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DISH Signal Reliability

Reliable reception and picture quality

The last thing you want to worry about when it's time to watch TV is your signal. We changed that, now all you need to worry about is what to watch first on our huge selection of channels because DISH has 99% signal reliability, based on a nationwide study of our customers.

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No need to check the forecast

We do everything to make sure your signal is as strong as possible. Occasionally, something like very heavy rain or snow could cause a brief interruption in signal quality, but those instances are rare and typically very brief. If this were to happen regularly, we can inspect your system for damage and make sure your system is back to running at peak performance as soon as possible.

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Cable can have problems that satellite doesn't

All TV, even cable, travels through satellite before it reaches you. Cable also has issues that satellite doesn't with possible problems like underground cables getting cut by construction activity or homeowner maintenance, branches falling on overhead cables or other weather related problems. Those issues can take a repairman to come out, evaluate and fix the problem, leaving you without TV.

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See what our customers say

Satellite picks up good during storms and more channels to watch for a cheaper price than cable. Very satisfied!!!” - John O.

I have had Dish for 10 years now and never had any major issues” - Gladys C., Phoenix, AZ

Do not have problems when it rains.” - Lori R., Houston, TX

Dish is very reliable. Dish is very easy to use; has a channel with hints, how-to's, etc.” - Kenneth D., Los Angeles, CA

Was skeptical about leaving cable with all the rumors about reception issues and outages during rain on Satellite. Could not be more pleased as it turns out.” - Dan H. Dallas, TX

Never had any issues with weather.” - Elizabeth R. Yakima, WA

Reliability has improved greatly over the many years I have had Dish. In our latest wind/snow storm I was watching TV just fine!” - Wendy C., Rochester, NY

Individual experiences may vary based on location.

Note to our Customers Regarding the Coronavirus

Keeping you informed with available news and information about our commitment to DISH customers is a top priority.

We want to share information about what we are doing to ensure we are still serving our customer needs, including the ability to sign up for DISH service and have it installed by our professional technicians who have been trained on procedures, including those recommended by the CDC, to promote cleanliness.

We also know you may be spending some extra time at home over the coming weeks and we want to let you know what you can watch on DISH, how to watch it and what self-service tools are available to manage your service.

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