DISH bundles FAQ
Can satellite internet service be bundled with DISH satellite TV?
It seems that satellite internet service could be paired up with satellite TV through the same rooftop dish, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple—it would require two separate dishes.
Viasat and HughesNet, the only satellite internet providers in the US, do offer DISH “bundles” in some parts of the country, but you’d want to sign up for them only as a last resort.
If you’re in a remote area with no internet infrastructure, not even phone lines, satellite internet would be your only option. But, even with recent technology upgrades, satellite internet is relatively slow and unstable (and yet still expensive).
Satellite internet also operates differently from satellite TV, hence the separate dish. It’s neither cheap nor convenient; we’d advise researching any other internet alternatives first.
What is digital phone service?
Digital phone, such as the service offered by Frontier, is transmitted over the internet rather than traditional phone lines (even if your internet, like DSL, uses those same lines). It’s also known as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service.
The advantages of digital phone service include unlimited calls, fewer (if any) long-distance fees, and a huge variety of cloud-based phone options (voicemail, caller ID, call forwarding, etc.). It’s essentially phone service without the phone company.
On the downside, unlike traditional phone service, if your internet or power goes out, so does your VoIP phone. Also, not all digital phone services are connected to emergency services as standard phones are automatically.
Which popular channels are included with DISH’s America’s Top 200 package?
Despite the name, DISH’s America’s Top 200 package actually features over 240 channels—not that you’ll want them all.
We’re here for the Paramount Network (gotta have that Yellowstone) and Turner Classic Movies (ditto, bonafide westerns), but Reelz? Or the Game Show Network? Filler at best.
Here are a few of our favorite channels included with our recommended DISH package, America’s Top 200: