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DISH vs. Verizon Fios



The new Flex Pack from Dish offers flexibility like never before and has no comparable offers from our competition. Learn more about Flex Pack HERE. To see the value for yourself on our standard offers against competition see the chart below.


COMPARE
Package Name
Channel Count
Includes ESPN
Advertised Monthly Price
1st TV Receiver Fee
Local Channels Fee
Includes HBO for 12 months**
Regional Sports Fee*
HD Programming Fee
First Year Monthly Price
Contract Period
Price Protection
Price increase at end of first year
Second Year Monthly Price
Fee Total for 2 Years
AT120+Package Name
190+Channel Count
YesIncludes ESPN
$54.99Advertised Monthly Price
$0.001st TV Receiver Fee
IncludedLocal Channels Fee
YesIncludes HBO for 12 months**
$0.00Regional Sports Fee*
$0.00HD Programming Fee
$54.99First Year Monthly Price
2 YearsContract Period
2-Year Price GuaranteePrice Protection
$0.00Price increase at end of first year
$54.99Second Year Monthly Price
N/AFee Total for 2 Years

Verizon Fios

Custom TVPackage Name

99+Channel Count

YesIncludes ESPN

$64.99Advertised Monthly Price

$12.001st TV Receiver Fee

$2.99Local Channels Fee

NoIncludes HBO for 12 months**

$5.89Regional Sports Fee*

$0.00HD Programming Fee

$85.87First Year Monthly Price

no contractContract Period

nonePrice Protection

$0.00Price increase at end of first year

$85.87Second Year Monthly Price

$501Fee Total for 2 Years

Bottom Line: DISH saves you $741 over 2 years.

All data found on 4/11/2016.
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.

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Nationwide Availability
Free Standard Professional Installation
Call Center Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010
Website Satisfaction Ranking
Since 2010
Clearest Bill to Understand Ranking Since 2010
Lowest Customer Complaint Rate Ranking Since 2010
YesNationwide Availability
YesFree Standard Professional Installation
#1Call Center Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010
#1Website Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010
#1Clearest Bill to Understand Ranking Since 2010
#1Lowest Customer Complaint Rate Ranking Since 2010

Verizon Fios

NoNationwide Availability

NoFree Standard Professional Installation

#4Call Center Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010

#4Website Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010

#6Clearest Bill to Understand Ranking Since 2010

#2Lowest Customer Complaint Rate Ranking Since 2010

Bottom Line: DISH has the best service in the industry, ranking higher than Verizon since 2010 in call center satisfaction, website satisfaction, clearest bill to understand and lowest customer complaint rate.

*Based on the average American Customer Satisfaction Index comparison of major TV providers (2010-2015).

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) is a national economic indicator of customer evaluations of the quality of products and services available to household consumers in the United States.

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Record up to 16 shows at once (Hopper 3)

Yes 16 shows seems like a lot but this feature also lets you do a whole lot more with your TV service. Learn more about the Hopper 3.

Watch 100% of Your Live TV Channels Anywhere

Watch 100% of your live TV, 100% of your recorded TV and tons OnDemand content from Anywhere. Learn more about the Dish Anywhere.

Watch 100% of Your DVR Recordings Anywhere

Watch 100% of your live TV, 100% of your recorded TV and tons OnDemand content from Anywhere. Learn more about the Dish Anywhere.

Watch OnDemand Anywhere

Watch 100% of your live TV, 100% of your recorded TV and tons OnDemand content from Anywhere. Learn more about the Dish Anywhere.

Instantly skip commercials during your favorite shows1
Hours of HD Recording Storage
Built-in Netflix app for easy access
Wireless Receivers Available

A well-designed entertainment center should be clean and welcoming without annoying cables in the way. That’s why we designed the Wireless Joey. Learn more about the Wireless Joey.

Bluetooth Audio

DISH’s Hopper DVR offers a Bluetooth® audio streaming feature that gives you the ability to listen to TV via Bluetooth headphones. This makes it easier to stay engaged with what’s happening on TV while cleaning, cooking, exercising and more.

Remote Locator

Remote Finder eliminates the frustration from the constant game of hide-and-seek with your remote. Learn more about the Remote Locator.

Easily record primetime content from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox

As much as we want to watch the latest episodes of our favorite primetime shows, sometimes we just don't have the time to do so. With PrimeTime Anytime, this problem is a thing of the past.

YesRecord up to 16 shows at once (Hopper 3)

Yes 16 shows seems like a lot but this feature also lets you do a whole lot more with your TV service. Learn more about the Hopper 3.

YesWatch 100% of Your Live TV Channels Anywhere

Watch 100% of your live TV, 100% of your recorded TV and tons OnDemand content from Anywhere. Learn more about the Dish Anywhere.

YesWatch 100% of Your DVR Recordings Anywhere

Watch 100% of your live TV, 100% of your recorded TV and tons OnDemand content from Anywhere. Learn more about the Dish Anywhere.

YesWatch OnDemand Anywhere

Watch 100% of your live TV, 100% of your recorded TV and tons OnDemand content from Anywhere. Learn more about the Dish Anywhere.

YesInstantly skip commercials during your favorite shows1
500Hours of HD Recording Storage
YesBuilt-in Netflix app for easy access
YesWireless Receivers Available

A well-designed entertainment center should be clean and welcoming without annoying cables in the way. That’s why we designed the Wireless Joey. Learn more about the Wireless Joey.

YesBluetooth Audio

DISH’s Hopper DVR offers a Bluetooth® audio streaming feature that gives you the ability to listen to TV via Bluetooth headphones. This makes it easier to stay engaged with what’s happening on TV while cleaning, cooking, exercising and more.

YesRemote Locator

Remote Finder eliminates the frustration from the constant game of hide-and-seek with your remote. Learn more about the Remote Locator.

YesEasily record primetime content from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox

As much as we want to watch the latest episodes of our favorite primetime shows, sometimes we just don't have the time to do so. With PrimeTime Anytime, this problem is a thing of the past.

Verizon Fios

NoRecord up to 16 shows at once (Hopper 3)

NoWatch 100% of Your Live TV Channels Anywhere

NoWatch 100% of Your DVR Recordings Anywhere

NoWatch OnDemand Anywhere

NoInstantly skip commercials during your favorite shows1

60Hours of HD Recording Storage

NoBuilt-in Netflix app for easy access

NoWireless Receivers Available

NoBluetooth Audio

NoRemote Locator

NoEasily record primetime content from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox

Bottom Line: DISH gives you 2X more storage, instantly skip commercials, record up to 16 shows at once and watch 100% of your live and recorded programs, and tons of OnDemand content on the go.

Compare DISH and Verizon Fios – DISH Is the Clear Winner

DISH saves you an average of $861 over Verizon Fios during your first two years. In addition to that:

  • If you like CBS Sports, the rural lifestyle programming of RFD-TV or the Weather Channel, then DISH is for you — because you don’t get those with Verizon Fios.
  • Now includes HBO channels for 12 months with additional 40+ channels free for three months

The Hopper 3 Smart DVR: Only From DISH

DISH gives you double the DVR storage capacity of Verizon Fios — plus its unique Hopper 3 technology gives you the power to record up to 16 shows at once, so you’ll never miss a show or game again. Look what else:

  • Only DISH lets you skip instantly over commercials when you use PrimeTime Anytime to record select primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.
  • With DISH’s mobile app, DISH Anywhere, and the HopperGO video flash drive, you can watch your shows anywhere, on any device, at any time.
  • DISH also lets you access Netflix from any room without changing remotes or inputs and use wireless receivers and Bluetooth audio.
  • Plus, DISH provides a remote locator and voice remote control — so you can change channels with just the sound of your voice.

DISH’s average rank since 2010 is higher than Verizon Fios’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 Verizon packages, DISH comes out ahead!

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