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AT&T News: Google Glass Coming to Retail Locations, May Offer NFL Sunday Ticket

According to a tweet published by @evleaks, AT&T retail locations will be one of the first places the public will be able to purchase Google Glass. The question, since Glass was first revealed, has been when can we get it, and for how much?

The Google Glass Explorer program is currently open to anyone willing to pay the $1500 entry fee, but the general public would do much better in waiting for Google to announce the finalized version of the hardware and software. 

There is no doubt that the general release version will be a bit cheaper and may even look a tad bit more refined.

However, there is still no official word on a launch date or final price. Google I/O on June 25 could be when we get a few answers from Mountain View.

In separate news, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that if AT&T can completely finalize its deal to buy DirecTV, which was announced in mid-May, the carrier may choose to allow wireless customers to stream NFL Sunday Ticket exclusively.

If you have not followed NFL streaming rights, then you should know that besides watching a game on TV, streaming an NFL game without DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket was basically impossible.

The only thing standing in the way of AT&T wireless customers and their beloved sport are the regulators in Washington. The deal is currently worth $49 billion to DirecTV, but large acquisitions of this nature do take time to unfold.

Two questions – how much do you think Google Glass will cost when finalized for the public, and in the event AT&T does offer Sunday Ticket to subscribers, would you add it to your monthly plan?

Via: @evleaks | WSJ
  • I hope Google finally buys NFL Sunday Ticket. {{-_-}}

  • coolsilver

    So if I buy glass now will I get updated models for free for life? Got to be some kind of end payoff.

  • Sean Bello

    I think it’s gonna be $299, but I’m not sure if I’d pay that for it now unless I see a great use for it.

  • anezarati

    i have an att prepaid plan and i would love to add sunday ticket if they made an app with chormecast streaming.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Oh crap. I hope AT&T cancels these soon. No need for more glassholes on data plans when wi-fi isn’t available.

  • Android_Silver_phones_tablets

    this DESIGN is not worth more than $350, in my opinion.
    It’s geeky.

  • Here’s hoping for $250 or less for Glass. Sunday ticket? I’m ok without it.

    • d-rock

      haha….that would be awesome…I’m thinking $499…well hoping $499…anything more and I’m going to have a hard time convincing the better half to let me get one.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        You tell that better half you’re putting your foot down. And if they don’t like it……..well never mind sounds like a bad idea.

        • it started to sound good, then i can tell it started to hit home as you finished your thought process.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    There’s nothing in glass hardware wise that would make it a 6-700$ device. I don’t see why it wouldn’t be a lot cheaper than that.

    • Ian Case

      Exactly. It was expensive because there were only a few of them, so manufacturing costs were high. Now that its ‘mass produced’, the price should come way down. They’re using 3-4 year old hardware in there.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        True. And going by google law….this by definition will need to be cheap.

  • d-rock

    DirecTV so needs a glass app for this!!!

  • dannyWHITE

    $399.99 for glass and HELL YEEAAAA!!!

    • d-rock

      highly shocked if that was the final price!

  • Another reason I’m happy I dropped Verizon for at&t. And when this comes I will buy one on contract but not for $1500. I don’t think it’s worth that much. Around $500-$700 will be awesome..

    • Hopefully Glass wouldn’t be tied to a contract. It doesn’t need it’s own data connection…does it? it connects to the phone and uses that one i thought. I could see a cheaper price for ATT customers who already have a contract, but still i’d think i’d be able to buy it with no contract. and use with my VZW phone for data.

      • I’m not sure how it works. I’ve always been interested in it but haven’t done much if any research on it. But if it’s coming to AT&T I’m sure it’ll require a data plan, a WiFi only version would seem pointless..

  • Brady Wassam

    I’m thinking $500 – $700. I see them doing an ATT Next type program for it.

    • d-rock

      AT&T will probably put it on a NEXT program that’s tied to your phone line and charge 30-50% more than it will retail on the play store, but with incentives behind it. Some of those incentives could be unlimited glass data (if it could monitor that exclusively) and NFL Sunday Ticket maybe?

  • Roubaix

    So what if I am left eye dominant? Do they make it so the lense can be switched to the left side?

    • d-rock

      Great question…may not matter for glass though.

    • Danny

      I’m worried about the same thing. My right eye doesn’t really see things

  • beng8686

    F*** AT&T and their exclusive BS. The NFL needs to bring Sunday ticket to ALL!!

    • WAldenIV

      Blame the NFL for being greedy and selling the rights to the highest bidder.

      • beng8686

        Blame whoever you want… I just want a paid Sunday ticket streaming service for everyone.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          No, you just want it for yourself. And there’s an option. Get direct tv or become an At&t customer.

          • Ray

            yep exactly the first year is usually free with DirecTV for Sunday ticket anyway.

        • Ian Case

          WITHOUT local market blackouts. I would pay for Sunday Ticket but the fact that they black out local games makes it a nonstarter for me. I’m too far out for an antenna, but I’m still Philly market and don’t want to pay for cable.

          • Ray

            Yeah i never understood the thought process with that. Its not like your going to say oh crap look the game is blacked out let me head on over to the stadium.

          • Ian Case

            Not even that. Even if its a sellout, its broadcast locally, but you STILL can’t watch it on Sunday Ticket. They expect you to watch it on the local channel. Same with MLB.TV. I just don’t get it. Play the stream from the broadcast with the commercials if thats the issue. No one is going to say ‘Oh look, theres my TV where I can watch the game on traditional cable or OTA… but nah. I’ll just sit here and watch it on my phone instead.’ I want it on my phone/tablet/whatever because I have no other better means of watching.

          • WAldenIV

            I’ve heard conflicting reports on this, but the local broadcast channels may still be transmitted digitally with QAM encryption in your area. You only need to connect a digital tuner to the coax from the wall to unscramble the channels. This works for me, but I’ve heard that some of the larger cable providers no longer transmit the channels.

          • Ian Case

            I’m too far out/topography is too rough for me to get an antenna signal, unfortunately. And then theres Comcast buying the Phillies games and ONLY playing them on Comcast Sports Net. Not that anyone wants to watch the Phillies this year.

          • d-rock

            Aereo is coming to Philly, maybe that will do the trick? For as cheap as it is, probably be worth it and they do chromecast too I believe.

          • michael arazan

            It get’s annoying here with the Rams, because if the games don’t sell out, they are not televised

      • matti861

        You sound like a verizon customer lol

  • Ray

    $500 for glass.

  • Teddy Chen

    I have a feeling that they’ll sell it cheaper than $1500 but with a contract plan.

    • d-rock

      It won’t be tied to a data plan…it’s tied to your phone via bluetooth, so I don’t think this would fly. It would be like doing a contract on a wifi only tablet.

      • are you saying that carriers sale wifi only tablets on contracts? i did not realize that, if so.

        • r0l

          It would be how they sell Pebble watches now. They want to be your destination for wearables, even if they don’t directly make money off on the device itself. They want the phone its tied to on ATT.

          EDIT: Directly make money off additional service that is. I’m sure they make money off the hardware sale itself.

        • Ray

          No the opposite thats why it won’t happen. Carriers dont sell wifi tablets because there is nothing in it for them.

          • that’s what i thought. on same page now.

        • d-rock

          What Ray said!