After dropping a significant chunk of change on picking up DirecTV, AT&T has announced that it will be offering bundled TV and Wireless phone service. Starting at $200 a month, the phone carrier will offer high-definition and DVR service for up to four TV receivers, along with unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines. The company will also throw in 10 gigabytes of data to share amongst those four lines.
AT&T plans on releasing it on Monday, Aug. 10, (next Monday) and will plan to offer it nationwide.
AT&T’s $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV made for the largest U.S. pay-television company. The move to purchase DirecTV is seen as a way for AT&T to add some diversification to its wireless business in the US. In an attempt to attract current DirecTV customers to its mobile service or vice versa with mobile customers to DirecTV, the carrier is offering a $10/month discount when combining services. Also, DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse customers who switch from another wireless provider to the carrier’s wireless services will also be eligible for a $300 credit to their bill.
Of course, with the new bundling offered by AT&T and DirecTV, we’re not sure what will happen with Verizon. For those that don’t know, there’s a similar bundle deal with DirecTV and Verizon that offers a monthly discount for customers who combine the service. With AT&T acquiring DirecTV, we could speculate that Verizon will have to bundle with someone else, but until it happens, all it is, is speculation.
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