programming questions


SatelliteGuys Family
Aug 23, 2006
I currently have direct and was thinking about possibly switching to dish but had some questions about programming. First question can you buy your own equipment so you dont have a commintment? Second can you get a package with espn and fox news channel in it that does not cost an arm and leg? Three can you get hd for free with a small package?


SatelliteGuys Master
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 17, 2009
Herrin, IL 62948
1. Yes, you can do that. Dish has a couple programs that allow for no commitment. I'm not sure of the terms, but I think that to do that you don't get the new customer deals.

2. Looks like the Top 120 @$49.99 is the lowest package with both Fox News and ESPN.

3. I know you can get HD Free w/autopay/paperless and the T120. Don't know about any lower packages though.


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Sep 8, 2003
Tampa/Eastern Ct
Just to add;
1. No commitment, no new customer discounts naturally. You buy your own equipment, and pay as you go, no contract.

2. As mentioned one of their lowest packages, Top120 has both Fox News and ESPN.

3. I **think** it's possible to get Free HD for life with no contract. You must do autopay, and paperless billing with at least the Top120 or Dish Latino Plus. It may also be possible to start with a contract, honor it and go to pay as you go and keep the HD for life, assuming you autopay and paperless bill. That question needs to be answered by DIRT..... You had an option to pay $99 and get HD for life with no other conditions, and I know that was available to pay as you go, but the $99 option is no more. That's why I am assuming you can get HD for life following the rules just like someone on contract, but I can't be sure.

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