Thanks to DISH Network for sponsoring this conversation. As always, all opinions are my own.
It's been almost 20 years since we subscribed to cable TV. Yep, you read that right. 20 years. Why? Well, because cable just didn't work for us. I mean, I love certain shows and certain networks. But I wanted to watch what I wanted, how I wanted, when I wanted. I didn't want to have to upgrade my subscription to get the four network stations that offered the content that I actually wanted to watch. It seemed unreasonable that I had to upgrade to get the minimum. I loved TV, but hated the TV companies. DISH can change this feeling. They listen. That's how they learn what people want, what they like and don't like from their TV company.
DISH Network Technology and Innovation
DISH offers some of the best technology and innovation as well as outstanding customer service. With their Hopper GO, you can stream shows anywhere, anytime with a pocket DVR. WHAT? That's incredible. The Hopper Go has a built-in private Wi-Fi network, too, (no internet connection or data usage required) so you don't have to wait for shows to buffer. Imagine how happy my kids would be when they learn they can connect up to 5 devices at a time for up to 100 hours of content (shh don't give away my secrets or I’ll never get my Hopper GO back).
Because we all know that smart home technology is where it is at, DISH Network features Amazon Alexa Integration so you can control the Hopper 2 & 3 DVR and navigate, search, and record TV content through your Alexa-enabled devices. You can also use voice commands to find content by saying prompts like “Tune to AMC” or “Find romantic comedy movies.” Too bad I can’t get my kids to respond to doing the dishes with those voice prompts. Smart home tech users like me and my family love this feature. Similarly, Voice Remote allows you to just say what you want. You can search for your favorite channels, shows, or actors with advanced voice recognition to complete your commands. It’s really easy, you just press and hold the button to enable voice recognition. Searching for your favorite shows doesn't get any easier than being able to do it with your own voice.
With as much travel as I do, I love that taking my content and watching it on the go is an option! DISH Anywhere gives you access to 100% of your live and recorded entertainment anywhere you have an internet connection (or you can transfer the content to the DVR in advance for streaming without the use of Wi-Fi.) I can keep up on all of my Seahawks and Yankees games. I can also choose from thousands of On Demand titles if I'm in the mood for a movie instead of TV. And we're HUGE Netflix junkies in our house, so I'm pleased to see DISH is the 1st major U.S. television provider to offer Netflix integration on DISH’s set-top box so there's no more switching inputs. I can watch Netflix without changing anything in my setup. I love that DISH makes it easy!
DISH Network Customer Service
DISH’s customer service and support are available 24/7, which is more than you can say for most TV companies. They also have a 99% signal reliability and nationwide availability. Another plus? They have the #1 Call Center Satisfaction since 2010 and the #1 Clearest Bill to Understand since 2010. Seriously. It doesn't get better than that. Great customer service is key for me. I can't stand having to make a call and getting lousy customer service. There is literally nothing worse in my mind than poor customer service; it's such a turnoff, so knowing that I'm going to get great help at their call center day or night is an enormous selling point for me. When you call to have an installation, the whole installation process is free, too. Their professional and courteous technicians will come out to your home and assemble and mount your satellite dish, including doing a full site survey to determine the best outdoor placement of the dish for the best reception. They'll also install your whole home DVR and receivers and download and update any Hopper software so you’re ready to watch the moment they leave.
DISH pricing is great, too. Once you sign on, you have a 2-year price guarantee, so there are no surprises on your bill for the next 24 months. Your price is locked in. You'll get 190+ channels (including regional sports and ESPN…go Seahawks!!) starting at $54.99 (plus taxes) and HBO is included for 12 months.
DISH Network Specials
Now through July 30, if you sign up for DISH you can get the benefits of DISH as well as a bonus for signing up! New customers can choose to get a free TV mounting, free Polk Soundbar, or free Bluetooth headphones by using the codes MOUNT4753, DISHSOUND967, or BTOFFER852 when they sign up. Call 1-888-607-7590 to get started!