That makes sense, since it costs them more to do the initial install of Directv due to the customer visit, they want to encourage new installs on AT&T TV instead.The good news is AT&T Tv pays the same as a regular Directv sale. However if your in the city and sell a traditional Directv system, then your commission is reduced almost 60%.
People who really want Directv would have to pay to have it installed to make up that difference in commission. I said before on many occasions I thought AT&T would encourage new installs to be on AT&T TV because it is cheaper, and they might start charging for installs to make it happen. Looks like they've effectively done that for third party installs, just have to wait and see when they do that explicitly for new installs through Directv.
How do they determine if you're "in the city"? What about people who live in a city but have crappy internet where they are?