** for 12 mos plus taxes and Regional Sports Fee w/ 24-mo. agmt. Prices higher in 2nd year.
† for 12 mos plus taxes and Regional Sports Fee w/ 24-mo. agmt. Prices higher in 2nd year. Regional Sports Fee up to $8.49/mo. is extra & applies.
AT&T TV is expensive. Its six plans, combined with its $10-a-month unlimited DVR add-on, cost $0.69–$1.07 per channel. It’s worth mentioning that this is only with a two-year contract, and you can expect a 29–40% rate hike in the second year.
If you want a no-contract AT&T TV plan, you’ll have fewer plans to choose from—and they’ll cost an additional $10.00–$20.00 per month, depending on the plan. And while AT&T’s fine print says there’s “no big price jump at month 13,” that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect price hikes at all, unlike Optimum’s Price for Life deal.
That said, AT&T TV has attractive new-customer deals with any plan from CHOICETM and higher:
- A free year of HBO Max (reg. $14.99/mo.)
- Free NBA League Pass—current season (reg. $40.00/mo.)
- Three free months of CINEMAX, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and EPIX® (reg. $39.00/mo.)
Just remember that these deals are temporary—the value will begin to vanish when the deals auto-renew in three months, and your payment’s gonna get pretty plump.
If you can’t get Optimum where you live, and you really wanna try AT&T TV, go with the no-contract version of CHOICETM ($84.99 a month, 90+ channels). You’ll get free HBO Max and NBA League Pass for a year before you, uh, switch providers.
Or maybe just cut out the middleman altogether by trying a different live TV streaming service.