If you are looking for an affordable cable or satellite TV package, then you know there are plenty of companies willing to take your money. Most providers heavily advertise their cheap packages, with the hope that the subscriber will opt for a higher priced package down the road. When considering the satellite television option, the low cost DISH Network package will run you less than $30 per month. But what do you get for your money?
The lowest priced package is the new DISH Americabundle, which is offered at the regular price of $34.99 per month. This is a bit more than the cheapest DIRECTV package, which is $29.99 a month. This deal from DISH Network though is a little better once you take a closer look at the channel lineup. The DISH America package offers a few nice cable networks like TNT, TBS, and ESPN, whereas you will not find any of these options with the Family package from DIRECTV. If you need a low cost satellite TV package just for the kids, then the DIRECTV option might work out for you, but for $5 extra, the Dish America packge is a better choice.
New customers can get the Dish America package for $24.99 a month for one year, then you will pay the normal price. If you can spend a few bucks more a month, there is another cheap Dish package to consider, the America’s Top 120.
This package recently increased in price by $5 a month, from $39.99 a month to $44.99 each month. But if you are a new customer, you do get a break on pricing bringing the cost down to around $30 per month. You will get twice as many channels here when compared to the Dish America offer, though about 25 of the channels are 24 hour a day music stations.
On top of the $29.99 monthly price for the America’s Top 120 package, your only additional charges will be for DVR service or extra receivers. Dish currently charges $7 a month for the digital video recorder. You can get Free HD from DISH Network if you agree to be on automatic payment and paperless billing, making this one of the cheapest satellite TV packages available today.