Dish “Appreciation Pack?”

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Got this email tonight. They seem to have added some kind of sports add-on to my Welcome Pack. Anybody else get this? It didn’t change my monthly rate.

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Thanks :biggrin

Seriously though, I’m not sure why I’m getting these perks. I didn’t call and ask for an Appreciation Pack; I don’t even know what it is
Directv did the same thing to me last year when I had their Select package, gradually adding regional sports networks and other channels to it, one at a time, for no additional cost. It looks like Dish is copying their idea. Both providers must be desperate to keep subscribers, adding sports channels to such low-tier packages. I had cancelled my Directv service and came back, before I started getting their no-cost add-ons without asking for them. I remember that you had called Dish to cancel your service earlier this year. So, even though you did not go through with that, and downgraded instead, the same principle probably applies.
 
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Directv did the same thing to me last year when I had their Select package, gradually adding regional sports networks and other channels to it, one at a time, for no additional cost. It looks like Dish is copying their idea. Both providers must be desperate to keep subscribers, adding sports channels to such low-tier packages. I had cancelled my Directv service and came back, before I started getting their no-cost add-ons without asking for them. I remember that you had called Dish to cancel your service earlier this year. So, even though you did not go through with that, and downgraded instead, the same principle probably applies.

Sounds reasonable. As far as I can tell, the only channels they actually added are Sundance (unless that's a current freeview) and my RSN's. The RSN's are a nice (and surprising) addition. The offer doesn't say how long it lasts. I'm almost afraid to ask, in case it's some kind of accident.
 
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Sounds reasonable. As far as I can tell, the only channels they actually added are Sundance (unless that's a current freeview) and my RSN's. The RSN's are a nice (and surprising) addition. The offer doesn't say how long it lasts. I'm almost afraid to ask, in case it's some kind of accident.

Sundance does not appear to be in freeview, it was in May.
 
I like how it says CSN Chicago, even though that was re-branded almost a year ago! If you can get your RSN for less than $25 a month, for those that intently follow their regional team, that would be an incredible deal.

What is CSN Chicago supposed to be called? It does show up as CSN Chicago in my guide, also
 
The funny thing is, I live in a zip code that qualifies for the Cubs, White Sox, Twins, Royals and Cardinals, but they only lit up NBCS and FSM. Not that I’m complaining; it’s a nice addition
Like I said, Dish is copying Directv's model. Last year, Directv gave me one or maybe two additional channels per month, so it took awhile before I had all of the RSN's for my area. Do you get the alternate channels in the guide, or just the main feed of each channel?
 
Like I said, Dish is copying Directv's model. Last year, Directv gave me one or maybe two additional channels per month, so it took awhile before I had all of the RSN's for my area. Do you get the alternate channels in the guide, or just the main feed of each channel?

Yes, there are a whole bunch of alt sports channels in the guide now
 
I went to my account at Dish and do not see any channels added to my Welcome Pack. You only posted page 1 of 15. What did the other 14 pages say.
 
I have had many alt sports channels show up in the guide, but none of them were offered in my zip code and if I tuned to one I got a page saying this channel is not available.

Looks like I get to watch the Cardinals and the Cubs this afternoon on 412-29.
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