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Old 02-04-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: El Paso
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Default Dish/DSL

I have finally come to the point to where I need to embrace the technology of the world and get some satelite. I can no longer stay with my 4 channels of tv. Especially now that those four channels will go bye-bye without a converter box. So.....I was wondering if you all had any thoughts on the Dish Network. I was looking at the 200 channels package. I would have been fine with the 150 but it didn't have my NFL Network. Gotta have that. I was told that NFL Network was exclusive to Direct TV but Dish shows it in their packages so it's got to be there right?

Also, I do not have a phone line. I do not want a home phone line. I think their prices are ridiculous and Customer Service was ****-poor. BUT....eventually, I would like Internet. So that brings me to Naked DSL. Does anyone know how that works? Also does anyone know if there are hidden fees with Dish Network besides the additional $5 per receiver when you don't have a phone line?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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I switched from Time Warner to The Dish Network about seven months ago. For me, this was a great move. Since you are not changing services, I definitely recommend the The Dish over TW.

El Borracho could probably answer this better but I believe AT&T is separating from The Dish in favor of U-Verse. I am not sure how the bundles work for new customers. This is what I did.

1. There is a $10 home phone plan available. No caller ID or any extras. You get something like 25 calls a month and then they are 10 cents a call after that. This worked for me because I only use my home phone for faxes.

2. I got their hi speed dsl internet, which in my neighborhood, is a lot better than Road Runner.

3. I opted for the Top 250 options. It is a little bit more but I get all of the channels I need.

The only surprises as far as the bill was the $7 a month per HD receiver. I was not aware of that at sign up.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:59 PM
 
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If I did not have to have Time Warner (stupid apartments) I would go with Dish. IMO it gives you more for the price.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:31 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I have finally come to the point to where I need to embrace the technology of the world and get some satelite. I can no longer stay with my 4 channels of tv. Especially now that those four channels will go bye-bye without a converter box. So.....I was wondering if you all had any thoughts on the Dish Network. I was looking at the 200 channels package. I would have been fine with the 150 but it didn't have my NFL Network. Gotta have that. I was told that NFL Network was exclusive to Direct TV but Dish shows it in their packages so it's got to be there right?

Also, I do not have a phone line. I do not want a home phone line. I think their prices are ridiculous and Customer Service was ****-poor. BUT....eventually, I would like Internet. So that brings me to Naked DSL. Does anyone know how that works? Also does anyone know if there are hidden fees with Dish Network besides the additional $5 per receiver when you don't have a phone line?

Thanks for your help.
The NFL network is not exclusive to DIRECTV, the NFL Sunday Ticket is. As far as "Naked DSL" goes, it is slightly more expensive than DSL with phone service. You still need to have a phonejack for naked DSL. So if your house doesn't have any phonejacks you need to have one installed.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: El Paso
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So......what is the difference between the Sunday Ticket and the NFl Network? Would I still be able to get the games that Jerry Jones like to keep away from the local channels?

I believe I have phone jacks. Just no service to them.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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So......what is the difference between the Sunday Ticket and the NFl Network? Would I still be able to get the games that Jerry Jones like to keep away from the local channels?

I believe I have phone jacks. Just no service to them.
Sunday Ticket (Direct tv) you have access to all games.

NFL Network (Direct tv and Dish) you have access to NFL news, previews, games of the week, draft news, etc. etc....oh and featured games towards the end of each season.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: El Paso
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Do some of the games include the cowboys game that you can't normally see on the locals?
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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Also, Sunday Ticket is a seasonal pass to every game on the schedule. The NFL Network is a regular cable channel that has the games you are referring to. Though, and I could be wrong, I believe the NFL is to blame and not Jerry Jones. The NFL wants you to watch those games on their network.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: El Paso
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As long as I get my Cowboys games I'm happy.
Anyone know anything about be able to watch hockey? Is that an ESPN thing?
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Yes the Cowboys are featured on the NFL Network.
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