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DISH Boost Mobile acquires MVNO Gen Mobile: What’s that mean for you?

DISH Boost Mobile acquires MVNO Gen Mobile: What’s that mean for you?

Boost Mobile just announced they'd be acquiring the entirety of Gen Mobile. DISH Network Corporation owns Boost Mobile, and now they'll own the entirety of what was included in Gen Mobile. Boost will procure all of Gen Mobile's distribution network, technology, customer base, the brand, and the wireless team currently working for Gen Mobile.

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HBO returns to Dish after three long years and it’s joined by HBO Max

HBO returns to Dish after three long years and it’s joined by HBO Max

Dish Network finally offers HBO again around three years after booting it off its platform. The premium network's return is due to a new deal between Dish and WarnerMedia. There have been some big changes with HBO since the carriage deal between the two companies ran out in October 2018, including the launch of HBO Max and AT&T's decision to spin off WarnerMedia as a standalone entertainment company.

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Boost Mobile Unlimited Plus plan adds free telehealth service perk

Boost Mobile Unlimited Plus plan adds free telehealth service perk

DISH's prepaid wireless carrier Boost Mobile has added a new perk for customers who subscribe to its Unlimited Plus plan: free access to a telehealth service. These virtual 'doctor visit' apps have become increasingly popular, particularly amid the pandemic when many people are still concerned about risking a trip to the doctor's office.

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Dish brands T-Mobile shady Un-Uncarrier over Boost network shutdown

Dish brands T-Mobile shady Un-Uncarrier over Boost network shutdown

Dish has accused T-Mobile of the sort of shady carrier behaviors that T-Mobile made a business out of accusing AT&T and Verizon of performing, demanding the FCC weigh in on the upcoming shutdown of the CDMA network many of its subscribers still rely upon. Dish and T-Mobile were meant to be collaborating closely in the aftermath of T-Mobile's merger with Sprint, but now the smaller carrier claims its erstwhile partner is now getting sneaky.

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Dish Network is about to acquire MVNO Republic Wireless

Dish Network is about to acquire MVNO Republic Wireless

Dish Network has announced plans to acquire Republic Wireless, the ultra-cheap MVNO wireless service that offers data-only plans and more. Once the acquisition deal closes, Dish will have control over the Republic Wireless brand and various 'supporting assets,' earning itself around 200,000 wireless customers.

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Dish acquires carrier Ting Mobile: What this means for subscribers

Dish acquires carrier Ting Mobile: What this means for subscribers

Dish, the company is best known for its satellite television service, has announced the acquisition of Ting Mobile, a prepaid carrier that offers a unique pay-per-usage subscription model. Tucows, the previous owner of Ting Mobile, is onboard to serve as Dish's technology partner for its own retail wireless business. What does this mean for existing Ting Mobile customers? Read on to find out.

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DISH Hopper and Wally now support the Google Nest Hello Video doorbell

DISH Hopper and Wally now support the Google Nest Hello Video doorbell

Imagine being in the middle of an intense moment of a film or TV show and suddenly the doorbell rings, jolting you out of your immersion. You quickly run to the door only to find out it was nothing important or no one at all (those pranksters!). The mood has been ruined, leaving you wishing for a way to know whether or not to even get up from the couch. Now you can if you own a Hopper or Wally receiver from DISH and a video doorbell from Nest, now known as Google Nest.

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DISH’s AirTV 2 now comes in a more discreet black box

DISH’s AirTV 2 now comes in a more discreet black box

Set-top boxes that blend over-the-air TV and the Internet are no longer novelties these days. Even service providers are somewhat ironically selling their own "cord-cutting" boxes, with attached subscriptions, of course. In 2017, DISH launched its first Android-powered AirTV Wi-Fi tuner with a rather odd aesthetic for a TV box. With the AirTV 2, it is correcting that error and puts all the upgraded hardware in a sleek and slim black box.

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DISH bags J.D. Power customer satisfaction award for innovation and tech

DISH bags J.D. Power customer satisfaction award for innovation and tech

Cord-cutting has become a trend in the past years as more and more tech-savvy users flock to their mobile devices for content. In response to the growing number of streaming services, cable and TV providers have stepped up their game to match what the likes of Netflix and Hulu offer in terms of features and innovations. That strategy has worked well for DISH who has, for the second year in a row, won J.D. Power's top spot in Customer Satisfaction.

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Google Assistant integration makes the DISH Hopper even smarter

Google Assistant integration makes the DISH Hopper even smarter

Smart TVs and the set top boxes that make regular TVs smarter offer all sorts of advanced features that go beyond simply changing channels but most of them seem to still be rooted in the past in one important way. The remote control and its dozens of buttons have become an indispensable part of the experience even when it's also the most cumbersome means of control. Some, like DISH' Hopper systems, do offer some amount of voice control and they're getting a huge boost today with the arrival of Google Assistant on their remotes.

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Here are the phone carrier locking rules agreed to by DISH, T-Mobile, and Sprint

Here are the phone carrier locking rules agreed to by DISH, T-Mobile, and Sprint

Documentation agreed to by the Department of Justice, T-Mobile, Sprint, and DISH, dictate that new carrier locking policies are now on the books. Before you go any further, note that these agreements were not made by AT&T, Verizon, or any other carrier other than the three carriers mentioned in the first sentence of this article. In the court documents viewed by SlashGear today, locking principals agreed to by these parties apply to "all methods of locking, (including any limitation on the use of an eSIM to switch between profiles*) for any postpaid or prepaid mobile wireless device that they lock to their network."

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No eSIM future: What’s in the T-Mobile, Sprint, DISH DOJ agreement

No eSIM future: What’s in the T-Mobile, Sprint, DISH DOJ agreement

The future is officially, legally bindingly, inclusive of eSIM. Official court filings released today stipulate that both The New T-Mobile (with Sprint) and DISH "agree to support eSIM technology on smartphones, including working with handset equipment manufacturers to support eSIM-capable phones to the extent such phones are technically capable of operating on [aforementioned carriers'] wireless networks."

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