AT&T Launches TV-Phone Plan
AT&T (T) has become the only provider to deliver nationwide TV and wireless services on a single monthly bill.
The telecommunications giant this week unveiled the first-ever nationwide TV and wireless combined offer. Beginning Aug. 10, AT&T customers can sign up for HD and DVR service for up to four TV receivers, unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines and 10 GB of shareable wireless data – all for $200 a month.
“[This] is the first of many planned moves to enable our customers to enjoy a premium entertainment experience almost anywhere,” Brad Bentley, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of AT&T Entertainment and Internet Services, said in a prepared statement. “We’ll offer incredible value with more flexibility and convenience through our integrated packages that deliver a great experience.”
In addition, AT&T has officially started selling DIRECTV in more than 2,000 AT&T retail stores nationwide.
New DIRECTV subscribers will have immediate access to programming, AT&T said, and can view programming on their compatible mobile devices after leaving the store before TV service is installed.
AT&T noted that the newly formed company will serve as “the largest pay TV provider in the United States and the world.”
“Combining DIRECTV with AT&T is all about giving customers more choices for great video entertainment integrated with mobile and high-speed Internet service,” AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in a prepared statement. “This transaction allows us to significantly expand our high-speed Internet service to reach millions more households, which is a perfect complement to our coast-to-coast TV and mobile coverage.”