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DISH television pricing

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Price: $56.99 - $137.99/moChannels: 330+DVR storage hours: 125-500
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Is DISH worth the cost?

DISH is more affordable than its closest competitor (DIRECTV), and its three-year price guarantee means you won’t have big price hikes down the road. You won’t be able to watch every Sunday NFL game, but you’ll have access to a wide variety of college games and pro sports at reasonable add-on prices. There are also packages specifically for international TV and Spanish speakers, plus special deals for Veterans, seniors, and other local heroes.

DISH has a reputation for straightforward pricing, and it’s (mostly) true. You won’t see as many fees added to your bill as you would with DIRECTV. However, you will have to pay a DVR fee or a receiver fee plus rental fees for extra equipment or upgrades. There’s a local channels fee if you want access to your local broadcast stations, but you can opt out. Last, watch out for automatic charges for premium entertainment if you forget to cancel before promotions expire.

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Make sure DISH is available in your area.

Featured plans and prices

Get the best value by speaking directly with a sales rep at 1-833-970-0845 or checking your address at
DISH's website.
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Latino Basico
America's Top 120+
  • Channels
  • DVR storage hours
America's Everything Pack
  • Channels

Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply. For offer details, view disclaimers

Want to bundle TV with other services?

DISH partners with internet providers across the country, and some great bundling options are available with AT&T internet. You may also find bundling deals with a variety of other fiber, cable, and satellite internet providers.

If you do have access to high-speed internet at home you can take advantage of the super-powered Hopper 3 DVR or Hopper Plus and the DISH mobile app. However, you might want to consider streaming services instead of DISH if you have good internet and watch only a few channels.

Savings tip: Services often come highly discounted when you buy them together. Be sure to check
DISH's bundling options.
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Premium channels and add-ons
  • STARZ: $10/mo.
  • EPIX: $7/mo.
  • HBO Max: $15/mo.
  • MLB Extra Innings: $140 per season
  • Showtime, STARZ, and DISH Movie Pack: $30/mo. after promotion
  • Multi-Sport Pack: $13/mo.
  • Latino Bonus Pack: $10/mo.
  • International add-ons: $9.99–$54.99/mo.
Available add-ons vary based on your location and TV package. Visit
DISH's website
or call 1-833-970-0845 for more details.
Switching to DISH?

One of the best things about switching to DISH is its three-year price guarantee for most new customers. DISH will cover installation of both your satellite receiver and DVR if you sign a two-year contract, or you can pay up front if you’d rather skip the credit check and pay a lot less (for fewer channels) month to month. If you are on the contract but cancel early, you’ll be charged $10 for every remaining month.

Monthly pricing is pretty straightforward, but keep an eye out for promotions that expire after a few months. In addition to your package price, you’ll be charged a local TV fee (which you can cancel) and either a DVR fee or a receiver fee. You’ll also pay extra if you want to upgrade to the Hopper 3 DVR or add receivers.

Savings tip: DISH often has
sign-up promotions
for first-time customers. Call 1-833-970-0845 to ask a rep about current deals and discounts.
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Canceling DISH services?

If you signed a two-year contract with DISH but want to cancel early, you will be charged $10 for every month remaining on your contract. There’s virtually no way out of the cancellation fee, but there’s good news! The DISH cancellation fee is only half as expensive as what DIRECTV charges.

Locked into a contract? Call DISH at 1-833-970-0845 and speak to a rep about available options.
Costs to consider:
  • Installation cost: Free with two-year contract
  • DVR fee: $10–$15/mo., depending on your equipment
  • Additional equipment fees: $7–$17/mo.
  • Regional sports fee: None
  • Broadcast fee: None
  • Contract length: Two years
  • Cancellation fee: $10 for each month remaining on contract

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Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply. For offer details, view disclaimers

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