My understanding all along has been that areas with locals were $10/month more & thus when locals were added to your area you would then incur the price bump.
Has Vue added locals in your areas?
I have had PSVue for the past year & have enjoyed the lower price because I live in a small community with no locals. I have not yet received an email saying my cost is going up.
DirecTV Now is not even close to as good a value. No DVR functionality & only 2 simultaneous streams per account. I would have to have 2 DirecTV Now accounts so you would have to double their pricing in a comparison & there would still be no DVR. No Contest.
Sling has 2 packages (Orange & Blue) with Orange allowing only 1 stream & blue 2 simultaneously. And from what I understand even if you have both packages, if one person is watching an Orange package channel no-one else can simultaneously watch any other Orange channel. Likewise, only two Blue channels can be watched simultaneously. Sling does now have a DVR but it costs $5/month & is rather limited. You are only allowed 50 hours of storage & some channels don't allow it - all the Disney & ESPN channels & all the Fox channels including Nat Geo. IMO, PSVue is still miles ahead in value to Sling unless of course multiple streams & DVR functionality is not important to you.
YouTube TV & Hulu Live is not even worth mentioning at the present IMO.