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Does International Basic include Locals?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by quizzer, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Aug 4, 2013 #1 of 21
    quizzer

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    Does the international basic package include the locals? Is it $10/month?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2013 #2 of 21
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    No locals, yes it's $10.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2013 #3 of 21
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    Thanks.

    What is the cheapest package for keeping internationals? I want the locals as well.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2013 #4 of 21
    P Smith

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    depend on a language
     
  5. Aug 6, 2013 #5 of 21
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    If you don't care about HD you can always get the Smart Pack, every day price of $29.99 plus whatever international package you get of course.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2013 #6 of 21
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    If you don't care about HD you can always get the Smart Pack, every day price of $29.99 plus whatever international package you get of course.
    Right, according to the DirecTV service agreement, any international package must be accompanied by the lowest package which is $29.99 a month
     
  7. Aug 6, 2013 #7 of 21
    P Smith

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    "must be" or could be ?
     
  8. Aug 6, 2013 #8 of 21
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    "must be" or could be ?
    must be
     
  9. Aug 6, 2013 #9 of 21
    P Smith

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    damn !
     
  10. tsmacro

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    Well we're talking about Dish here not Directv. You can get International programming with just the international basic for $10 however if you want locals then yes you need to at least get the smart pack.
     
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    Well we're talking about Dish here not Directv. You can get International programming with just the international basic for $10 however if you want locals then yes you need to at least get the smart pack.
    damn, wrong forum! !rolling
     
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    Locals ARE in HD in the Smart pack, but even less is the Welcome package, also with HD locals.
     
  13. tsmacro

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    I don't think you can get International channels with the Welcome package. When I look up their International programming page it says to chose either International Basic, Chinese Basic or also available with Smart Pack, America's Top and DishLatino packages.
     
  14. P Smith

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    watch your steps, boy ! :)
     
  15. quizzer

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    I have international (south asian) + Dish America now. I'm thinking of cutting cost. Can I just keep the Welcome pack (~26 with DVR fees)?


    Will it matter if I have the 722 receiver and 1000 Plus satellite dish antenna?
     
  16. P Smith

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    yes, you can

    no matter
     
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  17. Kiwipi

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    Actually, we have international package and "Welcome Package" which gets local channels and is $19.99. Just downgraded this week from "Smart Pack" which is $29.99. Welcome Package is unadvertised and you have to request it specifically by name. I only stumbled upon the existence of it on a board accidentally. And no, you do not have to be a new subscriber. Lineup is pretty good too, prefer it to Smart Pack although you get less channels.
     
  18. quizzer

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    Thanks to all. Got the welcome pack.
     
  19. P Smith

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  20. tampa8

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    I thought you could, just didn't know if they changed the rules. Guess not.
     

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