels.

 

 

Yay.... more fees..


Everyone has fees, it's just how they hide them in the wording.  Still $4 is better than other providers and their quarterly 10% increases.

 

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RemyM wrote:

This was filed today with the state of Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

 

Beginning with bills received on January 27, 2013, the monthly price of some U-verse TV packages are increasing.  These price adjustments reflect increased business costs, including costs associated with higher programming fees.  

 

The monthly price for the following U-verse TV service plans will increase $2: U-family to $59; U200 to $74; U200 Latino to $84; U300 to $89; U300 Latino to $99;  U450 to $121; and U450 Latino to $131. (Grandfathered plans also will increase $2: U100 to $61 or $66, depending on when first ordered; and U400 to $116.).  Beginning on February 1, 2013 there will be a separate Broadcast TV Surcharge of $1.99 per month to recover a portion of the amount local broadcasters charge AT&T to carry their channels.

 

Those customers who currently have a U-verse TV pricing promotion will continue to receive the promotional benefit until the applicable promotion ends or expires.  Customers are being notified of these changes via bill messaging occurring in November and December.  In addition, customers will be notified of these changes online at www.att.net/uversepricechange.  Customers seeking information about U-verse services may visit www.att.net/uverseonline.


More fees that AT&T collects, keeps and then decides what they want to do with........  Yeah, I understand that AT&T isn't alone in that regard but I dropped a T-Mobile line because of a $3.50 fee that they told me "that we collect and retain just to keep with all of the legal stuff...."

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I just looked at my new bill from ATT and it describes the new rate increases. I was disappointed to see that they are now going to charge $1.99 a month to watch local broadcast channels. It never ends with the way companies can dream up new charges to nickel and dime you to death.

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Unfortunately, it's the same everywhere.  They just (cleverly?) find a way to get more money out of us.  They just don't call it a "rate increase" or a "price increase". 

 

It's not unlike the banks creating all the charges.  You have to have $7,000 in your account or you have to use your CC xxx times to AVOID the monthly $14.95 service fee.  Smiley Frustrated

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All Pay to watch providers jack their prices up in February of every year. If you break it down, you are still getting a bargain for the packages, compared to what DirectV charges after their contract period runs out, or Comcast, etc..

To get less channels through Comcast even with a six month promo price, a DVR, two receivers, it would cost me more than a no promo price with ATT for 450 channels. So yes Gracie there is a Santa Clause.
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The information below was on my latest U-verse bill in the News You Can Use section:


The monthly price of some U-verse products and services will be increasing and may impact the cost of your service. Except as otherwise noted, these pricing changes will begin with the January 27, 2013 billing statements and reflect increased business costs, including costs associated with higher programming fees.

 

AT&T UVERSE TV
Effective January 27, the monthly price for the following U-verse TV service plans will increase $2: U-family to $59; U200 to $74; U200 Latino to $84; U300 to $89; U300 Latino to $99; U450 to $121; and U450 Latino to $131. (Grandfathered plans also will increase $2: U100 to $61 or $66, depending on when first ordered; and U400 to $116.) Beginning on February 1 there will be a separate Broadcast TV Surcharge of up to $1.99 per month to recover a portion of the amount local broadcasters charge AT&T to carry their channels.

 

AT&T HIGH SPEED INTERNET MAX
If your monthly price for High-Speed Internet Max is $48, it will increase to $51.

 

For a complete list of pricing changes taking place, please visit att.net/uversepricechange. If you are on a
current U-verse pricing promotion, the promotional benefit will continue until the applicable promotion ends or expires. For questions regarding any of your U-verse services, visit att.com/uversesupport. Thank you again for being a valued AT&T U-verse member.

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Just FYI, DirectTV and Dish Network have always charged extra to receive local broadcast channels. I believe it used to be $5.00/month, and I think it's gone up.
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Yes, I remember paying the fee to receive local channels when I had Dish Network.

 

I wonder if there would be an option to not receive the local channels, and not be charged the extra fee.

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AT&T U-verse Price Changes

 

 

 

AT&T U-verse Price Changes

Thank you for choosing AT&T. Except as otherwise noted, beginning with bills received on January 27, 2013, the monthly price of some U-verse TV and Internet packages are increasing, which may impact the cost of your services. These changes reflect increased business costs, including costs associated with higher programming fees.

The monthly price for the following U-verse TV service plans will increase $2: U-family to $59; U200 to $74; U200 Latino to $84; U300 to $89; U300 Latino to $99; U450 to $121; and U450 Latino to $131. (Grandfathered plans also will increase $2: U100 to $61 or $66, depending on when first ordered; and U400 to $116.) Beginning on February 1 there will be a separate Broadcast TV Surcharge of up to $1.99 per month to recover a portion of the amount local broadcasters charge AT&T to carry their channels.

For High Speed Internet customers effective as of the January 27, 2013 billing statements, the monthly price for Basic will increase to $28, Express will increase to $36, Pro will increase to $41, Elite will increase to $46, Max will increase to $51, Max Plus to $56, and Max Turbo to $66. If you are not currently paying a monthly high speed Internet equipment fee for the Wi-Fi-enabled Residential Gateway, a $2 monthly fee will begin with the January 27 billing statements.

The monthly rate for the Home Wiring Protection Plan will be $6.00.

If you are on a current U-verse TV, U-verse Voice, and/or U-verse High Speed Internet pricing promotion, the promotional benefit will continue until the applicable promotion ends or expires. For questions regarding any of the U-verse services, visit att.com/uversesupport.

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And here I was thinking maybe for once pricing will finally go down. How long until the bubble bursts? In 2006, 3Mbps internet was advertised at $16. Now the same service is $41? And instead of finally getting rid of the obvious money-grab premium fee for HD, there is now a premium fee for channels that are free over the air. Where is even the logic in that? I am incredibly disappointed with the careless price hikes they can just get away with and the increasingly obvious ploy to pay more for the same or less.
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ManuelM wrote:
And here I was thinking maybe for once pricing will finally go down. How long until the bubble bursts? In 2006, 3Mbps internet was advertised at $16. Now the same service is $41? And instead of finally getting rid of the obvious money-grab premium fee for HD, there is now a premium fee for channels that are free over the air. Where is even the logic in that? I am incredibly disappointed with the careless price hikes they can just get away with and the increasingly obvious ploy to pay more for the same or less.

In 2006, just like today, AT&T advertised temporary lower prices to entice customer to sign up. the $16 internet you mention in just one example. 

 

The $10 HD fee is optional and not all customers want to take advantage of HD programming, so it seems fair for them to have a way to avoid paying for channels they do not want. In addition, most providers have additional charges for HD equipment as well, whereas all of AT&T's equipment is HD capable.

 

While broadcast channels are free OTA, AT&T must pay for the rights to carry them. 

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texasguy37 wrote:

Yes, I remember paying the fee to receive local channels when I had Dish Network.

 

I wonder if there would be an option to not receive the local channels, and not be charged the extra fee.


That would be an interesting question for an AT&T CSR or  Customer Care,.  I wish I had time to call 1-800-288-2020 and ask, I bet that I would get at least a couple of "can I put you on hold for 1-2 minutes Mr. dhascall and I sincerely appologize for the delay" before getting an, um, "no." Smiley Very Happy


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