September 5, 2018|
Get hundreds of channels and lots of perks with DISH.
Every DISH package is loaded with channels delivering the shows you love, including free premium channels for three months. Along with all those channels, DISH offers free standard installation, a two-year price guarantee, and HD FREE for Life. DISH packages vary in price, but they’re all affordable. And with all the extra freebies DISH tacks on, you’ll certainly get your money’s worth.
- Free standard installation
- Hopper 3 DVR
- HD FREE for Life
- Required 2-year contract
- Monthly equipment fees
- Price increase after second year
|America's Top 20||120||$59.99/mo.*|
|America's Top 120+||190+ (includes regional sports)||$59.99/mo.*|
|America's Top 200||240+||$59.99/mo.*|
|America's Top 250||290+||$89.99/mo.*|
While all the DISH satellite television packages are affordable, several conditions apply to the pricing. For example, you’ll need to sign up for AutoPay to receive all the discounts. You’ll also be charged a monthly fee for your equipment rental. Despite these contract technicalities, DISH still delivers endless entertainment at a price you can easily afford
*For 24 months, price increases after contract ends All offers require credit qualification, 2-Year commitment with early termination fee and eAutoPay. Prices include Hopper Duo for qualifying customers. Hopper, Hopper w/Sling or Hopper 3 $5/mo. more. Upfront fees may apply based on credit qualification. Fees apply for additional TVs: Hopper $15/mo., Joey $5/mo., Super Joey $10/mo. Internet not provided by DISH and billed separately.
Satellite TV and Internet Packages
DISH used to offer satellite internet under the brand name DISH Network. DISH no longer offers that service, but if you want satellite internet with your DISH package, you can get it with Viasat or HughesNet.
Both services start at about $50.00 per month—but you won’t get any bundle discounts when you pair DISH with Viasat or HughesNet. Viasat offers download speeds from 12 Mbps up to 100 Mbps. HughesNet tops out at 25 Mbps. Read our Viasat sv. HughesNet comparison to get all the details on these two satellite internet providers.
Subscribing to satellite TV and satellite internet will require installing two separate dishes from two different companies. Make sure you have the space for this before you sign up.
You can also bundle DISH with Frontier internet service, as long as you live in an area where it’s available.
Equipment and Features
You have a few different options with DISH equipment. You can go with either the DISH Hopper Duo or the DISH Hopper 3. If you go with the Hopper 3, you can add a DISH Joey to do even more with your DVR system. All three offer access to thousands of on-demand programs and a built-in Netflix app.
|Cost||Included with subscription*||Starts at $10.00/mo.*||Starts at $5.00/mo.*|
|Simultaneous Recording Capability||Up to 2||Up to 16||Varies|
|Storage Capacity||125 hours of HD||500 hours of HD||None|
|Maximum TVs Supported||1 (2 with a Joey)||1 (7 with Joeys)||1|
*Data effective 5/1/2018
If you have a household with just one or two people, the Hopper Duo should be all you need. For bigger households with multiple TVs, you’ll want to go with the Hopper 3 on your main TV and a Joey on the rest.
The DISH Tailgater lets you enjoy the best entertainment from DISH anywhere you decide to set up camp. You can go tailgating before the big game without missing the pregame show or enjoy a rom-com out on the lake. Or just watch cartoons with the kids in a tent in the backyard. Wherever you go, the DISH Tailgater will deliver your shows.
DISH Anywhere® App
The DISH Anywhere app gives you access to live TV and thousands of on-demand shows on your tablet or smartphone. You can also add a Hopper with Sling to access DISH programs stored in your DVR. So, the next time you’re in line at the DMV, you can pull out your phone, pop in your headphones, and enjoy your favorite show while you wait.
Installation Fees and Contracts
DISH subscriptions require a two-year agreement. If you cancel your service before your contract is up, you’ll have to pay an early termination fee. That fee will be prorated based on how many months you have left on your agreement when you cancel your service.
DISH offers free professional installation in up to six rooms. The installation process includes the following:
- Mounting your satellite dish
- Installing your receivers
- Programming your remotes
- Updating receiver and DVR software
- Answering any questions about your service
Installation that’s for more than six rooms or requires extra work may be subject to fees.
Select your DISH package.
Whether you choose a budget package with the Hopper Duo or the top-tier pack with a Hopper 3 and six Joeys, you really can’t go wrong with DISH. It has package and equipment options for everyone, and the bonus features like free installation and HD FREE for Life only sweeten the deal.