It was only a few months ago that AT&T struck a nerve with HD subscribers due to a $5 monthly increase for three new channels, and now it seems it's back to the tried-and-true nickle and dime approach once more. Customers are beginning to receive email notifications (posted in full after the break) that beginning February 1, 2009, the monthly rates for a few services will be headed skyward. For starters, those non-DVR U-verse receivers will soon cost $7 per month versus the $5 per month that they cost now. Additionally, the Movie Package will shoot up from $15 to $20 (monthly) and Paquete Español will increase from $10 to $15 (also monthly). Got any other impending hikes we should know about, AT&T?

[Thanks, Darrell]

Beginning February 1, 2009, the monthly rates for the following services will be adjusted as outlined below. Please note, you may not be subscribing to all of these services:

https://uma.att.com/assets/files/legal_disclaimer.html
(link above from the "AT&T U-verse(SM) Offer Details" link at the bottom of http://uverse.att.com/)

* If you are currently being billed $5 a month for an additional AT&T U-verse non-DVR receiver, the new price will be $7 a month, per receiver.
* The Movie Package will increase from $15 to $20 per month.
* Paquete Español will increase from $10 to $15 per month.