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Old 10-16-2016, 03:52 PM   #11
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Good luck with that, 5 bucks to pause, 5 bucks to activate. Eats up you one month block of time in a hurry.
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Old 10-16-2016, 03:53 PM   #12
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We have direct at home. We had dish but they kept arguing with networks and we kept losing our favorites. We have a dedicated receiver in our trailer. When we go on a trip we just call them and have it activated. When we get home we call again and have it deactivated. We only pay for it while it's in use.
What number are you calling, we ate dinged 5 bucks for every pause/activate.
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:38 PM   #13
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I use Dish on the road with a 211z and carry out dish purchased from Camper World. This is a month to month and you no longer have to call to deactivate the service, just don't pay and they stop the service and cancel ant outstanding bill. Call and pay in advance to restore service. The downside to satellite is well covered in previous posts.
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:55 PM   #14
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Do you have SWM receiver? If so what dish do you use. Found one on Amazon but have not purchased yet.
Yes. The Genie is a SWM only receiver. It is also a wireless system, so I use a mini Genie in the bedroom to view everything recorded on the Genie. I also have a roof mounted Winegard Travler automatic dish that is not used often and a ground based oval dish tripod when I am in the trees. Took a bit of time to get it all working, but now I can watch HD programming almost anywhere.
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:55 PM   #15
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I use direct tv and the biggest drawback is when traveling not getting local channels. I have called and once in a while they will change and allow me to get local but usually they say it's a FCC regulation that won't allow it. On other hand when talking with dish owners they seem to be able to change and get local everywhere they go with no problem, which seems strange..One other note is the Dish seems to be a little less expensie, we purchased a additional reciever and it adds $7 to our bill monthly
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:12 PM   #16
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I use Dish on the road with a 211z and carry out dish purchased from Camper World. This is a month to month and you no longer have to call to deactivate the service, just don't pay and they stop the service and cancel ant outstanding bill. Call and pay in advance to restore service. The downside to satellite is well covered in previous posts.
I must have said this 12 times here, but I'll say it again.

I have Direct. I got a DISH service just so I could use an auto HD satellite and setup.

EVERY SINGLE TIME I did what you say above, and stopped the service, they cancelled my account, bam. When I tried to restart it 2 months later, or whatever, they'd require all the back payments, OR start over with a new account. This didn't happen once. It happened 3 times over 18 months. That was enough, I figured I'd learn how to use a portable SwM direct satellite and I have.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:49 PM   #17
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I have DISH and replaced my outdated King Dome with the new King Tailgater, much faster setup. With DISH you can pay for only the months you use it and get full HD on the road. We have DISH at home so just take two boxes with us when traveling.
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Old 10-16-2016, 10:25 PM   #18
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I have kept considering adding satellite TV, but keep putting it off. AT&T has purchased DirectTV, and I am a DirectTV subscriber and have AT&T unlimited data, text, and call smartphones. As long as I have quality cellphone signal or wi-fi I can watch content. Here is the link: DIRECTV App for Mobile Devices

In addition, with the SiriusXM app I can listen to most of the TV programming that doesn't require video (Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, HLN, etc.)
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I must have said this 12 times here, but I'll say it again.

I have Direct. I got a DISH service just so I could use an auto HD satellite and setup.

EVERY SINGLE TIME I did what you say above, and stopped the service, they cancelled my account, bam. When I tried to restart it 2 months later, or whatever, they'd require all the back payments, OR start over with a new account. This didn't happen once. It happened 3 times over 18 months. That was enough, I figured I'd learn how to use a portable SwM direct satellite and I have.
I'm sorry you had such a hard time. And yep... I've read most of your posts on this. But I have to point out that a lot of folks have great success with the dish pay as you go program. I can't explain your bad experience but I believe it is definitely the exception, not the rule.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:06 PM   #20
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I own a company that sells both DISH and DirecTV services. (To be clear, I'm not trying to sell those services on here.) Direct does have a "mobile" service but the equipment is much more expensive than DISH's Tailgater and the start/stop of the services is less flexible.
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