Tag: AT&T

Did DIRECTV Raise Prices For Existing Customers?

Q. I read your article saying DIRECTV didn’t raise prices for us existing subscribers. That is absolutely not true. My monthly bill was $69 a few months ago and now it’s over $130. How can that be? They just raised prices, didn’t they? — Mary, Corsicana, Texas.  Mary, no, they didn’t just raise prices for

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DIRECTV, AT&T TV Raise Monthly Prices For New Customers

Despite accelerating customer defections, AT&T today raised the first-year monthly price for new subscribers to DIRECTV and AT&T TV. The company, however, has not raised monthly fees for its live streaming service, AT&T TV Now, nor for DIRECTV and AT&T TV’s existing customers. New subscribers to DIRECTV now must pay $59.99 a month for the

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AT&T WatchTV Closes to New Customers

AT&T has closed AT&T WatchTV, its $15-a-month streaming service, to new subscribers, and old customers who want to re-subscribe. In a notice posted at its web site, AT&T says service will not be affected for existing WatchTV subscribers. “Standalone WatchTV is no longer available for new sign ups or to re-subscribe,” the statement reads. “Existing

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Is This Holding Up a DIRECTV-Dish Merger?

Q. I would think that AT&T would have sold DIRECTV to Dish by now. Do you have any idea what’s holding up the deal? Is it Charlie Ergen being Charlie Ergen and asking for a low price? — Manny, Newark, New Jersey.  Manny, AT&T has said it’s not inclined to sell DIRECTV, but the company’s

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DIRECTV: Where Did Smithsonian Channel Go?

Q. I’ve been watching the Smithsonian Channel on DIRECTV, but it’s not there anymore. How do I get the channel back?! It has some great documentaries! — Hank, Toledo, Ohio. Hank, DIRECTV in March offered a free preview of about 50 channels to help Coronavirus shut-ins pass the time. However, the preview has ended, or

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DIRECTV: Why You Shouldn’t Subscribe

Q. I read your story about the reasons why you should get DIRECTV. When will you write about all the reasons why you shouldn’t. I can think of a lot as a former DIRECTV subscriber! — Cheryl, Lansing, Michigan.  Cheryl, as you note, I wrote this week about the five reasons why you should subscribe

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Who’s That Girl In the AT&T Commercials?

Q. I’ve been seeing these new commercials from AT&T with that really pretty brunette. Is that the same girl who was in their commercials a few years ago? She looks very familiar from the commercials or maybe it’s from some TV shows. Who is she? — Dave, Big Spring, Texas.  The new AT&T commercials, which

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DIRECTV: 5 Reasons To Still Subscribe

Q. I was thinking about getting DIRECTV because we have Internet issues where we live. But I have read about AT&T not running it well. Is there still a good reason to get DIRECTV? What are the benefits? We now have Netflix and Hulu. — Susie, Cambridge, Maryland.  Susie, that’s a great question. While it’s

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HBO Max: Why You Can’t Watch It On Hulu Or YouTube TV

Q. I have HBO through Hulu on my Roku and I am supposed to get HBO Max, too. But I can’t seem to find the extra programming that everyone is talking about on HBO Max like Friends. What am I missing here? — Christi, Taos, New Mexico.  Christi, welcome to the confusing world of HBO

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Is There Still a DIRECTV Now?

Q. I have DIRECTV, but I was thinking of using the Internet to watch TV. I know AT&T just started HBO Max, right? But is there something like that for DIRECTV? I remember something called DIRECTV Now. Is that still in business? — Maria, Indianapolis. Maria, you sound confused, but don’t despair. You are not

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DIRECTV Subs: Where Are My Network Channels?

Q. I have DIRECTV and I used to get channels for Fox, NBC, ABC and all the networks from New York and Los Angeles, but now I just get Fox. Why is that? Didn’t you write an article saying AT&T got new agreements with everyone but ABC? — Jim, town withheld.  Jim, I will try

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