No Access To High Speed Internet? Introducing dishNET Wireline

If you live in an area unserviced by cable, it used to mean that you also didn’t have access to high-speed internet. Last time we checked, this is America and everyone deserves to have high speed access to the world wide web. Dish Network has answered the call with dishNET Wireline, a high speed internet service option designed for customers who live outside of cable service areas and don’t have access to DSL internet or landline phone options. dishNet Wireline offers internet and phone service to go with their satellite TV service. If you bundle your phone and internet with TV, you can save up to $35 a month. If you just want to bundle TV and internet, you can save $10 a month. So, why go with Wireline over Dish’s standard satellite internet? It has faster download speeds (up to 1.5 Mbps), a bigger data cap (250 GB), it’s a DSL based internet and offers high speed internet and landline phone service to customers who live in areas where DSL and landline phone service are unavailable. dishNET Wireline is currently only available in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. For more information, please call 800-219-5701.

Everything You Need To Know About Sling TV from DISH Network

Cord cutters, rejoice. DISH Network, the American satellite company known for pushing the envelope of technology and user experience, has announced the very thing you’ve all been waiting for: an innovative TV option that allows you to watch your favorite channels – and ONLY your favorite channels – without the burden of a lengthy contract or cumbersome customer service. Sling TV is the first ever cordless, a la carte television provider to feature channels like ESPN, Food Network, AMC, TNT and History Channel. Sling TV is available everywhere and you can watch it everywhere: on your phone, tablet, computer or on your TV like Mother Nature intended. Best of Live TV package: $20 a month Just the basics. Breaking news, sports, food and entertainment. This package includes channels like ESPN, Food Network, History Channel, AMC, CNN, Cartoon Network, Bloomberg and Travel Channel. HBO: $15 a month The full slate of HBO’s premium programming is available on Sling TV. Order it alone or add it onto your existing packages. Ground breaking documentaries, Hollywood blockbusters, original comedy specials and HBO’s diverse sports programming. Extras: $5 a month Need a little more? Pick from three different extra packages tailored for kids, adults, film buffs, foodies and sports fanatics. Sports Extra gives you access to ESPNU, SEC Network, Universal Sports and more.   For more information, call 800-219-5701.

Special Military Offer For All US Armed Forces Members!

Are you an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces? By following this LINK and following the instructions, you’ll be presented with your special military offer. All you need is your first and last name, email address, phone number, military status and date of birth. Once you have entered your information, you’ll unlock this limited time special offer for military personnel ONLY. Active duty, veteran, reservists and guard servicemen and women qualify. Just in time for Memorial Day, get the best offer for DISH available! When ordering your new DISH Network service get 50% off the best package PLUS a $100 Prepaid Visa Card. Order today while this exclusive offer lasts, and get it only with Connect Your Home. ] Order today and also get: -Free Hopper upgrade -Free professional installation -Free HD for Life -Free CINEMAX, SHOWTIME, STARZ for 3 months   This offer is only available to military personnel, and only available from Connect Your Home. LINK  

Sling TV From DISH Network

The highly anticipated over-the-top video service from DISH Network was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Monday. The 12-channel streaming service will be available for just $20 a month, and will include ABC Family, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, CNN, Disney Channel, ESPN, Food Network, HGTV, TBS, TNT, and the Travel Channel. You do not need a TV subscription from DISH like some other streaming services; all you need is an Internet connection or a Roku box, Kindle Fire TV or select Smart TVs (not including Apple TV). With a Sling TV subscription, you can watch programming on your tablet, smart phone, computer or TV. However, the single-stream service can only be used on one device at a time. So if you plan on sharing the subscription with a roommate, friend, etc. and one of you wants to watch “Chopped” but the other wants to watch a game on ESPN, one of you is out of luck. Additional programming such as sports, kids and news networks can be added to the basic package for just $5 more a month. Other over-the-top services have been announced to launch later this year from Sony, Verizon, HBO, and CBS’s Showtime Networks services. The announcement of Sling TV is a testament of how DISH is committed to providing the latest in technology to their customers. Thinking of switching to an over-the-top service? Ensure your Internet connection can support streaming services – find Internet deals in your area here.

Netflix Now Available to DISH Customers

DISH and Netflix have partnered up to bring DISH customers Netflix content via the Hopper™. Effective today, DISH customers will be able to stream Netflix content through the whole-home HD DVR, better known as the Hopper, for the regular fee of $7.99 – $8.99 a month.  The streaming service provides TV shows and movies to online viewers and is now available from a pay-TV provider for the first time. DISH Senior Vice President of Product Management Vivek Kehmka points out that the app integration gives customers easy access to their favorite shows and movies from both DISH and Netflix – all through the Hopper. The service is also anticipated to be added to other DISH devices such as its Joey receivers. The pay-TV arrangement is a first for Netflix and Bill Holmes, global head of business development at Netflix explains the reasoning behind such a partnership as a no brainer; “Many households subscribe to both Netflix and a traditional pay-TV service. Our vast library of TV shows and movies, combined with Dish’s lineup of live-television content, gives customers easy access to a wide variety of complementary programming.” Order DISH today for instant access to both pay-TV and Netflix programming!

Holiday Movie Guide

Need something to distract the kids while you’re busy wrapping gifts and preparing a feast for the family this holiday season? Check out this list of our employees’ favorite holiday movies! Whether you need an idea for a movie to watch as a family or just need a break for yourself, our holiday movie guide includes the classics as well as some new favorites. Because let’s face it, not everyone needs a 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story.
  • A Christmas Story (1983) stars Peter Billingsley as Ralphie, a young boy who just wants a Red Ryder B.B. gun for Christmas.
  • Elf (2003) is the tale of Buddy the elf (Will Ferrell) and his journey from the North Pole to the U.S. to find his true identity.
  • Home Alone (1990) is a classic holiday movie about an 8-year-old boy, played by Macaulay Culkin, who accidentally gets left behind when his family goes to France for Christmas.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) is a modern-day twist on the Dr. Seuss classic of a grouchy, green creature (played by Jim Carrey) who tries to steal Christmas.
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) is the classic TV short that is narrated by Boris Karloff, who also voices the Grinch.
  • The Santa Claus (1994) stars funny-man Tim Allen who plays a man who unintentionally kills Santa and is recruited to take his place.
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) is more than just a holiday classic; starring Donna Reed who shows a discouraged businessman (James Stewart) that despite his frustrations, it really is a wonderful life.
  • Love Actually (2003) is set in London, England and follows eight different couples’ love lives which are loosely interrelated throughout the month before Christmas.
  • Four Christmases (2008) stars Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon who visit their four divorced parents all on Christmas Day.
  • The Holiday (2006) is a story about two women (Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet) who fall in love after swapping houses in one another’s countries after experiencing guy-problems in their home country.
  • Adam Sandler’s 8 Crazy Nights (2002) is more of a grown-up film that stars Adam Sandler, Brooks Arthur, and Allen Covert.
Whether you’re looking for a comedy or a little romance, this movie guide has something for everyone in your family. Make sure you check out all of our providers’ movie packages to ensure you have access to all of these great holiday films!

The Latest and Greatest from DIRECTV and Sony

The latest innovations in the TV industry comes in the form of movies in 4K from DIRECTV and Internet TV streaming service from Sony. Sony announced that it is launching a cloud-based TV service called Playstation Vue which will give subscribers access to about 75 channels and on demand titles. The cloud feature allows subscribers to save episodes to the cloud for 28 days. Sony will begin testing of a beta version of the service this month to select Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 owners in New York City and will eventually roll out to Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Sony hopes to expand the service to other devices with plans already in the works with Apple for the TV service on the iPad. According to Sony, the platform will be available to the general public in Q1 of 2015. And DIRECTV became the first TV provider to offer 4K programming by delivering select movies on demand to its customers. Movies such as Forrest Gump and Transformers: Age of Extinction are now available to DIRECTV on demand subscribers with prices ranging from $3.99-$15.99 per title (see the entire list of movies below). There is also a $50.00 initial setup fee for the 4K service. What is 4K? 4K provides four times the resolution of 1080p video by doubling the pixel count of full HD video. Simply put, 4K gives you super sharp picture clarity. However, to enjoy this enhanced picture clarity you need fast Internet speeds, DIRECTV’s Genie HD DVR and a Samsung 2014 “DIRECTV-ready” Ultra HD TV. DIRECTV 4K Movie List:
  • Forrest Gump
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Amistad
  • The Terminal
  • McLintock!
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • The Last Reef
  • Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
  • Antarctica
  • Dolphins
  • Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag
  • Dinosaurs Alive!
  • Coral Reef Adventure
  • Space Junk
  • Yellowstone
  • Legends of Flight
  • Rescue
  • The Ultimate Wave Tahiti
  • Mysteries of the Great Lakes
Updated 11:25am 11/20/2014

DishLATINO Holiday Offers

This holiday season, DISH has all your programming needs covered. Whether you’re looking for English or Spanish programming, or even a balance of the two, DISH has holiday offers that are hard to refuse. Are you looking for ways to save a little extra money this holiday season? When you order DISH between now and Dec. 5, you can get a $100 DISH prepaid card! All you have to do is mention the offer code “GET100” when you order to receive DISH’s Black Friday Blowout offer. Or maybe you’re looking for great gift idea. Once again, DISH is on it with their DISH México offer. When you subscribe to any DishLATINO package, you can give DISH México service (Spanish TV channels available in Mexico) to one of your friends or family members in Mexico for only $6 a month for 18 months! Just mention the offer code MÉXICO at time of sale to receive great programming for yourself and a friend or family member. Once you become a DishLATINO subscriber, a letter with a referral code and redemption number will be mailed to you. Share the referral code and redemption phone number specified in the letter with a friend or family member in Mexico to sign up for DISH service. Now you AND your friends or family can enjoy the great programming DishLATINO has to offer! With DishLATINO, you get the best of both worlds – over 270 channels of Spanish and English programming including Unvision, Galavision, AMC, Cartoon Network and USA. And you can enjoy over 40 of those channels in stunning High-Definition! Plus, when you order today, you can also get free HD for life, a free Hopper upgrade and free premium channels such as HBO®, Cinemax® and STARZ® for three months. The holidays can get busy and we get that. We want to make sure you get all the bells and whistles this holiday season which is why these and other great offers will continue through the New Year. Click here to find the best deals in your area!

Time Warner Cable Phone 2 Go App

Time Warner Cable’s Phone 2 Go app launched this week giving customers the ability to forward all of their incoming Home Phone calls, including video calls and text messages, to their smartphone. Time Warner Cable subscribers can download the Phone 2 Go app from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app also gives you the ability to make outgoing calls and send text messages from your smartphone via your Home Phone account. Here is a list of the app’s features*:
  • Forward incoming Home Phone calls including video calls and text messages to smartphone or tablet
  • Make voice calls and send text messages from mobile devices using a TWC Home Phone account
  • Make and receive video calls with other Phone 2 Go users
  • Access contact lists stored on the phone or tablet device
  • Maintain a list of Favorite Contacts, Recent Calls and Messages
  • Play and manage Voicemail messages
  • Use Call Waiting and 3-Way Calling
  • Take advantage of Home Phone features (Selective Call Blocking, Unconditional Forwarding, Caller ID Blocking, Anonymous Call Rejection, etc.) on all calls
So how does it work? Phone 2 Go supports voice and video calling as well as text messaging from anywhere in the world through the device’s data connection** (cellular or WiFi). It can be used from up to five devices at low-cost home phone rates. Incoming calls will ring simultaneously on all associated Phone 2 Go devices and the home phone. Once one device accepts the call, all others stop ringing and a private conversation begins. *Phone 2 Go does not support 911 emergency services via voice calling or text. Customers acknowledge this during the initial setup. **If the device is using a cellular data connection, subscribers may be charged by their service provider.

FOX AutoHop Challenge Deferred

A federal judge has ruled in favor of DISH in a dispute FOX filed against the AutoHop feature that removes commercials from recorded primetime shows. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee indicated a tentative decision that DISH isn’t violating copyright law with this feature as it would be considered fair use under the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1984 decision in the Sony Betamax case. The 1984 ruling was in favor of allowing customers to make personal copies of copyrighted programming. Richard Stone, a lawyer for Fox Broadcasting Co. stated at the hearing that, “They created commercial-free video-on-demand because by law they can’t provide commercial-free live TV.” He goes on to say that, “What they’re saying is don’t watch that stinky live stuff.” The argument here is that allowing viewers to watch recorded primetime shows with the ads removed weakens Fox’s business model. It reduces the value of their shows to advertisers and without advertisers, broadcasters wouldn’t make money. DISH also offers Primetime Anytime which is a feature that acts like a DVR and automatically records all primetime programming for an entire night. Going back to allowing customers, not DISH, to make personal copies, DISH argues that it is a feature that the customer has to enable. But Fox is arguing that it violates its contract agreement with DISH that prohibits DISH from offering Fox content on video-on-demand. This is something that U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee says may be a breach of contract due to the copying functions of Primetime Anytime. Gee also indicated that she was leaning in favor of Fox when it came to DISH Anywhere which allows customers to access live streams of broadcast programming from their mobile device. This relates to the Supreme Court decision back in June that Aereo was infringing on copyrights when it offered streams of broadcast programming via a system of remote antennas.