AT&T has come up with a unique offering that seems to be designed specifically for cord-cutters. For $40 per month, the company is offering customers its U-verse Internet Max Plus (18Mbps) broadband service, basic cable service, a one year subscription to Amazon Prime which includes Prime Instant Video service and a year's subscription to HBO Go.
Those that sign up and already have Amazon Prime will see the additional year of service added to the end of their current subscription.
As is typically the case with offers like these, they only apply to new AT&T customers and you must sign up online. What's more, there's also plenty in the fine print that prospective customers might want to take note of including the $49 service activation fee and a $99 installation fee.
It's also worth pointing out that the promotional pricing only applies to service rates meaning once taxes, equipment fees and other charges (like HD service) are included, you'll be paying significantly more than the advertised price. Furthermore, you'll be required to commit to the bundle for one year or pay a fee of up to $180 to terminate early.
On the positive side, the deal still seems like a solid value if you frequent Amazon and only want basic cable channels plus HBO Go. AT&T's 18Mbps isn't the fastest in the neighborhood but it'll be more than enough for surfing and streaming needs.
The promotion is being offered through December 13, 2014.