Do you LOVE the Welcome Pack?

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  1. vcr1980

    vcr1980 Topic Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    The Welcome Pack looks pretty sweet.

    History
    Hallmark
    Hallmark movie and mystery
    Boomerang -- Scooby Doo and Flintstones!
    HGTV
    Comedy Central
    CMT
    TBS

    Wow --- this sounds really sweet. Do you like your welcome pack and why?
     
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  2. dare2be

    dare2be SatelliteGuys God
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    I like my Flex Pack. I get most if not all the Welcome Pack channels and I can add sports, news, kids and local channels when needed at little to no cost.
     
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    boba SatelliteGuys Master

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    Each customer has their own HOT SPOTS If the Welcome Pack matches yours order it.
     
  4. vcr1980

    vcr1980 Topic Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I talked to Dish via Chat. They said Welcome Pack is only available to existing customers! How ironic!
     
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    dare2be SatelliteGuys God
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    Yeah, but you could sign up with a higher pack and then the same day of your install drop down to the Welcome pack after the install is complete.
     
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    PHXHoward SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Love welcome pack. I watch locals + msnbc and hgtv. Don’t care about any other channels so it is perfect.
     
  7. comfortably_numb

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    I have it and I love it. I use it to supplement my FTA satellite equipment, OTA, and a Youtube TV sub I get through work
     
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    vcr1980 Topic Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Is this seriously something I could do?
     
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    vcr1980 Topic Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Are you guys recording much on Welcome Pack? Should I get Wally or Hopper?
     
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    I have a Wally with a 2TB external hard drive and record stuff all the time. It’s really up to what your needs are.
     
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    Yes, but I would wait a day or two. ;)
     
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    vcr1980 Topic Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Riiiight so i get 'used' to all the good stuff and decide not to switch, hehe.
     
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    LOL, that's one way of looking at it. :)
     
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    No thanks. Flex, yes!
     
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    I Love my Welcome Pack. I get HGTV, History, CMT, Hallmark, HMM, & I get 30 channels of local tv on my OTA TiVo. Add in my Prime Fire stick and I do not even need Netflix. I did add the movie pack for more movies than I can watch.
     
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    The Welcome Pack + streaming is a good combination for us. The Welcome Pack, which includes locals, is THE reason we still subscribe to Dish. Our Dish bill is $41.07 all up. We stream most of our viewing via PBS, Amazon Prime & Acorn TV.

    Every few months ALL Dish Subscribers get Free Previews of HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, etc. which include the their On Demand libraries. We use our Hooper 3 to record multiple programs simultaneously and download On Demand titles that typically can be watched up to 3 weeks after download.
     
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    We used to have the Welcome Pack with our Hopper 2000 back in the day. Once my discounts expire in another year or so, I will probably switch back to it. We watch so much more on streaming services than we do on linear TV any more, I am really on the fence about keeping linear TV in the long run. Really, the only reasons are local channels and avoiding OnDemand commercials. If I could get good OTA reception, I'd probably go back to a Tivo setup. YTTV and the other services are tempting, but most seem to want to ruin the experience in some way. If DVRing something means I get the OnDemand version, fine, but let me FF the commercials like I can on my Hopper or pay a monthly fee to avoid the commercials. Anyway, the Welcome Pack is a good solution for now as I see it.
     
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    The thing I like least about the Welcome Pack is being forced to pay the locals extortion price.
     
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    My Flex Pack bill is $48. Could be less than $38 if I dropped the Latino Bonus pack.
     
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    Hey, the entire package, including locals, is $23 a month. Considering locals cost $12 in the other packages, it's a bargain....
     
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