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Switching to different receiver?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by VviPhonevV, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. VviPhonevV

    VviPhonevV New Member

    Jun 13, 2010
    I was recently at a sale and happened to find a DP301 receiver that was at a great price I just had to buy ($1) I got it because it was newer than the receiver I already own but found out that I need to deactivate my old receiver and activate the DP301 to get it working. So, my question is, are there fees to activate and deactivate the receivers? If so, how much? Thanks.
  2. sirdroid

    sirdroid New Member

    Jun 13, 2010
    Give up on the 301 and request an upgrade from dish, sounds like you have been a customer for a while if you are still running an older 301 rec.

    Dish is pushing for ALL customers to be upgraded to HD recievers, if you only need a single tuner, 211 will be fine, avoid 622 if you do go for a dual tuner, 722 is much better

    if you have your heart set on your 301, no, there will not be any charges for swapping the two

    p.s. am an installer for dish, seen old 301 and 311's still kickin....
  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Swapping receivers should not incur a charge. As an added receiver the 301 will cost you $7 more per month on your account. Removing a receiver will remove it's fee. Swapping something older for a 301 shouldn't cost you anything but the time on the phone.

    (Unless the 301 didn't come from a clean account.)
  4. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    The 301 needs to be an owned not a leased receiver. The 301 cannot have an outstanding balance(PPV or unpaid subscription fees) or you will have to pay them. Most important you need a purple card in it or DISH will have to send one before it can be activated.
  5. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004

    Is there a charge for the new card?

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