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Old 10-15-2016, 01:53 PM   #21
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Dish and Pay-As-You-Go

For the most part my wife and I have had pretty good success with out DISH Tailgater (2 years old) and Dish programming. The Pay-As-You-Go service has mostly plusses but there are a few drawbacks.

As an RVer when you no longer need the Dish service, do you simply say, "Please disconnect my service and when I need to use the Dish programming again, I'll contact you." Or do you tell the Dish rep, "Please put my account on PAUSE"? Now that doesn't sound too difficult but, sadly, not all the Dish customer service reps understand how the Pay-As-You-Go plan is supposed to work, especially the reps with limited English skills. You only pay for what you use...supposedly. On more than one occasion Dish has attempted to bill me inappropriately for service time that I have not used on the RV program. So far, I have had the most success using the Chat feature on the Dish website in starting and stopping the Pay-As-You-Go programming.

The portable Tailgater offers a lot of flexibility. You just have to be patient in finding the signal. To this extent I use a Dish satellite finder app on my iPhone. Also, we have been able to receive a Dish signal in British Columbia with no difficulty.
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:11 PM   #22
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Does Dish or Direct have internet?
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:12 PM   #23
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We have DIRECTV HD at home. We take our main receiver and 1 mini from home. We take a $60 HD antenna. We pay $0 (zero) extra per month/year. We don't see any need to spend extra money to watch only SD programming to make us feel as though we are truly camping.
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:20 PM   #24
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Does Dish or Direct have internet?
Dish has internet available but it requires a separate and very different dish. I don't think they will set it up on an RV due to the difficulty in aiming it. It has to be aimed more precisely and they won't send a tech out every time you move.
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:22 PM   #25
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If HD makes that much difference while camping, why camp?
Not everyone on this forum is a weekend camper. We have snowbirds and full-timers that actually live in our RVs
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:22 PM   #26
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Does 5 months a year in Arizona qualify?
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:41 PM   #28
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DirecTV is going to eliminate standard SD in the next couple of years and go to all HD programming. The bonus is that will mean that a lot of RVs will begin to get HD programming on the standard 18" dish from DirecTV. Personally I use DirecTV SD even in my stick house and don't see the need to upgrade even there.

Satellite internet is another thing entirely. Not the best service. I would stick with smartphone hotspots.
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Dish or Direct

I have used Dish for many years and like it; have never used DirectTV.
My RV is included in my home package using a Tailgater and 211 receiver. The quality is generally good as long as you have an unobstructed view to the south. The major issue I have with it is that you cannot received home local channels (FOX, NBC, ABC, PBS and CBS) and if you change locations for the RV, it changes your home settings as well. This causes difficulty in recording shows on your home set.

I have some considerations for you to consider:
1. Where in AZ are you going, it may have local channels for you to view without a satellite setup. Also, lots of RV sites have cable setups.
2. What do you use at home?
3. What do you want to watch and is satellite the only option?

Getting a satellite system is not cheap. The Dish Tailgater is about $349 and the 211 receiver is about $100. The pay-as-you-go package from Dish is $39.99 a month when used. That's in US dollars.

Good luck and enjoy your trip to Arizona.
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