Dish for my RV question

IggyAZ

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I live in Phoenix and plan to setup my Pay As You Go subscription using my local address with DISH.
If I travel within the Arizona SAT Circle and don't change my address or zip code with dish and travel 150 miles from my home and still in the same Arizona SPOT BEAM will I still get the local Phoenix channels?
Or
Must I always have to call them every time I stop overnight?

Remember I'm only going 150 from Phoenix and still in the same Spot Beam circle.
 

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We only call and change our local channels if we loose the old ones due to a move.
 
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As long as you are within the spotbeam, you can keep using the same locals assigned to the account. Looks like 150 miles south or west might be more challenging, but still doable.
(Legal/Dish TOS disclaimer: You are required to report your address whenever it changes, but if your cellphone has no signal then it cant be helped ;))
 
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As long as you are within the spotbeam, you can keep using the same locals assigned to the account. Looks like 150 miles south or west might be more challenging, but still doable.
(Legal/Dish TOS disclaimer: You are required to report your address whenever it changes, but if your cellphone has no signal then it cant be helped ;))
I'e always taken that to mean my billing address, not necessarily my service address. I don't think Dish really cares where I am at a given time as much as they care that they know where to send the bill. Of course with online billing and paying, that's not really an issue either.
 
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I'e always taken that to mean my billing address, not necessarily my service address. I don't think Dish really cares where I am at a given time as much as they care that they know where to send the bill. Of course with online billing and paying, that's not really an issue either.
While I agree that is probably how they see it as well, as long as payments get received they don't care where you are.
But the terms state:
B. Physical Address/Change of Address. When setting up your DISH account, you must provide us with the physical address where your Equipment will be located and your Services will be provided. A post office box does not meet this requirement. You must give us immediate notice of any change of name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, physical address where your Equipment is located or other contact information. You may do this by notifying us at the telephone number, Customer Service E-mail Address or General Customer Service Mailing Address set forth in Section 1.
Taken from here.

(I'm not really against it at all, I never bother changing the address when I grab my tripod and go camping, but I don't think its a good idea to blatantly say "you can do it" for the sake of the forum itself)
 
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While I agree that is probably how they see it as well, as long as payments get received they don't care where you are.
But the terms state:

Taken from here.

(I'm not really against it at all, I never bother changing the address when I grab my tripod and go camping, but I don't think its a good idea to blatantly say "you can do it" for the sake of the forum itself)
I think they had a pretty good idea that I would be moving my equipment fairly often when my pay-as-you-go account was set up through Dish4MyRV.com and eventually became an "Outdoor" account when that designation started. Then again, they did eventually add the ability to change my service address with a few button taps to whatever address my phone's GPS said was nearest. That's led to some interesting entries. My service address belonged to a funeral parlor once that was on the other side of a state park boundary fence... :)
 
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Taxes and additional fees are determined by the zip code your service address is in. We travel full time, and when on the East Coast, the added fees for RSN, which I don't even look at.
 
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Thanks all again for clarification.
I don't have DISH at home so when I RV it's new to me.
So, I guess the zip code you enter when setting up a Wally camping is just to help the dish find SATs easier.
In the past when I parked at a new campground address I sometimes get Tucson AZ local stations and not Phoenix.
We will test it again in a few months.
It's always nice to know more than they tell us.
 
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I' not so sure how narrow or wide their spot beams are..took the 5th wheel to Yellowstone this summer and got my locals from back in Kentucky....went to Biloxi and Gulf Shores, this fall , and near Orlando last winter came in great
 
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