DISH's New Customer Deals

This Month's Picks

Everyone wants a great deal but with all the media and ads out there, it's hard to filter out the noise sometimes. On this page, we'll be ranking our current staff picks for the best DISH Network deals available to new customers. Only the top two make the grade and all active sign-up bonuses are factored in as well (they change often and are intentionally hard to find sometimes). Keep in mind these specials are only available to customers that are "new" to DISH (if it's been more than 2 years since you last had DISH, you re-qualify). Finally, the rankings below tend to change often and while we do our best to suggest which may be the better fit for a particular household's needs, as with everything, adjust accordingly. Enjoy...

November 2018
America's Top 120 Plus (Fall Season) updated: 11/15/2018
America's Top 120 (Fall Season) updated: 11/17/2018
Overall Score: 95/100
Overall Score: 92/100
Cost
$69.99/mo for 2 yrs

Perfect for sports fans, the Top 120 Plus plan has a solid mix of general, niche and sports programming.

Cost
$59.99/mo for 2 yrs

DISH's lowest-priced plan, Top 120 is the non-sports version of Top 120+(plus). It has about 6 less channels which saves you $10 a month.

Sign-up Bonus
12 Free PPV movies

A value of about $90, for a limited time, grab 12 free pay-per-view movies. Compared to other sign-up perks throughout the year, this one has been a customer favorite. Must mention code: PPVEXCLUSIVE. Learn more »

Sign-up Bonus
$50 Bill Credit

If you don't watch (or pay for) a lot of movies or just want your bonus up-front, get this $50 Bill Credit instead. Simply mention code: LUCKY50OFF. Learn more »

Base Perks
Available with all plans

  • 2 Year Price Guarantee (price won't increase for 2 yrs)
  • Free Standard Installation for up to 6 rooms
  • Free Premium Channels for 3 months
  • Free Voice Remote & Smart DVR
  • Free DISH Anywhere app (watch live TV or your recordings from anywhere)

Base Perks
Available with all plans

Same

Sports
NFL Redzone, NFL Network, College, ESPN, etc.

Top 120 Plus is the first DISH plan that gives you access to the NFL Redzone and NFL Network, 100% free. For the uninitiated, NFL Redzone broadcasts every NFL redzone attack and TD (great for fantasy junkies). Also get the Big Ten Network, Longhorn Network, SEC Network, Pac 12 Network, etc.

Sports
Only ESPN

You won't get any of the sports channels to the left other than the ESPN suite (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews & ESPNU).

This Plan Best For...
Sports (NFL/college) fans

With the extra college channels, NFL Network, Redzone and Fox Sports 2, Top 120 Plus is the most economical choice for the casual and even big-time sports fan.

This Plan Best For...
Families looking to save $

If cost is a key factor but you still want access to the majority of your favorite channels, Top 120 should be a great fit.

Overall Savings
Over $750

After the life of the 2-year guaranteed offer, compared to cable, you're looking at a savings of at least $675. That takes into account programming fees, channel value, sign-up bonuses, base perks, etc.

Overall Savings
Over $695

You'll get a bit less value with this plan but also pay $10 less per month ($59.99/mo, DISH's lowest-priced option) - America's Top 120 is a solid pick for those uncertain or just new to DISH.

Where to Get These Offers

As of 11/20/2018, DISH.com, the official site, is offering each of these specials (and a few other similar ones). You'll have the option of ordering online or over the phone and, in most cases, there's no dollar advantage to choosing one over the other...

The Best Price Package
DISH.com
soon!
  • ONLY $59.99/mo (Top 120) guaranteed for 24 months!
  • FREE Smart HD DVR (Hopper 3 or Duo)*
  • FREE HBO, Showtime, STARZ and Cinemax for 3 Months
  • FREE HD for Life! (w/ agreement, autopay & paperless billing)
  • DISH Movie Pack FREE for 3 months (15 movie chnls)
  • Note(s): Act now & lock in this low price thru 2020.
Order by
Phone
DISH.com
Open now? Yes.
Next-day installation available? Yes.
1-888-336-3795

Seasonality Plays a Big Role

Landing a great deal is all about timing and knowledge, mixed in with a little bit of luck. With satellite TV and DISH, offers change all the time so it's always a good idea to have your favorite plan picked out early so you can jump on that hot promo when you're ready to switch. If you have the luxury of time and can wait it out, offers tend to be at their peak during Spring and through the start of the NFL season (late August). Since DIRECTV has exclusive rights to the NFL (and advertises a ton leading up to opening day), DISH tries to match them as closely as possible with their bonuses. Otherwise, during the rest of the year, they always has a solid line-up of specials available for the taking.

Buying Tip: If you had your eye on an offer and noticed it just expired, don't get too bummed. You may be able to call up DISH and still get it added to your account. When you're chatting with your customer service rep, be sure to request the exact deal by name (even better, jot down the promo code beforehand). Sometimes exceptions are made and if it hasn't been expired for too long, a manager can often lock that in to win your business. No harm in asking, right?

Why are the Best Deals only Available to New Customers?

Sounds a little exclusionary, but it's been an industry practice for decades. In general, telco companies thrive and grow with NEW business and if you've never been a paying customer, it's well worth it for them to toss in as many free perks as possible. Of course, they'd always rather not pay you to sign-up, so it's totally up to you to take full advantage of the (sometimes hidden) exclusive pricing and goodies. Kudos, being on this page has you well ahead of the curve :).

Now, back to the term "new customer", who exactly qualifies? For both DIRECTV and DISH, the policy is a lack of a subscription to the service during the previous 24 months. For example, if you had DISH 2.5 years ago and are coming back, you qualify. If you're within 2 years, you'll only get the best package pricing available, not the sign-up extras. Of course, if a household is involved, there's absolutely nothing stopping you from putting the bill in another person's name. Just be sure they're fiscally responsible (been there, done that :/).

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