While Dish Network had been around in the market for up to 10 years, many shoppers are still not sure about their satellite TV offers. In fact most are confused with the overloaded marketing campaign. Just in case you’re one of those looking for direct answers, perhaps this shoppers Q and A session can help.
Is Dish Network the largest satellite TV Company in United States?
Nope, Dish Network is the second largest satellite company in United States; the largest is DirecTV instead. They own about 15 million subscribers at the time of writing; while more than 18 millions subscribe to DirecTV.
Dish Network is offering free satellite TV deals to everyone, right?
Wrong, Dish Network’s free satellite TV deals are only for first time customers. Also, you will need to commit to one year subscription contract if you want those satellite systems for free.
What are the decoder models are we getting for Dish Network free deals?
The choice of your free decoder system depends on your package. In general, DISH 311, 322; DVR 510, 522; and HDTV DVR 921 are the models you’ll be getting.
Do I need to install my own dish system if I place my order with Dish Network?
No you don’t have to install your own dish system. Installation of Dish Network is free of charge and your dealer should get it done for you. Just in case you need help or legal advice, the official number to call is 1.888.284.7116.
What are the standard programming packages available in Dish Network service?
Dish Network programmings are packaged into five main standard packages: Dish Family, America Top 100, America Top 200, America Top 250, and America EverythingPak. Subscription costs for these programming packages ranged from $19.99 to $79.99. In case HD programming is for you, Dish Network offers HDTV services in several standard packages as well: DishHD Bronze, DishHD Silver, DishHD Gold, and DishHD Platinum.
Is ordering Dish Network online safe?
Dish Network online dealer had been around for a long time – in fact online Dish Network dealer like AllSat is in the business since Dish Network started their service back in the 90s. Thus, I’m convinced that the ordering process online is safe.
Can I order Dish Network via phone?
Yes, you can but you’ll need a promotion code. Call 1.800.425.5728, promo code CJ2457353.
How does Dish Network perform when compare with DirecTV?
Dish Network has more International and HD channels (30+) with a slightly cheaper subscription price. On the other hand, DirecTV is more well-known and they offer several exclusive sports packages that you can’t get elsewhere (NFL Sunday Ticket, NASCAR Hot Shot… etc).
Wrapping things up…
I hope the Q&A solved your doubts and help you to make wiser choice when shopping for satellite TV services.
My last piece of advice? Don’t get overwhelmed by their lucrative bargains. Dish Network (or DirecTV) might be offering their huge programming package in a very cheap price but be aware that you probably do not need that much of channels in their package. Be a smart consumer, get what you need from their service and avoid their marketing traps.