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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Free Dish Network Plan

Free Dish Network Plan

I signed up for the free plan from Dish Network!

See photo for details on how to activate the free Dish Network plan...

The Free Plan From Dish Network
The Free Plan From Dish Network
Image Source: Dr. Penny Pincher

Actually, I have been without Dish Network for almost 2 years now.  I saw this satellite dish in the trash the other day and couldn't resist taking a picture.

Yes, Dish Network does have a free plan.  The free plan involves mailing your receiver back to Dish Network.  You can throw away your dish if you like.  The down side of the free plan is that you don't get any channels.  The up side is that your bill is $0.  You can see why I went with the free plan!

I still like to watch TV once in a while.  We get Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime via internet, so we can watch plenty of movies and TV shows.  I prefer streaming video because you can watch whenever it is convenient.  You can also catch up on episodes if you fall behind.  Of course these streaming video services are not free, but they add up to much less than my Dish Network bill which was over $100 per month.

We use a Roku streaming video player, and I can get some news broadcasts on streaming news channels or on Roku's news video service.  If you don't want to pay for streaming video channels, there are lots of free streaming channels available on Roku.  You can sign up for streaming channels on Roku's website after you get your Roku player set up.

I also have an indoor HDTV antenna.  I can get a few channels with this, which is useful to watch live sports.  I like to watch some college and NFL football in the fall, and sometimes I like to watch local news and weather.  Of course buying an antenna is not free, but you can get an amplified antenna for under $40 and receive high definition (HD) over the air for free with no monthly bill.

Are you sold on the free Dish Network plan yet?  The free price is hard to beat, but you may want to get some streaming video services or an indoor HDTV antenna...

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