I have both AT&T and Dtv services but subscribed separately. Will they be able to give me a discount ? I just got a free upgrade to Lumia 1520 before my 2 year contract is about to expire. My AT&T bill is disgustingly sick. My phone is compatible with Cricket service and get get a much better deal with them for under $75
The risk lies more in what T is worth post the combination. DTV will sign the NFL package as they must but this will reflect on the T portion of the offering. Would have been better if DTV got more cash as a percentage of the deal.
I'd say that it's a done deal and that any discount is more arbitrage shenanigans than anything. The biggest risk is that the NFL thing goes sour, but based on both of their recent comments, that's pretty unlikely. The NFL will gouge DTV, DTV will happily pay it. There's too much on the line.
That's why the current trend is forming up... the money's not going to be made on the tail end. It's going to be made early on by those willing to take a little (very little) risk for a damn near sure thing on return.