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DISH vs Charter


Comparing DISH vs Charter? With DISH you can get FREE installation, over 30 premium channels FREE for 3 months and budget friendly packages. Take a look at a comparison of DISH and Charter.

Package NameAT120+Select
Channel Count190+125+
Includes ESPNYesYes
Advertised Monthly Price$54.99$59.99
1st TV Receiver Fee$0.00$6.99
Local Channels FeeIncluded$6.05
Includes HBO for 12 months**YesNo
Regional Sports Fee*$0.00$0.00
HD Programming Fee$0.00$0.00
First Year All-in Monthly Price$54.99$73.03
Contract Period2 Yearsno contract
Price Protection2-Year Price Guaranteenone
Price increase at end of first year$0.00$0.00
Second Year All-in Monthly Price$54.99$73.03
Fee Total for 2 YearsN/A$312.96

All data found on 6/20/2016. DirecTV - National Offer - non-AT&T wireless or internet customer. Comcast - Denver. TWC - New York City. Charter - New Orleans.
Verizon - New York City

Requires credit qualification, 24-mo. commitment with early termination fee and eAutoPay. 1 TV included. Upfront fees, taxes and state-specific surcharges may apply.

*Maximum fee. Amount varies by geographic location.

**HBO included for 12 months with all America’s Top packages. After 12 mos., then-current everyday price applies unless you call or go online to downgrade.

On technology, DISH is far superior

The Award-Winning Hopper

30 Industry Awards
25 Advanced Features (including)
Game Finder
Record Eight

Meet The Hopper

Top Rated Features

As of 9/2/2015

Record Eight
2TB Hard Drive
On Demand
DISH Anywhere

When You Compare DISH and Charter, DISH Wins

DISH saves you an average of $553 over Charter during your first two years. And not only do you pay less with DISH, you get more:

  • If you like cartoons on Boomerang, then DISH is your answer — because you won’t get Boomerang with Charter.
  • Plus with DISH, you get 50 free premium channels for your first three months.

Only With DISH: Amazing Hopper 3 Technology

DISH’s unique Hopper 3 DVR gives you four times the storage capacity of Charter. On top of that:

  • Record up to 16 shows at the same time, so you never have to miss a show or a big game.
  • Hopper 3 lets you instantly skip commercials when using PrimeTime Anytime to record select primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.
  • With DISH’s mobile app, DISH Anywhere, and the HopperGO mobile flash drive, you can watch all your live, recorded and On Demand shows anywhere, on any device, at any time.

DISH’s average rank since 2010 is higher than Charter’s in these ACSI Service Categories: call center satisfaction, website satisfaction, clearest bill to understand and lowest customer complaint rate. If you want the best service, sign up for DISH.
When you compare DISH and Charter packages, DISH just gives you more!