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Here Are Dish’s Hidden TV Fees You Need to Know About

A young woman is sitting in her kitchen and is loking at her receipts at home while using a smart phoneDish has always prided itself on how few hidden fees it has compared to its competition. Yet Dish still has some hidden fees you need to know about if you’re considering signing up. The good news is many of the most annoying fees won’t be found with Dish like HD Technology fees or the Regional Sports Fees.

Here are the fees Dish includes with their service:

DVR Service Fee:

Hopper or ViP $15.00
922 $10.00

Device Rentals:

Receivers (first leased receiver is free, excluding 211 and Wally)
Hopper 3, Hopper with Sling, or Hopper $15.00
Super Joey $10.00
4K Joey, Wired Joey, or Wireless Joey $7.00
Wally $7.00
922, 722, 722k, 625, 622, or 522 $17.00
322, 222 or 222k $14.00
612 or 512 $10.00
311, 211, or 211k $7.00

*Alaska and Hawai have a $5 a month Dish500 fee.

Programming Change Fees:

Name Cost
DISH Protect removal within 180 days of addition $30.00
Adult programming removal within 30 days of addition $20.00
Other TV programming removal within 30 days of addition $5.00
Enable External Hard Drive $40.00

Late Payment Fees:

Name Cost
Late Payment $10.00
Returned Check/Electronic Funds Transfer $20.00
Payment Extension $15.00

Service Appointment Fees:

Name Cost
Standard Technician Visit Without DISH Protect: $95.00
With DISH Protect: $0.00
Custom Work Install $50.00

Shipping Fees:

Name Cost
Standard Without DISH Protect: $15.00
With DISH Protect: $0.00
Expedited Without DISH Protect: $35.00
With DISH Protect: $20.00
Extended (Alaska/Hawaii/Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands) Without DISH Protect: $35.00
With DISH Protect: $0.00
Extended Expedited (Alaska/Hawaii/Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands) Without DISH Protect: $55.00
With DISH Protect: $20.00
Empty Boxes for Equipment Return $15.00

Dish’s Early Termination Fees:

Early Termination (prorated per month remaining in commitment)
DISH’n It Up $480.00
dishNET Satellite $420.00
dishNET Wireline $240.00
Credits with Commitment $120.00 or $240.00
New Customer $480.00
Preferred Customer Offer $240.00
Unreturned TV Equipment
Hopper 3 $350.00
Hopper with Sling $300.00
Hopper $50.00
Hopper Duo $250.00
4K Joey $50.00
Super Joey $100.00
Wired Joey $50.00
Wireless Joey $25.00
Wally $50.00
LNB $49.00
Smart Card $50.00

So next time you see a deal that sounds too good to be true make sure you know all the fees and taxes that will be included with that TV package.

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