We finally got a real weather channel. Any chance we'll get a real news channel (i.e., one that has not obsessed about US elections for the last 2 years to the exclusion of all else)?
There is a channel called One America News that is very good in that regard. But I doubt if Dish would ever carry it. We can't even get BBC World News and it just costs about 15 cents a month for them to carry.
And pay more money for fewer channels..what a steal!!!
Yes, the channel gerrymandering on the flex pack is actually worse than the standard packages.
That is 100% accurate.Per Dish, any customer who subscribes to America's Everything or Top 250 plan is not allowed to get BBC World News.
So exactly what I said, DISH carries the channel you don't like the package you must have to get it. I should complain that I am not allowed to get Family Net in my package. Instead of choices let's reduce it all to having one package with every channel in it. But saying DISH does not carry a channel because you choose not to get that package makes no sense.Per Dish, any customer who subscribes to America's Everything or Top 250 plan is not allowed to get BBC World News.
Seems on topic to me...Can any forum stay on topic for more then a couple posts on this website anymore?
Anyone who says that has no understanding of what A La Carte is, or how it has to work. There are many people just in this forum alone who are paying much less per month but getting the channels they want, or close enough to that. If you choose to be closed minded on the different ways to get programming that's on you. Meanwhile DISH is moving forward with a good effort to lowering the cost to get substantially the channels you want. What good is it to pay less per channel but end up paying for many channels some expensive you don't want? Why not pay more per channel but in the end pay less per month for the substantially the channels you want?
Actually we do.what dish is really doing is a shell game designed to get uneducated viewers with poor math skills to pay more per channel than they would if they were to buy a regular packages..it's similar going to a convenience store and buying a 16 Oz soda for a 1.50..while most know you can buy a 2 liter bottle of soda for a buck at a local supermarket..this is just another way for charlieCo to take more while giving less
That is especially true if you are a brand new customer and choose this plan. The usual intro plans have the first year for crazy cheap, and then an expensive year. It would make no sense to have the Flex Plan for the first year. You can always change to the Flex plan after the first bargain year is over. And that would depend on which channels you like to watch. In may ways the Flex Plan could also be called the common channel plan, but they are channels I seldom watch. I have not watched the USA channel or even the FX channel in years.Actually we do.what dish is really doing is a shell game designed to get uneducated viewers with poor math skills to pay more per channel than they would if they were to buy a regular packages..it's similar going to a convenience store and buying a 16 Oz soda for a 1.50..while most know you can buy a 2 liter bottle of soda for a buck at a local supermarket..this is just another way for charlieCo to take more while giving less
BBC world news is in the news pack add on package if you have the flex pack. Al jazeera america shut down its news channel a few months back due to low ratings. Basically if you're interested in real news and real journalism, you need to search for it. The sheep in this country prefer to watch the garbage that presents itself as "news".
If the Top packages cost less per month yet gave more than getting the Flex package as you are trying to suggest you would have a point. Since it cost less and can cost much less to get the Flex package you have no point and made mine and others.
Let me help you. You can go to Costco, Sams's or BJ's warehouse and get the bulk Tomato Sauce. It's a huge can but per ounce it is less than getting a smaller Jar. But you constantly have to throw out part of it because you never use all of it. So the actual cost is much closer than you first thought. On top of that you keep paying $25 more every time you buy it than getting the smaller jar of sauce. By paying that $25 more you can't go out for breakfast a couple of times or save it for something bigger.
So you switch and get the smaller Jar saving $25 each time. It does cost more per ounce but you are saving $25 every time you buy it and you are using the same amount you were before - and here's an important part you aren't going hungry and you have more money for other things.
THAT's the Flex package system. If you find you are going hungry then perhaps the bigger package would be worth it.